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A Word of Encouragement

Happy Monday, friends! Today marks a really big milestone in our business: it’s officially been five years since we photographed our first wedding together. Five years! It went faster than we ever could’ve imagined.

Last week, Jordan sat at our kitchen table. His little sister to his left. He was pointing to the screen, showing her something on our new website. “It’s crazy,” he said quietly, gesturing a few feet down the hallway. “That’s where we cried on the bathroom floor when we weren’t sure what we’d gotten ourselves in to and didn’t know if we’d make it.” We’ll never forget sitting at our desks piled with math tests, giving all our best hours to our day jobs teaching elementary school and working around the clock to try to make this dream happen. Wondering if it was really possible.

He motioned back to the screen. To the fancy new website. To the portfolio. To the awards. To the accolades.

“And now this.”

That’s when it happened. Almost out of nowhere. His eyes started to well up. It was as if, for the first time in a long time, it’d finally sunk in: most businesses that started five years ago are out of business. But not ours. It’s like the famous Shania Twain song says, “We beat the odds together.” It felt almost impossible five years ago. But here we are.

And that’s why we wanna talk to you. Yes, you. Right there. The person reading each word that we’ve typed. You, at home, sitting on your couch, getting a few hours of work done before the kids wake up from their nap.

You, in your cubicle, at a day job you hate but “pays the bills,” eating a pre-made lunch, watching other people live their dreams on social media wishing you could just live yours, too, but feeling stuck and trapped like success is for everyone else except for you.

You, the high school senior, filling out college applications, one painful keystroke at a time, because your heart’s calling you to be creative, to start a business, but you’re scared you’ll miss your friends and can’t find the courage to do something that no one in your family has ever done before.

To you. To all of you. We get it. We remember what it was like to be newly married. To have nothing. To know nothing. But to go for it anyways.

Ever since the beginning, we promised ourselves that — if we ever made it to the other side — we’d never get so far away from the emotional pain that we experienced in those early years that we’d forget how bad it hurt; because the pain pushed us and the hurt made us hustle. As Dave Ramsey says, “People don’t change until the pain of same is worse than the pain of change.”

We don’t have all the answers, but we’ve learned a few things along the way. So, to celebrate our five-year anniversary, let’s celebrate you. Let’s celebrate the starter, the fighter, the day-in and day-outer. The struggler. The hustler. The grinder. The never-give-upper. Let’s celebrate the dreams that are worth fighting for. Today, let’s celebrate you.

You’re in the middle of the thing that you’ll get teary-eyed at the kitchen table talking about years from now. Because you’ll have beaten the odds. You’ll have made it.

So, don’t give up. Not today. Not right now. Not in this moment when the wind’s been knocked out of you. The wind will come back.

Just don’t stop breathing. And don’t stop pushing.

Because, if you do, five years from now, you won’t know what it feels like to sit on this side of the screen, and you won’t get to tell someone else that they can, too. Because we believe that all our hearts that success isn’t for the chosen few. It’s for those who choose to do what most people won’t do.

Choose to fight today, friend. We’re in your corner. And we can tell you with certainty that there’s so much to look forward to ahead.

We’re so proud of our shooting and editing course students all across the world! They’re shooting better, editing faster and serving their clients better than ever before!

 

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  1. Amber says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! We’re so happy and excited for you guys. Thank you for being so real and helping the rest of us reach our dreams! <3

  2. Denise Karis says:

    Congratulations! Cheers to your 5 years!! This post made my heart flutter. Also my thumb hurts. I like, jammed it the other day on a table. 🙁

  3. Karina Bravo says:

    Congratulations!! I needed this inspiration today! As I am at my day job that pays the bills, exasperated and frustrated that my dream gets the least attention from all of my “have to do’s.” But won’t give up, can’t give up! Thanks Amy & Jordan for recognizing the strugglel! lol!

  4. Karina Bravo says:

    Congratulations!! I needed this inspiration today! As I am at my day job that pays the bills, exasperated and frustrated that my dream gets the least attention from all of my “have to do’s.” But won’t give up, can’t give up! Thanks Amy & Jordan for recognizing the struggle! lol!

  5. Ashley Y says:

    Congratulations friends! You guys are amazing! This hit home right now. xoxo

  6. Shelby Tsika says:

    Ah! You guys. I am so in love with this. I am shooting my very first wedding April 2 , 2016! With my high school sweetheart as my second shooter! I’m just a 20 year old with a dream! I could not relate to you guys more! I’m so terrified! But this gave me so much encouragement and confidence!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  7. Rebekah says:

    Congratulations!

    Thank you so much for this encouraging note! My family and I are in the midst of the bathroom floor and it is always so encouraging to hear the testimonies of people who have gotten up from the floor and kept on fighting!

    Blessings!

  8. Russ Bowen says:

    Thanks for your story and sharing the steps to success.

  9. Solette says:

    I needed this, thanks and congrats, strongly hope this for me in five years

  10. Teresa says:

    Your comments are truly an inspiration to me. I enjoy learning something new everyday to improve my photography skills and your blog fits the bill. Congratulations on 5 years of success. Hoping to be in your shoes one day.

  11. Nor W says:

    Congrats to you both on the 5 yrs …. so awesome that your journey has taken you here with big wishes of many more years to come! Have a great celebration okay you two!! XX

  12. Shel says:

    This is a very well written inspirational message. Ever since I watched your class last Monday, I have been a changed woman. My first engagement shoot is in two weeks, and I am uber excited. I am stepping out on FAITH! Blessings to you on your five year anniversary.

  13. Megan Newman says:

    I LOVE this post. I enjoyed watching your webinar- it is my first one! I love how genuine you both are and congratulations on your 5 years! I hope to one day make my photography a full time thing and having amazing people like y’all to inspire us and look up to is great. I hope to one day get to meet y’all and see y’all speak! 🙂 Keep it up!

  14. Christina says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I love hearing your story. My hubby and I are high school sweethearts also and have been married 14 years. Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement! So happy I found you two!

  15. Kendall Steinmetz says:

    OH MY GOSH,THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! I absolutely needed this today. You practically called straight to me, Kendall of KCMO, when you talked about that high school senior. That high school senior is me!!!!! I work day in and day out trying to pursue what God has laid on my heart and it’s hard and fun and terrifying and takes forever and to be honest I’ve been discouraged but this helped lift me up again. I truly appreciate it. Congratulations of 5 years. Thank you for all your amazing help. You have been such a blessing in my life.

    such love,
    Kendall
    Christian Style Blogger + Photographer,
    Thekendallapproach.com

  16. Congratulations on achieving five solid years in business! Your story is inspiring and the content you provide is valuable! Thank you 🙂

  17. Katie Luze says:

    Thank you for all of your encouragement. I am 22, just graduated with a degree in Psychology, and had a baby girl during my last semester who is now 6 months old 🙂 I bought your $99 special during the promo night webinar! My baby was screaming during the session and I wanted to cry, but God sent an angel down and out her to sleep. From there I wrote 3 pages of notes, writing all over the printer paper I could find! Thank you for your encouragement, as a stay at home mom, I struggle with pursing my dreams outside of hom, but forgetting that the first dream God gave me is the pudgy girl in my arms

  18. Katie Luze says:

    Thank you for all of your encouragement. I am 22, just graduated with a degree in Psychology, and had a baby girl during my last semester who is now 6 months old 🙂 I bought your $99 special during the promo night webinar! My baby was screaming during the session and I wanted to cry, but God sent an angel down and out her to sleep. From there I wrote 3 pages of notes, writing all over the printer paper I could find! Thank you for your encouragement, as a stay at home mom, I struggle with pursing my dreams outside of hom, but forgetting that the first dream God gave me is the pudgy girl in my arms. I have 3 family sessions booked this fall while my mother in law watches my little baby girl . Little by little I will pursue this dream!!

