This new year, I wanted to start with a BANG!
Following your dreams is something I have always supported. So I asked myself... "What are my dreams?" "Who do I see myself working with?"
My answers were pretty broad. I've always dreamed of having my work published in magazines. I've dreamed of photographing destination weddings. And I've dreamed of photographing celebrities. Those are just some of the few I could name on the top of my head. So who do I call? My mother of course. My encourager, words of wisdom, my fighter, my hero. She has always supported everything I do. And she told me I needed to make the right connections.
So I did just that. I researched all I could. I found the most amazing people here in San Antonio who I dreamt of working with. I started following them. Planting seeds, helping people, sharing eachother's gifts and talents, and good ol' fashioned prayer is what I am all about. Community versus competition.. Of course there are tons of other talented photographers out there. Photographers who have been in the business years longer than I have. Photographers who have barely started. Some might say they are my competition. I say they are my teachers. How could I not respect them? They are here creating the same art form as me. Beautiful souls who came to Earth; to capture the small micro-second moments we all desperately wish we could re-live, over and over again. That is my power. I can freeze time. What is yours?
So I started to create. I saw a vision in my head of being on the cover of San Antonio Wedding Magazine. I designed it myself. My bride & groom of choice?
Erin & Diego Merino. They were my "birthday couple". I captured their wedding on my 20th birthday last year. And I've never had more fun at a wedding.
Here they are, on what I call, "Heather's version of San Antonio Wedding Magazine"
*Note. this is not an actual issue. It is all for fun, and logos & copyrights remain with San Antonio Wedding Magazine. Photograph is by me.
While on the phone with my mother & staring at my laptop, I didn't want to just leave it here; sitting on my Adobe Photoshop workspace.... I knew this needed to reach the magazine editor. But how? Having no idea how magazines work, or how I would even get a publication, I messaged San Antonio Wedding Magazine on facebook.
And here is what happened....
I got a reply back almost instantly. I started shaking. My nerves were all over the place from excitement. They LOVED it. It wasn't long before a magazine representative contacted my business page & wanted to arrange a meeting...
By this point, I knew something great was going to happen. Would I actually make the cover of San Antonio Wedding Magazine? This was all panning out so quickly. I didn't realize the power social media truly had.
We will find out and see.... I'm meeting her on Friday!