Studio Z Is Born
Finding the solution to "my void" was the emotional part, deciding to start Studio Z was the frightening part. Having the confidence to walk away from the safety of a reliable day job, and believing I had what it takes to start up and successfully run a business, was a bit like jumping off a cliff. Luckily, I had a good feeling and knew in my heart that it was worth jumping for, so with the support of my family behind me, that's exactly what I did. As Studio Z started to evolve, I quickly discovered my love was in working with high school seniors and teens. Why did this age group resonate so much with me? First of all, I think my "inner self" is actually still this age so it's perfect, lol! But also, it involves going back to my own past experiences of feeling insecure, worrying about fitting in, and finding my confidence in high school by shedding the doubts and fears I had about being myself and allowing the real me to stand out. To me Studio Z is more than just taking pictures. The true meaning in this is being able to at least contribute to helping seniors and teens learn to find their confidence, and to embrace their differences along with all of the amazing things that make them unique. I want to help them see that they are all beautiful, strong, and that it's empowering to be themselves.
"Being fearless isn't being 100% not fearful, it's being terrified but you jump anyway," ~ Taylor Swift