  19. Kishelle says:

    CONGRATS GUYS! Thank you for being in our corner & all the inspiration! I’m excited for the next five years 🙂

  20. Michelle Vickers says:

    Thank you sooo much for all your encouragement and positive support! I have thought of quitting several times but really have a passion for this! You give me the strength to keep going!
    You are blessing to us all!

  21. Marcia says:

    I have been the sole photographer for a few friends weddings and my niece’s wedding, all in the past year. I roped my husband in to assist and I think I have improved with each event. I have already learned a lot from your posts and appreciate the on-line education you provide. I live in Phoenix, and hope to attend one of your workshops in the future. What is your Phx/Scottsdale schedule?

  22. Lyndsey says:

    Thank you for the encouragement. I’m just starting out and love soaking up any advice, tips, or tricks others have learned along the way.

  23. I read this not knowing what it would do to me. Well, I have tears in my eyes, and am ready to start my day and conquer it. Recently, I have felt beaten, unable to convince myself that what I am doing is right. This was the boost I needed today to keep going. Thank you so much! – Gretchen

  24. Carmen says:

    Thank you so much. I needed to read this right now, while my twins are napping. I’ve been a wannabe photographer for 15 years. Almost one year ago I started charging. I’m part-time now and a part-time nurse. I love nursing, but I don’t love that I’ll miss holidays with my family while doing it. I’m scheduled for Christmas this year, and as my kids get older I’m realizing that I don’t want to miss any. Looking forward to learning from you. Congratulations on 5 years!

  25. Ashley says:

    Congratulations on 5 years. I am new to business end and people photography. I used to do landscape just for me or flowers and such. My fiance is the one that put the idea of starting a business. So far I truly enjoy it, I just wish I could gain clients faster. It’s a bit deflating when your page only has 37 likes and only wanting to do free model sessions. However , I keep reading articles and joined PPA but I’ll gladly take any extra advice !

  26. Kathy Newsome says:

    I love reading your blogs. This one game me chill bumps! Thanks for all you offer!

  27. Jen Helton says:

    Happy 5 years!! Thank you so much for this email. I love your passion and you guys have helped me believe that I can do this too. The struggle is there and I have thought about giving up a lot. Thank you for helping me believe in myself again.

  28. Kathy says:

    My husband is retiring in 5 years. My goal is start building a photography business and in 5 years have a more flexible work schedule. We currently work at the same company and I’d love to build this new business with him by my side.

  29. Karolyn says:

    You two are so adorable and seem very sweet and genuine. Congratulations on your success! Thanks for paying it forward and wanting to help others succeed as well.

  30. Karolyn W says:

    You two are so adorable and seem very sweet and genuine. Congratulations on your success! Thanks for paying it forward and wanting to help others succeed as well.

  31. Maria Rabina says:

    Congrats! Thank you for this encouragement!

  32. Shannon says:

    I read two posts from you this morning and both spoke to my heart! The first reminded me to find joy in my day job and continue pouring into it with a grateful attitude, and the second was an encouragement that my efforts now to grow my photography business while working another full time job are well worth it. Thank you for these reminders! It is an encouragement just knowing that others can relate, and so helpful to step back and see how what I’m doing now is an investment in the future of my business and my family! Congratulations on 5 years!

  33. Stephanie says:

    Thank you! I’m an accountant and miserable! I dream of being a full time photographer and believe God led me to your story to show me that it can happen!

  34. Sarah E Sanderson says:

    I am grateful to have your encouraging words. Congratulations on 5 years!!

  35. Dana says:

    Happy 5 years you two!! I am so excited to be learning from you both and get my photography business up and going. Thank you for wanting to teach still 🙂

  36. Lauren says:

    Oh boy. “Getting a few hours work done before the kids wake up.” How did you know? That is my life right now. Thanks for this!

  37. Sherry says:

    Thank you very much for this heartfelt encouragement. I’ve been very excited since I found you guys. I’m hoping and praying that you will be able to help me grow my passion 🙂

  38. Danica Tieu says:

    Oh I really could use some encouragement! Thank u!!

  39. Congratulations on 5 years! I have been doing photography since high school, and I did some classes in college. It has been on and off for a few years, and I am still so new to everything. I finally did my first wedding. I am stuck where I cannot get more clients and I feel like I should just give up. But a few days ago, you guys popped up on my facebook and saved me! With your words of encouragement, your helpful tips and advice, I feel like I can pull through this! So thank you for being awesome! I was once an elementary teacher as well and I am hoping to one day look back at where I started and be so thankful that I didnt give up. Thank you for helping me see that I can do it!

  40. Jenny says:

    I’m glad to have encountered in you in facebook and now im getting hooked with the possibilities of learning more from you Amy & Jordan. Your story is very inspiring and it has awaken some of my buried dreams. Thank you so much for your willingness to share to the world your skills, talents and arts. More power!

  41. Jeannine says:

    Congrats on 5 years of having your dream. I can’t wait for the moment I can say that. I’m literally starting out as of a month ago and I already feel insanely overwhelmed and have wanted to give up about every day. But you guys give me hope that I can actually do this! So, thank you.

  42. Kim Lindsay says:

    Congratulations!! 5 years is a huge accomplishment! I’m so happy to have found you both!

  43. Kristen says:

    Congratulations on five years! I am a stay at home mom who is just starting out as a photographer and honestly scared to death because I have SO much competition (as does everyone these days), but you all are a blessing and inspiration, and reading about your experience helps give me the courage to go for my dreams!! You all are awesome!

  44. Lea Rhea says:

    Thanks for your transparency in sharing your hearts with us. And Congratulations on your 5 year milestone and here’s to many more for you guys. I am looking to launch my business full time within the next 12 months – this will be a second career for me, so I really appreciate your advice and help avoiding the pitfalls.

  45. Kelly says:

    5 years -wow
    Here’s to the next 5!
    Hope I will be able to say this someday

  46. Christin says:

    Congrats Amy and Jordan! I am just starting out. I just shot my first two weddings over the last month and a half. I don’t even have a website yet. But I hope to build this and become something similar to what you guys have now. Thanks for sharing your experience and for the encouragement! I really needed to hear this!!

  47. Celena Stapleton says:

    Thank you for this!! And congratulations on 5 yrs!!! Photography is my passion and soooo wanting to get off these 12 hr swing shifts. Thank you for your webinars, you emails, and for sharing!!! I’ve learned more in just one of your webinars, than I’ve learned in the last 3 yrs!!! You guys are the best!!!

  48. Janel & David says:

    It’s awesome what you two have accomplished! I’m a teacher and my husband is a small church pastor. I’m taking off teaching right now to be a stay-at-home mom to my 4 month old. Of course I am taking lots of pictures of her but have very little creativity and need help! We have a new camera which is a Sony cyber-shot D.SC.-HX400V with a 50x zoom. I have no idea what I’m doing or if it is even a good but camera trying to learn. Would like to know what place does the most quality job in developing them. Thanks for your willingness to share ideas with people like me. Not sure that I would ever have my own business but have always liked snapping pictures and sure will use your tips to help me take better pictures!

