Seventy Two Times.

The Lord has truly blessed my business endeavor this past year as I sought an outlet for all things creative, a mommy break, and an additional income to support our homeschool and extracurricular activities. These are some of my favorites from the last month. Boy, was I busy! Christmas photos galore. It was so festive. My camera, my McDonalds peppermint hot chocolate, and I were very busy.

I was thinking through my business plan today. Working on some goals for the new year. I sat down to count the sessions that I had during 2012. I was floored.

I began my business on Mother’s Day 2012. During these almost 8 months I have had 72 sessions ranging from training sessions, to student portraits, to full length sessions, and even a wedding. I am not sure how that is even possible. I really couldn’t be more thankful. AND I’m totally not even just saying that.

I sit in awe of our Lord and what He blesses us with. When things are right, they just are…and they work. When He calls you? go! and He blesses.

I tend to be impulsive. No shock if you know me. I get an idea and I go with it. I don’t like to think through how to do it or if it will work because it will. I will make it. No matter what it takes. Fear generally doesn’t enter the equation. Many times this is fantastic. {Sometimes not so much}.

With this business venture, I was not impulsive. I thought and thought, had friends advice, had husband support, and most importantly, many conversations with the Lord. The night before I began, something hit me that I had not thought about.

What if no one ever hires me? Fear gripped me pretty bad that evening. I prayed and prayed about it and tossed and turned all night. I seriously considered not going for this. Because honestly, what if I suck? I mean who was I to think I could do this? Morning came and I hit publish on this and the journey began. No looking back.

I am so glad I did.

I love what I am doing. I love the opportunities. I love the beauty of the emotion that turns up in these images. I love meeting the people and I really love the kids. Oh the little munchkins make me smile.

I love being a part of an engagement, a birth, a birthday, a reunion, or a moment in time when family members from all over the country are together.

It pretty much rocks.

Pictures are pretty important.

They tell such powerful stories.

Stories of life, just as it is.

I can’t wait for 2013.

I’ve got much more to learn…

More new things to experience…

I’ve got plans, my friends….

I’ve got dreams…

Kick the fear to the curb, it’s not worth it.

What might you miss if you don’t?


I’d love your “LIKE” over at my Facebook page, if you have a minute to visit. My website will be coming this year too. Such exciting things. There is a big smile plastered on my face tonight.







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6 Responses to Seventy Two Times.
  1. Wendi
    January 9, 2013 | 9:44 pm

    Darcy- Your pictures are amazing! You have such a gift. I am glad you stepped forward in faith and didn’t let your fear interfere. I only wish I was closer so you could take our pictures!

  2. Sandi
    January 9, 2013 | 9:49 pm

    You are truly and inspiration!!!!

  3. Brenda Miller
    January 9, 2013 | 10:42 pm

    Darcy, you truly have a gift which shines through your wonderful photos. They are works of art and beauty. I am so glad you did “kick the fear to the curb”. If you hadn’t I wouldn’t have pictures that I cherish of my granddaughter at one year old. Thank you for blessing all of us with your talent. I hope 2013 brings more fun & memorable experiences to you as your business continues to thrive. Blessings to you and your sweet family.

  4. Amy G
    January 10, 2013 | 7:27 am

    I have a huge smile on my face too! I am so so happy for you! It has been a delight to watch your dream come true! You are so talented!!!

  5. Cara Yeh
    January 11, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Seriously amazing! Loved looking through all the pictures — oh, if only you lived closer! Please give me a bit of your amazingness, k?

  6. lindsay
    January 14, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    congratulations, those pictures are stunning! i love how you capture every moment <3

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