Few weeks ago I had a chance to photograph and meet one of the most amazing girl I know - Janelle Manning (Next Canada). I was so amazed by her sweetness and her grace in front of the camera. She has a very sweet personality and willingness to help others.
Janelle travelled / travelling the world modelling, I believe she's been doing this professionally for about 3-4 years, she told me that most of her bookings are for beauty shot. Because of my love for beauty photography I had to make sure I get a time to chat with her, so after the shoot we went for a coffee and chatted a little bit, I wanted to pick her brain and learn from her experience.
Just from listening to her stories and experiences, I am once again inspired to pursue what I love the most -- Beauty photography. I was a little bit discourage before as I was told that there's not much market for that, specially where I am right now. But I am a firm believer that we should follow our dreams and do what we love the most. My 30min - 1 hour chat with her was very inspiring to me that I wanted to shoot beauty right away, forget all this negative things that tells me to focus more on other things, although all this things are right, at the end of the day I want to be the person who tells the world that I follow my dreams and I am happy what ever the result is.
Few years back I heard a story about a little girl who asked her grandfather what was his dream when he was little. Her grandfather says "I wanted to be an Artist." Then the little girls asked "What happened to your dream?".
I don't want this to happen to me. I don't want my grandkids to ask me "What happened to your dream"
I am hoping that you will see more beauty photography on my website this year. I will do my best to pursue it.
Thanks Janelle, you might not know how much that you inspired me.