  49. Emily Moody says:

    Thank you so much for your help and generosity! I’ve been photographing on the side for 6 years. About a month ago I attend my first workshop because for awhile now, I’ve wanted to take the next step. It was absolutely the best decision I’ve made in furthering my career. Since then I’ve come across other amazing photographers like you guys and Katelyn James. I’ve been so encouraged by the way you guys have taken the time to push other photographers to their dreams. I am currently working to go full-time with my photography in the first few months of 2017,this is such a huge step for me. I’m so nervous but excited at the Dame time. All that

  50. Emily Moody says:

    Thank you so much for your help and generosity! I’ve been photographing on the side for 6 years. About a month ago I attend my first workshop because for awhile now, I’ve wanted to take the next step. It was absolutely the best decision I’ve made in furthering my career. Since then I’ve come across other amazing photographers like you guys and Katelyn James. I’ve been so encouraged by the way you guys have taken the time to push other photographers to go for their dreams. I am currently working to go full-time with my photography in the first few months of 2017,this is such a huge step for me, I’m so nervous but excited at the same time. I just wanted to take the time to say thank you! Photographers like you guys are a big reason why I made the decision to really pursue my dream. Looking forward to the coming year and being able to learn and grow more in my art.
    God Bless,
    Emily Moody

  51. Faith says:

    So perfect to read as I have just put my kids down for naps and am about to get my editing in before my next shoot! Thanks for the encouragement!

  52. Cindy says:

    Love your work and your passion and that you are willing to share and help others. Thank you

  53. Lori says:

    Just loved your webinar- watched it on my phone, at a campfire, and jotting notes by firelight! I have had a few “here’s a few dollars shoots”, now I feel some confidence building for those next sessions. And those came sooner than I thought! After making a Facebook page Corbin Farms Photography i have booked a newborn, a senior, and a gender reveal shoot that I can walk in better prepared and confident! Thank you and congrats on your five years living your dream!

  54. Rachel says:

    Thank you. So encouraging and just what I needed to hear. I can’t wait to be on that side of the fence with you!! Congratulations on 5 years!

  55. Carolina Schutte says:

    Congratulations and Happy 5 years Anniversary.. God bless you guys, you r so humble and down to earth, Thank you so much for sharing your journey and your knowledge with all of us. Your are real..

  56. Kim Cowart says:

    I really enjoyed your seminar. I’m am doing all of the 5 tips and I’ve learned now how to do it better since I listened to your advice. I want to do more photography sessions and I market all the time.My work is beautiful and I have satisfied clients everytime . But I’m not getting enough clients to do it fulltime. Maybe you can help me out on that!!!

  57. LeeAnn says:

    First of all, congratulations on your anniversary!!! So wonderful to see that dreams can come true. Second, this could not have been timed more perfectly … I shot a wedding last night for a friend with lots of curve balls thrown at me and ruined quite a few key shots due to lighting and was feeling pretty defeated. Thank you for showing me that I can still move on and learn from this instead of giving up! You guys are so inspiring

  58. Congrats, you guys are such an inspiration!!

  59. Lela says:

    Congratulations you guys!! That’s an amazing accomplishment. I’m so blessed to have found you when I did. I felt like giving up but now I feel like I can actually be a full time photographer and business woman. Thank you! You both are a God sent.

  60. Cynthia Vazquez says:

    You really inspires me… Thank you guys 🙂

  61. I am SO glad I found you guys! Watched your webinar the other day and learned so so much. I just quit my middle school counseling job in June to stay home with my twins, and am about 8 months into my photography business. Blessed to say the least! I love how all of your images from session to session look consistent. I’m working hard to achieve that! Blessings!

  62. I am SO glad I found you guys! Watched your webinar the other day and learned so so much. I just quit my middle school counseling job in June to stay home with my twins, and am about 8 months into my photography business. Blessed to say the least! I love using photography as ministry platform as well. I love how all of your images from session to session look consistent. I’m working hard to achieve that! Blessings!

  63. Amanda says:

    Congrats on making such HUGE strides in just 5 years! Your training class was amazing and I connected with it more than the hundreds of other classes I’ve been a part of. Thank you for this blog post; it was EXACTLY what I needed to read at this VERY moment!

  64. Tina Coe says:

    I’m gonna do this. I live eat and breath photography bc I don’t want to be an EA forever. I’m 52 in Dec. And hope I’m not starting too late. This is why I won’t stop pushing myself. I’m so close to confidence. I understand the triangle, exp. And focus but putting it all together is my struggle. So close, any suggestions…funds are minimal.

  65. Valerie Loza says:

    Thank you for your support 😉

  66. You guys definitely challenge me and encourage me.
    This post has come in the perfect time. I have been feeling really frustrating lately After almost a year in business I have to the conclusion that I’m really bad marketing my business. I’m looking forward to keep learning from y’all. Congratulations on your 5 years!! God bless y’all. Best regards!

  67. You guys definitely challenge me and encourage me.
    This post has come in the perfect time. I have been feeling really frustrating lately After almost a year in business I have to the conclusion that I’m really bad marketing my business. I’m looking forward to keep learning from y’all. Congratulations on your 5 years!! God bless y’all.

  68. Aly says:

    It’s so encouraging to know you are also DR followers! I still feel like a complete beginner at photography, but I am having so much fun with it.

  69. Amy Latin says:

    Congrats!! I’m excited to learn more

  70. hannaH Kyong says:

    congrats! :]

  71. Thank you for inspiring us. You amazes me@ says:

    Thank you for inspiring us! Your encouraging words will I keep with me us a begin this journey of my own.

  72. Michelle Lee says:

    Thank you for inspiring us! Your encouraging words will I keep with me us a begin this journey of my own.

  73. Brandi Blaz says:

    I just have to say THANK YOU!!!! As I sit here crying, this is exactly what I needed right at this moment.
    You two are so incredibly amazing and honestly you do not have to help each of us. In this day in time it is very rare to come across true hearted people that care without even knowing us personally you still care.

    I’ve always been a giver and have been taken for granted by 80% of the people in my life and it does finally take a toll on ones faith in others.

    Because of you two I now have the attitude that I CAN DO THIS!!! If it is my dream then I will succeed no matter what. Wig hearts as true as the two of youbit gives me more faith and strength to push on.

    So again, THANK YOU for just being so kind hearted.

    Happy Anniversary, I wish you both nothing but the best that life has to offer because no one deserves it more than the both of you ❤️

  74. Brandi Blaz says:

    I just have to say THANK YOU!!!! As I sit here crying, this is exactly what I needed right at this moment.
    You two are so incredibly amazing and honestly you do not have to help each of us. In this day in time it is very rare to come across true hearted people that care without even knowing us personally you still care.

    I’ve always been a giver and have been taken for granted by 80% of the people in my life and it does finally take a toll on ones faith in others.

    Because of you two I now have the attitude that I CAN DO THIS!!! If it is my dream then I will succeed no matter what. With hearts as true as the two of you it gives me more faith and strength to push on.

    So again, THANK YOU for just being so kind hearted.

    Happy Anniversary, I wish you both nothing but the best that life has to offer because no one deserves it more than the both of you ❤️

  75. Michelle Willis says:

    I just recently watched your webinar 5 secrets to rock your next photo session. The lighting tips were key. Thanks so much!!!

  76. Congratulations on your five years!!! My goal is to be where you all are someday. Thank you for this offer to subscribe to your newsletters. I hope to increase my knowledge and skills from your photography stories, tips and tricks. Thank you again!!!

  77. Jess says:

    Your energy and enthusiasm are so wonderful–it’s obvious you are doing what you love now. Congratulations on 5 years…I can’t believe I hit the 12 year mark myself–but I’ve only been doing this part time….

  78. Amanda Medlin says:

    Thank you!

  79. Bekkah says:

    Wow! That is so amazing! 5 years! I’ve had my own business for a year now. I’ve been working full time as nurse and trying to run my own business. While I love being a nurse, I had always wanted to be a photographer since highschool. I went to nursing school because I love helping people and knew I could get a job. Now I’m starting to realize that the real healing I want to do is with the heart through my lens! This post is so encouraging! I booked my first wedding last night! Always learning and incredibly nervous but so honored.

