One of our favorite parts about teaching photographers online has been getting to meet amazing couples like Shauna and Jordon in real life. Just like us, they were both elementary school teachers when they enrolled in all three of our courses and, today, they’re full-time professional photographers together! We’re so proud of how hard they’ve worked (and how much they’ve sacrificed) to make their dreams come true. In so many ways, we can relate to them. Not just in the frivolous things —— like the fact that we were all teachers, or that Jordan and Jordon literally share the same name, and are both world-class “dad joke” makers, or the fact that Amy and Shauna have genuinely joyful, magnetic personalities (and share a mutual hatred of folding laundry) –– but in the big things, too.
Like us, they know what it’s like to walk into the dark tunnel of entrepreneurship, to leave comfort and safety, to embrace fear and anxiety and uncertainty, to get far enough in that you can’t see the light behind you (or in front of you), but you decide push forward anyways. Because the only thing scarier than what’s ahead… is going back. That’s what made this session so special for us. We remember that season of our life like it was yesterday. We know how hard it is, which is why we’re so proud of these two. In such a short time, they’ve not only survived their transition from day job to dream job. They’ve thrived. With big smiles every step of the way.
Shauna and Jordon, your happiness is infectious. It’s easy to understand why your clients love you so much. Getting the chance to spend time with you in person and do this session was one of the highlights of the month for us. It was such a good reminder that the best things in life are worth fighting for. You guys have changed your family tree. Keep hustling, and loving and serving those around you with your whole heart. That’s the real secret to your success. We’re already looking forward to hugging you at next year’s United conference. Until then, we hope these photos in the desert are a celebration of the culmination of one chapter of your life, and a rekindling of the fire that will propel you toward everything that’s to come.