  80. Cesar says:

    Congratulations, I thanks you for making it and now helping others. Keep up the great work/fun!

  81. You guys are amazing and such a gift from God to all of us trying to find our way! Thank you for being brave!

  82. Andrea says:

    Thank you for your how to rock your next portrait session! The biggest help was the focus on the lighting rather than the background. I recently did an engagement shoot for my sister, and we had “perfect” backgrounds picked out weeks before, only to find that the lighting was harsh or spotty and it took a lot of effort to get it right. Some of the best shots barely even have a background in it! Happy anniversary! <3

  83. abby tastad says:

    you guys are so amazing and encouraging 🙂 thanks for helping me to believe in myself and my dreams!!

  84. Nigel says:

    Cheers to 5 humbled and successful years. You guys are such an inspiration to me. May God continue to bless you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. This post was just in time and necessary at this particular moment of my photography business, thanks for the reassurance Amy & Jordan. You guys rock!

  85. Nigel Alfred says:

    Cheers to 5 humbled and successful years. You guys are such an inspiration to me. May God continue to bless you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. This post was just in time and necessary at this particular moment of my photography business, thanks for the reassurance Amy & Jordan. You guys rock!

  86. Kelly says:

    Love your post! Thanks for the inspiration. I needed to read this to keep my dreams alive….you guys are awesome!!

  87. Gwen McAllister says:

    Great tips. I am just starting. I’VE one 3 wedings and would love to be able to do more.

  88. Kell says:

    Thank you for all you do to inspire others!! xoxoxo

  89. Brittany says:

    I really needed that today. I have been feeling so discouraged and that helped. I don’t want to give up, I want to keep going and watch my business grow, but sometimes I do feel like it would be better just to do my other job to bring in money. Thanks for your inspiring words! I wish I could meet you both! I live in Avondale Arizona so you are not too far away!

  90. Candi says:

    Happy anniversary. So needed to read this today. I am shooting 2 sessions today and I am very nervous. Both are taking me out of my comfort zone and I really needed these words of encouragement to move forward today. I appreciate YOU. Thank You!!!

  91. Kendra Tann says:

    Yeah! Five years is amazing and what fun! I have really enjoyed your FB page and I cannot wait to dive into the course!!!!! Thank you for being so real for all of us.

  92. Amanda Warren says:

    Thanks for all you offer to help others achieve their bests. I was truly impressed, until I realized you guys were elementary school teachers! Then, I was like, “no wonder!” Just like teachers to give their all. I know, because I’m a first grade teacher. Thank you for now teaching others to pursue their passion.

    Amanda

  93. Erica Sluder says:

    I needed to hear this today so thank you. Up until today my photography business, if you can call it that, has been word of mouth. No marketing. And funny thing is I have Bachelors in Marketing and am a Marketing Strategist as my day job. I’m so scared to take that plung because I have a good paying job now with benefits that I need to keep for my family.

    I’m really interested in learning your aesthetic because my natural tendency is to shoot very warm and rich photos. But I really am in love with light airy photographs but am having trouble figuring out how to accomplish that in camera.

    Again, thanks for being advocates for photographers everywhere. I look forward to learning from you!

  94. Lisa says:

    Your an inspiration! You followed your dream and now helping others fulfill theirs. God bless????

  95. Colleen says:

    Congratulations on your 5 year mark! Thank you for helping us grow in our dream!

  96. Jennilyn Potter says:

    You guys are an answer to my prayers, I appreciate all your advice and service to all us fellow aspiring photographers. I’m starting my five year plan now. Thank you for the support and encouragement. I look forward to learning and growing more with you!

  97. You guys are an answer to my prayers, I appreciate all your advice and service to all us fellow aspiring photographers. I bounce back and forth on deciding if I am really going to “go for it,” as a photographer or not. It all started as a hobby that I enjoyed but I am always having a voice in the back of my head telling me that I can do it and will do it. I’ve starting my five year plan now. Thank you for the support and encouragement. I look forward to learning and growing more with you!

  98. Kathleen Swanson says:

    I loved your webinar last week…am hooked on you both!! I’m new at photography…well, new at the business of photogrsphy…ive had a camera in my hands for 40 years, and although I never thought I was good enough to do this as a career, now at the age of 66, retired and having time to do shoots for friends, I’ve gotten a enormous interest in my work! So, off I go into a new venture of this business….I took many classes in photography when I started all those years ago with my old film camera, then when the digital camera came out I somewhow felt lost and reverted to the auto/program modes…I’ve now started shooting manual, but have no way mastered it….I wish I could get sharper images…was wondering how you feel about the back focasing button or AF focasing in the metering? I’m doing a holiday mini shoot this weekend with families that will be sitting at different levels and dome in front of others, so I’m thinking that isn’t the way to go…its more for a session with less movement, correct? Thanks for your time to help all of us still learning…your photography is amazing…so is your I would love some feedback…Congrats on 5 years…your story is very inspiring…and you are both adorable!!

  99. Michala says:

    Congratulations!

  100. Liz says:

    Congrats! And thank you for giving back to all of us

  101. Rebekah says:

    Tears just thank you. This was so needed. Thank you for your encouragement and light.

  102. Ken fisher says:

    Hope to make it as you have, only by Gods grace!

  103. Esperanza says:

    You two are wonderful,I wish I had know of you while I lived in AZ but as its your 5 years I guess you would have been just starting while I was there. You two are very encouraging and motivating. Huge congrats on 5 years! I never thought of making my photography a business but with hearing your story it definitely seems like a high possibility.

  104. Esperanza says:

    You two are wonderful,I wish I had know of you while I lived in AZ but as its your 5 years I guess you would have been just starting while I was there. You two are very encouraging and motivating. Huge congrats on 5 years! I never thought of making my photography a business but with hearing your story it definitely seems like a high possibility.

  105. Esperanza says:

    You two are such a huge encouragement motivational couple. Thank you for all you share. Congrats on 5 years and more to come!

  106. Lauren Flores says:

    You guys are so inspiring and uplifting. Happy 5 years to you! You deserve it!

  107. Kasey Cranford says:

    Love your blogs, videos, and tutorials! I’m having trouble getting the link to work though. Any suggestions or know what’s going wrong?

  108. Lindsey says:

    Hello there, I stumbled across you on Facebook and instantly fell in love! Now here I am just wanting to say thank you for igniting a fire of motivation in me! I just signed up for your Monday minutes and am excited to continue this journey! The link at the end is not working for me either. Just wondering if I need to do something different on my end?

  109. DebZorn says:

    Congratulations!

  110. Helen says:

    Enjoyed the free video about how you got started and 3 tricks of the trade.

  111. Alexis Conway says:

    Thank you so much for the encouragement!! It truly means a lot and is inspiring and evokes great hope and emotion. I appreciate it so much!! I love every bit of what you guys do and how you have that desire to teach. Thank you for your humble hearts! God is so good! You guys are a blessing!

  112. Alexis Conway says:

    Happy 5 years!!
    Thank you so much for the encouragement!! It truly means a lot and is inspiring and evokes great hope and emotion. I appreciate it so much!! I love every bit of what you guys do and how you have that desire to teach. Thank you for your humble hearts! God is so good! You guys are a blessing!

  113. Abigail Johnson says:

    I’m so excited to have found you guys! Your story is absolutely beautiful and your hearts even more so! Thank you for being so transparent and real!! Much love!!

  114. Jameshia says:

    Thank you so much for this was planning on shutting my business down today…

  115. Jessica Parlier says:

    This gives me so much inspiration. Happy five years! My husband and I just recently married. He’s in the army, and where we live it’s really hard to find jobs. I started doing photography as a hobby and people ended up loving my photos. It’s become a passion, and I would love to be where you are in this five years later!

  116. Mindy says:

    I appreciate your willingness to share your expertise.

  117. Josh Filmore says:

    Congrats! Hopefully I will be able to share the same story in the near future! God Bless You Both!

  118. Sammy Moet says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary and successful years of business as partners..Thanks to you guys for constantly being a source of motivation and inspiration to me and a lot of people out there to keep pushing and staying true to our dreams. You guys rock! Cheers to many more glamorous years..

  119. Jen says:

    Congrats!! I’m very thankful I happened across your free webinar last week! I absolutely love the online course and have learned quite a bit already! (Ordering an Expo Disc today…) My last two shoots I can already see a difference in them and I’m extremely excited! God Bless!

  120. Rachel DiSalvatore says:

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! you two are such an amazing inspiration and im so thankful for this email. It has come at just the perfect time- God is GOOD & cheers to another 5, being even bigger and better than the last 🙂 xoxo and once again, THANK U! Dreaming big and saving up for the workshop, one day i will be there (God willing)

  121. Congratulations on your 5 years! I found your website because I had a quick question on how to do something. Your blog post on it was so thorough and felt like it had been written with so much care that I started browsing the rest of your website. I also signed up for your course and while I’m not even finished with it yet, you have already taught me so much. You are wonderful people, I can see it in your photos, the way you teach, the way you talk with each other in your videos and so many other ways. I am so happy that I happened to come across you. Thank you so much for everything! You are such an inspiration and this post is no exception.

  122. Jim says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the help. It is very encouraging when you get this kind of help . It makes it that much easier to understand.

  123. Beth Querrey says:

    This has been so fun getting to know the both of you! Thank you so much for all of the help and encouragement that you have been giving out! I have felt lost in finding ways to improve and now I feel so lucky to have found you guys. I know you will both help me out so much! Thank you!!

  124. Beth Querrey says:

    I’m trying to click ‘here’ to join or click on ‘a gift for you’ but an error message keeps popping up. I just need to know if this is coming from my end on the computer. 🙂

  125. Amanda Purnell says:

    I am new to photography but I’m hoping to be able to make a life change and be able to take photos to support me and my family! I’ve had my canon 60D for 5 years and I still don’t know it that well. So many things to remember. What’s the best way to learn my camera? I also just recently purchased Lightroom 6 and again Im not sure how to use it. Any advise?

  126. Congrats guys! And Happy New Year! Thank you for the encouragent and great tips! You are an inspiration! I am just getting my business started back up again, after a few years break, and really love everything you guys are doing! Thank you for the motivation and great tips to make me a better photographer!

  127. Alma says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us.
    you two are an inspiration for me…

  128. Pj Williams says:

    You guys sure know how to talk pretty☺ Thanks for lifting my spirits and giving tips that help me excel. Wishing you the best of luck in 2017 and on your next 5 years!

    Pj

  129. Shannon Nolen says:

    I have been a hobby photographer for years now but would love to take it to a higher level and become a full time Photgrapher. I hold my self back because I’m scared to make the leap.
    My goal for 2017 is to make it happen. I’m searching for a mentor/mentors and so far I am in love with your photos and hope I can afford your class soon.

  130. Beth Shedd says:

    Love you guys. Your ambition, dedication and generous spirits are inspiring and your tips and tools terrific! Thank you both so much! Wishing you great JOY in 2017!
    Beth Shedd, PhotOptimist.com

  131. Shianne says:

    You guys are so genuine and inspiring! Thank you for everything you’re doing and may God continue to bless you both abundantly; you’re a blessing to us!

  132. Michele says:

    Thank you for sharing you story and for all the encouragement. I hope to learn from both of you as I start to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer after leaving my full time job to be at home with my family more. You two are an inspiration and I hope that one day too I can be as successful and true to myself as you both are.

  133. Michele says:

    Thank you for sharing you story and for all the encouragement. I hope to learn from both of you as I start to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. You two are an inspiration and display such grace in what you do. I hope that one day too I can be as successful and true to myself as you both are.

  134. Deb says:

    I’m so glad I ran across your website! You have encouraged me to keep on striving for my dream of being a photographer! I love your honesty and caring enough to help other people!

  135. April says:

    Congratulations!! Amazing. I needed this inspiration.

  136. Valerie Baklarz says:

    Congrats on 5 years, and many more to come !

  137. Wally says:

    Have been completely Blessed just by your upbeat tones everyday! THANK YOU! God is definitely working through you two in ways you might not realize. I can’t wait to get started in my journey. Have an awesome day and God Bless!

  138. Sandy Taraba says:

    I have been Blessed just by your upbeat tones everyday! THANK YOU so much for your encouragement. I can’t wait to start my journey with your classes. God is definitely working through you two in ways that you might not realize. God Bless. Wally

  139. Elysa says:

    Congratulations on a wonderful 5 years! I pray for many more for you!

  140. Ashley Mosqueda says:

    What an amazing milestone to reach! You guys are amazing and deserve every bit of happiness that comes your way. Thank you for the encouragement and also for reminding me things will get better by being honest with your journey.

  141. Ashley says:

    What an amazing milestone to reach! You guys are amazing and deserve every bit of happiness that comes your way. Thank you for the encouragement and also for reminding me things will get better by being honest with your journey.

  142. Demi Mabry says:

    Oh goodness… this applies to my life in so many ways than one!! Love reading your posts, guys! You’re touching so many lives!

  143. Cassandra Broome says:

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon your website and actually looked and read it. I did one of your webinars last week and I learned so much. I would have never know how to use a reflector for light out on a shoot. I’m learning so many new things from you two as my daughter and I have gotten are small business started with my husband to follow once he retires. Thank you for all your down to earth real help.

  144. Anthea Poppmeier says:

    Hi guys! Thank you for such a motivating and inspiring post!!

    I have tried to click on both links-but I get a 404 error? Thanks so much!

  145. Terrilynn says:

    Thank you so much the encouragement and the drive from others is what’s pushing me to be better everyday! I am so thankful for your site and to see that there is a way success!

  146. Amanda Holman says:

    Hi Amy and Jordan

    I’m so glad I came across your advertising on Facebook. I started last April I bought my first digital canon camera. I started taking pictures on the side and charging people who messaged me on Facebook. I’ve done pictures of families,, homecoming dance pictures, and most recently my first ever engagement photo session! I will be doing my first wedding in august and I’m really nervous. But you already have given my tips and ideas on how to improve my photography. Is there any suggestions on what I should do and not to do on their wedding day? Thank you! Hope to hear from you guys soon:)

  147. Melanie gardner says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!! You guys guys have helped me out in so many ways hopefully I can come take a class soon!!! Thank you

  148. I’ve been shooting for just over a year just because I love the creativity and technical challenge. I have a lot of people asking me to do portraits for them now. They are mostly friends, at least Facebook friends. I need to start making a little money to fund upgrades and gear, but I’m having trouble asking for money for my hobby. Any advice?

  149. Stacey says:

    Thank you. I needed to read this today. Sitting in my cubicle knowing this year is going to be amazing but not knowing how I’m going to make it all happen. I will find a way and it will all be worth it. Congratulations on everything you have accomplished! You both are amazing!!

  150. Cathy says:

    I am looking forward to learning great things with and from you!

  151. Emily McElroy says:

    The link to the Monday Minute isn’t working. It keeps sending me to a page that says it can’t find what I am looking for then asks if I want to buy the app because it’s worth it. Please let me know what to do to sign up for the Monday Minute. Thanks!!

  152. Stacie says:

    Congrats on a little over 5 years now! Your excitement is contagious and I’m hooked. I am so excited to learn from the two of you! I’ve already check out your list of books and many of your blogs. My photography “baby” is still in the conception stage. I’m looking forward to its birth soon and with your help I’m sure it will be the beginning of a wonderful adventure! P.S. I don’t need another free thing from you guys you’ve given so much already, but your link from this post doesn’t seem to be working properly (just FYI). Thank you for all you do to share your craft.

  153. Stacie says:

    Congrats on a little over 5 years now! Your excitement is contagious and I’m hooked. I am so excited to learn from the two of you! I’ve already check out your list of books and many of your blogs. My photography “baby” is still in the conception stage. I’m looking forward to its birth soon. With your help I’m sure it will be the beginning of a wonderful adventure! P.S. I don’t need another free thing from y’all, you’ve given so much already, but your link from this post doesn’t seem to be working properly (just FYI). Thank you for all you do to share your craft.

  154. Stacie says:

    Sorry for the double post not sure what happened! 😉

  155. Anne-Marie Bodo says:

    Thank you for sharing your secrets! Congratulations on 5 years!

  156. Wendy Fisher says:

    I’m a full time teacher (going on 23 years) and would love to be able to take the jump into photography full time. It’s just so scary not having that weekly paycheck. Kudos to you two for making it happen. Y’all are too cute!

  157. Abigail says:

    Congrats on 5 years! You guys are amazing encouragers. Thank you!

  158. I am hooked to your blog\videos\tutorials and I am saving up to purchase your photography course! I have had a passion for photography since I was 17, ten years later I am just beginning my dream. Every single point that you cover hits home for me. Thank you for helping people like me!

  159. Stefanie Duelley says:

    Thank you both so much for what you are doing to help photographers, no matter how advanced or amateur! I’m new to photography, professionally, but I’ve always had a passion but never had an opportunity to pursue it as a dream job until it fell in my lap. I’ve been studying, learning, soaking in everything I can and have been shooting as much as possible. Everything I’ve watched and learned from you both has been very helpful!

  160. Irene Valdez says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! That’s awesome!

  161. Elaine Turnipseed says:

    Hey there! I loved your tips webinar the other day. I had a maternity session the following week and totally slam dunked it. <3 I just got your email about the monday emails and was super stoked but the link isn't working. Is there a way you can sign me up for them, please?

  162. Link says:

    I’m really inspired by you guys, and I want to be a part of this, but the link isn’t working. ????

  163. Holly says:

    You guys. You totally made me cry! I’m in the middle of rebranding, figuring out a website, and looking to restart my photography business (and portfolio!) after a five year hiatus! You are such an inspiring couple, each bringing your own light and experience to all of us out there just looking to become our true selves. It’s an amazing journey, and I’m so thankful for your posts, encouragement, and willingness to openly share your knowledge! Thank you!!

  164. Holly says:

    You guys. You totally made me cry! I’m in the middle of re-branding, figuring out a website, and looking to restart my photography business (and portfolio!) after a five year hiatus! You are such an inspiring couple, each bringing your own light and experience to all of us out there just looking to become our true selves. It’s an amazing journey, and I’m so thankful for your posts, encouragement, and willingness to openly share your knowledge! Thank you!!

  165. Emma Arevalo says:

    Congratulations to you both!! You are such an inspiration to me and appreciate your words of encouragement. I want to be successful!

  166. Jack Baker says:

    I am trying to get my daughter started in photography, she just loves it. For a beginner she does really well, I have purchased her quite a bit of equipment to get her started. I want her to do what she loves and that is photography. She was in a school bus accident and she had a broken back but she persevered and she really wants this to work, I think she will be a great photographer, she has that magic eye, she needs some help in areas so she can accel to the top like I know she can. This is an iPhone ang a priveledge to get help from y’all, thank you and God bless.

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      We’re so sorry to hear about your daughter’s accident, Jack! What a fighter! We hope nothing but the best for her and her photography! Please pass along that we’re cheering for her!! 🙂

  167. Congrats! Your positivity is quite infectious.

  168. Michael says:

    Congrats! Your positivity is quite infectious.

  169. Congr! Your positivity is quite infectious.

  170. Corinna Castillo says:

    Thank you for this! I really needed this. I was just talking to my husband a bit earlier about how I just felt defeated in so many parts of my life sonresding this encouraged me. Not just to continue in photography but in other parts of my life as well. You guys are awesome and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your gift.

  171. Corinna Castillo says:

    Thank you for this! I really needed this. I was just talking to my husband a bit earlier about how I just felt defeated in so many parts of my life so reading this encouraged me. Not just to continue in photography but in other parts of my life as well. You guys are awesome and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your gift.

  172. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much. I honestly don’t know how I managed to stumble upon your blog…but it happened at just the right time and has been a blessing to me.

    The day before I found your blog I was lost and miserable. Driving home from work I contemplated the darkest thing you can possibly think of – I didn’t want to live anymore-.

    I thought to myself – what is the point of living a life that you are miserable in? Why do I force myself to get up and go to work every day to a job that I hate just so I can pay bills and still be miserable? That night I cried and cried, not knowing what to do. I was feeling so lost, so tired, and so defeated- when suddenly it dawned on me.

    I wasn’t being creatively fulfilled in my job. I had always known I was a creative person, now all I needed was to find something that I loved and was passionate about that could also pay my bills.

    I had always had the dream of being a photographer, but I listened to the voices that told me:
    “You aren’t good enough.”
    “No one would pay for your pictures!”
    “That isn’t a real job.”
    “Imagine how dissapointed your family will be in you.”
    That dream had been pushed so far to the back of my mind that I had almost forgotten the joy it brought me.

    That was until I started to read your blog.
    Your blog has single handedly renewed my fighting spirit and inspired me to WANT to get up each day so I can work HARD to get to where I need to be skill wise and finance wise to leave this terrible job and pursue my dreams. (My copy of Quitter is in the mail on it’s way to me right now!)

    Thank you for giving me a reason to live again.
    <3
    You are a blessing.

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Thanks so much for sharing that with us, Stephanie! We hope nothing but the best in your photography career! Never give up!! We’re cheering for you! 🙂

  173. Rebecca says:

    Couldn’t get the Illini to work. I am
    already loving the course. Thank you.

  174. Rebecca says:

    Couldn’t get the link to work. I am
    already loving the course. Thank you.

  175. Rabia says:

    Congratulations on the 5 year mark! Indeed a big accomplishment and well earned!
    Keep it up and thank you for sharing your wisdom!

  176. Kim Rockwell says:

    You guys are so inspirational and I love reading your blog and any information I can get my hands on. God has truly blessed you guys with your dream and I pray that one day I will be able to photograph half as good as you guys!! Thanks for pouring into the lives of others.

  177. We appreciate everything Amy & Jordan has shared with us! The fact that they CARE so incredibly much about us as people but also as photographers mean the world to us! They continue to make us strive to learn more, be better, trust in the Lord with all of our hearts & to be loving and kind to everyone around us.
    Thank you Amy & Jordan for everything you do & for who you are!

  178. Shannon says:

    How awesome you guys! Congratulations! What a great feeling. :)I JUST discovered you beautiful people last week and I am trying to raise money so I can take your course! I have 2 dreams actually, to be able to support my family through photography AND through being a best-selling author!! I know…crazy right?? But the cool thing is..these were never even my dreams to begin with. I believe these are God’s dreams for me, so I know that they will come true…and then some! B/c He’s a big God! I’m sure you guys wanted to do photography full time but never would’ve imagined the success and platform He had in store for you! Isn’t He an awesome God??!! Keep doing what you’re doing guys!! I can see the love of Jesus flowing through you b/c of how kind and giving you guys are. You just want to help, teach and encourage! Keep doing it guys and keep giving Him the glory! God bless!! (even more!) 😉

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Ah!! We absolutely love that, Shannon! Your dreams are big, but God is bigger! Thanks so much for sharing that with us! Also, thank you for being so sweet! Keep working hard! We’re cheering so loud for you!! Hugs! <3

  179. Colleen says:

    Congratulations on 5 years thank you for your kindness and helping others I appreciate the knowledge your sharing with us

  180. Carissa says:

    Congrats on five amazing years! Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks, and passion with us. You’ve helped so many grow, achieve their dreams and that is incredible. Your passion to see others get to where you are is wonderful. Thank you for helping us turn our dreams become reality.

  181. Carissa says:

    Congrats on five amazing years! Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks, and passion with us. You’ve helped so many grow, achieve their dreams and that is incredible. Your passion to see others get to where you are is wonderful. Thank you for helping us turn our dreams into reality.

  182. Carissa says:

    Congrats on five amazing years! Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks, and passion with us. You’ve helped so many grow, achieve their dreams and that is incredible. Thank you for helping us turn our dreams into reality.

  183. Carissa says:

    Congrats on five amazing years! Thank you! You’ve helped so many grow, achieve their dreams and that is incredible. Thank you for helping us turn our dreams into reality.

  184. Bryan says:

    Thank you for this post! It is so encouraging to hear and brings me a lot of hope. God bless you and continue to be a light in this world! Live your dreams big.

  185. Denton says:

    Your method of teaching is phenomenal. You truly are educators. Thank you.

  186. I want to be able to capture stunning images of my clients

  187. Laurie Bethea says:

    Congrats on five years.

  188. Laurie Bethea says:

    Congrats on five years. I really enjoy the information you provide. Just getting ready to jump back in.

  189. Joey says:

    Encouraging.

  190. April says:

    Can’t wait to get this journey started. I absolutely love the art and passion of photography. Giving people a moment captured in time is the most precious gift.

    Thank you for your help.

  191. April says:

    Congrats on your 5 Years. I Can’t wait to get this journey started. I absolutely love the art and passion of photography. Giving people a moment captured in time is the most precious gift.

    Thank you for your help.

  192. Chelsea says:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS!

  193. Annaliese Woolsey says:

    Wow! To think that you guys have been this awesome for 5 years & I just found you! Thanks so much already for your teaching & tips! I can’t wait to learn more from both of you! Keep up the good work & God bless the next 5 years!

  194. Angela Shield says:

    I’ve always been good at most things especially photography and then things changed in 2014. I was diagnosed with cancer. As scary as it was cancer made me a better person in all aspects. I was given TIME… and now I don’t want to waste a moment of it.
    I don’t want to be a good photographer anymore I want to be a great one and leave a legacy for my family, make myself and them proud and make the world a better place.
    I’m inspired by you both and know with the help and direction of others, hard work and dedication I can be the best version of me, a great photographer and change the world!
    Thank you!
    Angela

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Hi, Angela!! Wow, thank you so much for sharing that with us! We could only imagine the hardship you must’ve endured going through cancer. We believe with every part of us that you are going to change lives! We’re cheering so loud for you, Angela! Hugs!! <3

  195. Emily Krause says:

    Hi Amy and Jordan, congratulations on 5 years! I am 20 years old and am just starting to get into photography. You both have been such an inspiration to me, your encouragement has helped me to begin making my dreams into a reality. I am considering doing your online class as well! I have started to use your tips that were shared in last weeks webinar and am already seeing a dramic change in my photos and attitude towards my work. Thank you so much for your positive and lively energy and for putting yourselves out there to help people like me achieve their dreams!

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Hi, Emily! Aw!! You’re so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing that with us! That means everything to us! We’re so happy to hear you learned so much from our webinar! We think the course would be perfect for you!! Thanks so much, Emily! We hope to see you in the course soon! We’re cheering for you!! <3

  196. Shelia says:

    Thanks for inspiring me to do something I seem to have an innate passion for, but not necessarily the technical know-how. I’ve been told that my pictures (taken in auto mode) look great, but I desire to elevate my skills and use manual mode moving forward. It’s exciting and frustrating all at once. I have been asked to photograph my first wedding this coming weekend — I’m soooo nervous, and don’t feel completely prepared, but thanks to your advice, I’m willing to step out on faith!

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Hi, Shelia! Aw!! That’s so awesome! We’re so happy to hear this is encouraging to you! Weddings are so much fun! We hope you have the best time! Have you heard of our Shooting & Editing Course? We think it would be perfect for you! Wishing you all the best this weekend! Hugs!! <3

  197. Shelia says:

    Congratulations on your success…you’ll really inspire me!

  198. Tammy says:

    So this post was from last year but still super exciting!! Congrats! I have signed up for so many emails, newsletters, that I don’t even bother opening anymore and I have found in the last week that I have found you guys, I have opened every one of your emails and have either learned something or been inspired!! That I you both!! You are an awesome team!! Thanks for the help and encouragement!

  199. Sharon says:

    Congrats on your wonderful 5 year success! And thank you so much for being transparent and sharing your struggles along with your path to success. It is really encouraging!!

  200. Michele Mcclain says:

    Happy 5 years! Thanks for all help and support.

  201. Carinne Philipsheck says:

    Congratulations!! Your work is inspiring!

  202. Sharon blackburn says:

    Awesome thanks so much! And congrats! You guys are so stinking cute together! Really enjoy the knowledge you pass on!

  203. Amanda says:

    I have been struggling emotionally from just life in general! I found your photography posing class through Facebook and just decide why not? I finished the posing workbook in two & a half days and it’s already changed my life completely! Photography has become my escape & I literally just feel like a new person with new confidence and it’s because of Y’ALL! Thank you Amy & Jordan, I can’t wait to learn more about shooting & editing because that is next on my list!

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Hi, Amanda! Aw!! Thanks so much for sharing that with us! That means everything to us!! We’re so happy to hear the Posing Course gave you so much confidence! We can’t wait to have you in the Shooting & Editing Course! Hugs!! <3

  204. Susan says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing. Brings hope and determination. Brings light to the darkness.

  205. Jessica says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share all of your tips!! I can’t wait to put them to use!!! Congrats on 5 years!!!!

  206. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and all of your tips!! Congrats!!

  207. Shay Schmitt says:

    Love it so motivational!

  208. Debbie Rinaldi says:

    Congratulations on taking the leap .. 5 years congratulations.. Lov learning from you guys

  209. Stacy Getz says:

    Congratulations! Inspiring!

  210. Susan Smith says:

    Congratulations on 5 years out of the prison of working for someone else! I am almost retirement age and I am on disability, but I am going to assist my daughter in law (a professional photographer) with her dream of having a wedding photography business. I may assist or I may be her second shooter either way I am delighted to be learning about digital photography and learning these wonderfully insightful tips you offer!! I am a retired accountant/chaplain (not at the same time!). This will be so exciting! Thank you so much for providing these resources! God bless.

  211. Victoria says:

    Congratulations to you both for all of hard work and amazing accomplishments!! You guys are adorable and such an inspiration. My parents bought my first camera for me once I was old enough to hold and take care of it. I absolutely love capturing those incredible moments that will last through the ages and it is so nice to find other people with that same understanding of that burning passion. When I told my parents I wanted to be a photographer I was told I would be broke – kind of heartbreaking. I now work a corporate job with a great company but I can’t shake that feeling of longing. Now more than ever I’m ready to push past the what ifs and potential heartbreaks and follow my dream one step at a time and you guys are helping more than you know. So thank you and keep up the amazing work. You both deserve it!

  212. michelle says:

    Your articles are so encouraging and presented in such a lovely way…like a breath of fresh air! You stand out as beautiful people and I sure do appreciate your uplifting as well as generous ideas you share!

  213. Tammy Edge says:

    I am addicted to your emails, They are pack full of encouragement, tips and little pick me ups. I am so excited that I ran across your ad on Facebook! Keep up the great work and you are greatly appreciated

  214. Laura says:

    Congrats! Your work is stunning!

  215. Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for your excitement and enthusiasm as you put together these amazing videos and posts. I’ve been shooting a long time, but I have been so impressed with what I’ve learned from you!

  216. Roxanne White says:

    A friend of mine shared a link to one of your free classes 2 weeks ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.

    Congrats on 5 years and thank you for sharing so freely with those of us who hope to one day be able to celebrate our five years.

  217. This is beautifully written and fantastic inspiration. Thank you.????

  218. Leah Johnson says:

    Well, you guys made me tear up at my “day job that pays the bills” ;). DEFINITELY needed this today. Congratulations on 5 years! It’s encouraging and amazing to hear that you guys have come so far in that short amount of time.
    I am thankful for the giving and teaching spirits I see/hear in both of you–I started the course earlier this week and it’s already changing how I’m thinking about my work and giving me some hope that I CAN achieve my goals and dreams (and quit this day job that’s just ok–on a good day– and start LOVING what I do). <3

  219. Sam says:

    Congratulations on your 5 years. I hope one day to achieve in this area. I’m glad you both are helping us all! Thank you very much. ????

  220. Emma Jones says:

    Dont have a website yet but that is a future goal. Happy 5 years and look forward to learning and to be my best from you guys.

  221. Teresa says:

    I love taking pictures. My Facebook page above has some pictures that I have done ( learning photography by Teresa ). Would really love your opinion. Learning the basics has been a struggle as one on one training is more effective for me. I love your story and thank you guys for the encouragement! Congrats on your success!! God Bless

  222. Lisa says:

    You guys are great. Congrats to 5 years. I am currently an unemployed single mom, trying to get my life re-started. I am finally starting a photography business with a friend. But I know God is ultimately the one starting our business and it will do well. Thank you for sharing your encouragement and thank you for offering the tips and help you have. I pray God would continue to bless and flourish your business… Thank you again for sharing your journey.

  223. Mariana says:

    You guys make me so easy how manage my clients lasts time I just take the free poses class but help me a lot thank you !!! Congratulations !!!

  224. Kelly says:

    Congrats! I’m hoping to get my own business started. My son was just diagnosed autistic and I am a full time nursing school student. I want to be able to pay for the service dog he needs and you guys are an inspiration!

  225. Hello Amy and Jordan,

    Embarking on this new journey is everything but easy for me. I started up my photography business about two months ago. When I launched I had this idea in my head about what my first months would look like if I just stuck to my plan. Thoughts of inadequacy began to creep in and for a moment I actually questioned whether or not I would be successful following my passion and my dream.

    Then I came along this email. After reading it I felt a sense of relief. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that you are not the only person going through rough patches and there are others who have been where you are. I hit my bottom and now the only direction I have to go is up!

    Thank you for your encouraging words and congratulations on the 5 years behind you and the many more to come!

    <3 Sh'Tara Lynn

  226. Rex Bosah says:

    You guys are so helpful, generous, and informative. God bless the works of your hands, amen!

  227. Rondi Pruitt says:

    I am new to formal Photography but not new to taking pictures. I got a nice Nikon camera last thanksgiving and now I can’t put it down. With the birth of my son 6 months ago my passion has grown even more. I think I want to do this more full time. I just don’t want to lose the fun or passion.

  228. Ramone says:

    Thanks for sharing your story and for the encouragement. I look forward to five years from now and hopefully it will be as if not more successful as your story. Keep up the great work!!!!!

  229. Amanda Heiman says:

    I love photography!!! I hope to become a professional!
    My website is http://www.heimanphotography.weebly.com

  230. Suzanne Carlson says:

    What an inspiring story! I love it!

  231. Kendra Tann says:

    Getting an email from you two is like opening gifts on Christmas morning. What I enjoy the most is your encouragement and positive drive. Thank you for helping the rest of us grow!

  232. Ashley Cox says:

    Just joining in on the journey of your amazing course and business. Thank you so much for you inspiration and empowering words! Now I can’t wait to get started! Cheers to your 5 years!

  233. Shelley Williams says:

    Thanks for helping others reach their dreams!

  234. Karen says:

    I’m sorry I don’t have s website I’m not that far yet but I want to say I’ve learned a few things from you two and I appreciate the help!!???? Congratulations on your 5 years. That’s awesome. I have a problem with posing , you’ve answered so many questions before I need to ask lol and especially on catchlighting that was amazing !!
    Thank you so much for all the great advise ????

  235. Michael Condrack says:

    Thanks for your positive comments. I’m almost a believer. I’m looking forward to your newsletter.

  236. Shannyn says:

    Ah! I needed this today! (Teary eyed and all)

    Congratulations! That is awesome!

  237. Annette Collins says:

    Thank you for sharing what you do. I have been stuck living life as a retail store manager for almost 20 years now. All that time I figured I wouldn’t be doing this forever. I thought something would happen and I would be able to follow my dreams. Your webinar the other night has given me inspiration and place to start pushing forward! I’m super excited to learn more of what you have to share!

  238. Chaela williamson says:

    I love your images! You are truly an inspiration

  239. Madison says:

    Congratulations y’all on 5 years! Yalls words are seriously words of wisdom and encouragement! Y’all rock and are my photography idols! 💛

  240. Anna Richey says:

    Congratulations! What an inspiration you both are! Thank you:)

  241. Ariel says:

    Congratulations!!! I hope one day I get to say the same!! Thanks for the encouragement!!!

  242. Meagan says:

    Congrats on 5 years! Thank you for being so encouraging to your photography family. I can only hope to someday reach my dreams!

  243. Jadlynn says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! Thank you for all that you do to make this website possible, you are such a inspiration to me! Thank you for being so real and sharing your struggles, you to have given me a little more confidence in taking pictures and in editing, I think that I can really make this business work because of you to. I am trusting my self a little, so I say thank you for all that you do!

  244. C.Leon says:

    Just starting with your courses and am excited to get started. I hope to learn and actually understand the settings to taking sharp focused beautiful photos

  245. fawn says:

    Need help with my light at night inside a building.. Took some at chrcchurch wed. Night the camera had dark back ground.nikon coolpix. The other camera done ok is it my setting?

  246. Deni Rekis says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!

  247. Kathleen says:

    Your free seminar for posing was very helpful. I’m starting my own business and struggle with settings. I don’t want to spend hours editing if I can get itvrightbrhe first time.

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      Aw! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed our online class, Kathleen! Have you by any chance checked out our Shooting and Editing Course? This is a great course for anyone looking to speed up their workflow and get it right every time IN camera which saves you so much time in editing! We hope to see you in class soon! 🙂

  248. Anna says:

    Congratulations and I absolutely love looking at your photos!! You guys are definitely motivation!!

  249. Irma Cross says:

    I’m so happy that I bought your course!
    You are 2 beautiful souls so grounded in earth… I love to listen to people that talk about all the experience and not just the good things!
    Congratulations for 5 years!!
    Looking so forward to learn more from you in this new journey of mine exploring photography!

  250. Hunter says:

    Thank you for this post! Starting a new chapter of life is scary but definitely worth it when you can look back 5 years later and see all your dreams come true.

    • Amy & Jordan says:

      You’re so welcome, Hunter! We agree completely! We know it can be scary to start a new chapter, but it’s equally as exciting!! We’re cheering for you!

  251. Nancy Walcutt says:

    My Husband and I Love You guys.

  252. Kelly says:

    You guys are great!

  253. Sherri Kasnowicz says:

    I enjoyed learning from you both, the class is so entertaining and fun. Thank you for the free offer, I know it will help me. Blessed

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