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I started to write this post on Monday and just today I got a chance to finish it. I need to start making more time to finish what I have started. I get side tracked easily…LOL Enough of that let’s get to the point, my blog post.

I love meeting other photographers, and connecting with them on a personal level. I also enjoy helping people who want to be photographers. I don’t know everything there is to know about photography, but I am willing to share everything I know. I think that we all should give back in one way or another, and I think this is one of mine. Lend a hand when it needs to be lent. When I first started, I wish I had someone helping me along the way, someone whom I can talk to about my thoughts and questions about photography. I really didn’t have anyone, everything I learned was through reading books, my camera manual, Google, OH and A LOT of practice.

I don’t believe in “competition”! I believe in building a community in which we all help each other achieve our goals and success. I was recently  at an event and there were other photographers, and I didn’t like how I felt. I felt as if I was the trespasser (does that make sense?) I felt as if I was being viewed as competition, and I hated that feeling…I hate that word. I immediately approached them and started talking to them and showing them I am a person who loves photography as well, another person who shares their passion and love for photography. We aren’t here to compete against each other, there is no competition! Success isn’t contingent upon your competition, it’s contingent upon YOU. You are the only person responsible for your success or lack of. I love making friends especially in the same industry, we can talk cameras, speed lights, lens…etc. Cheers to building a community in which we can all help each other, in one way or another. And if you are thinking about photography and have questions shoot me an email. I will try my best to answer your questions. Have a great weekend!

Bel

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Last night when I was in bed, I was thinking about how much my life had changed in the past 3.5 years. I went from being a workaholic single mom to a stay at home married mom of 2. This hasn’t been easy for me, for many reasons. One being that I have always had a job ever since I was 15. So to be home and depend on your hubby to bring in the mula, is a tough pill to swallow. I wanted to do something for our family and start a business, a business that is really difficult to start, because let’s face it there is nothing there is nothing easy about starting a cleaning business, or at least that’s what my experience was. To me it was more than just starting a business it was more than that, to me it was going to be a business that would change the way people look at janitors. My respect goes out to all the janitors in world, it’s one of the hardest jobs out there. I began the process, I started it up, I networked, I cold called, I had business cards made, I made a website, I had a tax ID Number, I had insurance, I even got a couple of cleaning jobs. For one whole year I spent  long days, and hours and hours on trying to get it off the ground. I reached a point after many tears that this just wasn’t a part of God’s plan for me. You see, I believe that God has a plan for each and everyone of us, so I had to accept that there was a higher power dictating what I was supposed to do. HE just had a better plan for me. I had to let it go, and there I was feeling like a failure, because I had to give up on something that I had invested so much of my time in, I had given up on something that I felt so passionate about. But I kept telling myself, stop feeling sorry for yourself and this song’s line kept coming to mind “if at first you don’t succeed, get up and try again” (I am sure I could have used better quotes, but hey I happened to like that song.)

Then I saw the light!

That is when I decided after having a couple of different part time jobs that, I needed to be my own boss and do something that I felt really happy doing, something that didn’t feel like ‘work’, so my husband suggested photography. I loved photography, I took photography in high school, why not?! I was like ok, let’s do it, let’s see what happens, started to put together a portfolio of things I had done in the past and put out an ad on Craigslist and BOOM, I booked my first wedding. I was so pumped, that I someone picked me to be their wedding photographer. Thank GOD for that couple who believed in me and my abilities. I was then a nervous wreck, I was scared,  I didn’t want to disappoint them, so with that being said I shot like 2K photos on their wedding day. I know, right!…ALOT… I wanted to make sure I got really good photos. They loved my photos, I gave them about 600 photos, more than what they wanted, more like 500 more than what they wanted. They were so happy, they loved my photos, and I was so proud of myself. That was the best feeling ever, I did something so special for them, something that will las them forever, I captured a truly special moment for them, a special moment that they will be able to look back at and smile. I had found my calling, I have found my calling! I love what I do, how many of you can say them same, if you can than you have found your calling, if you can’t then keep looking, you’ll find it.

God Bless all of you!

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This weekend I met a really great couple, who are very much in love. Their love is noticeable miles away, the way he looks at her and the way she smiles when he looks at her it just make me smile, too. I love what I do, because I get to see beautiful couples who love each other very much and get to captures those smiles, kisses, hugs and laughs.

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I have found myself reading a lot and let me tell you I have missed it so much. The last time I picked up a book and lost myself in it, was May of 2010. Yes, that’s right over 2 years, sad I know. I can’t believe it’s been that long, but between getting married and having a new born I just felt like I never had the time. But, who am I kidding, I am sure I could have found some time, but hey that’s why excuses where invented, so we can use them, duh! :-)

My aunt in law was getting rid of some stuff and in the box of stuff were some books. I picked a book started to read it, and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I loved it!  So this inspired me to start a summer reading list. I have so far read “House Rules by Jodi Picoult” and next is “Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz”. I will update you on the books I read this summer and if you have any suggestions please let me know. I want to read at least 50 books this summer. I can do this! I love to read! Happy reading my fellow bloggers.

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Lately I have been spending a TON of time in front of my oh’ so awesome computer. I have a conflict with this though, I don’t really want to spend all that time marketing, emailing, socializing, etc…It’s driving me crazy! I feel like I have so much to do and not enough time in the day to do it all. But I have found the perfect end to my Friday, a bottle of wine and my wonderful husband (who is sitting directly across from me as I write) whom I have missed so much this whole week. So cheers to the end of a crazy, overworked week. And remember no matter how hard it may seem at times your loved ones will always make you happy, NOT the wine 😉

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Hello and welcome to my very first blog post. I am new to blogging and I do follow blogs and enjoy reading everyone’s thoughts, opinions and inspirations, so I wanted to get in on the action, too. With that being said, I welcome you to the wonderful, happy, and crazy world of me, Belkis. I was born in Nicaragua, Central America a beautiful country filled with so much culture, family values and a lot of beer and Hipicos. (I’ll explain Hipicos a later) I also am the mother of two wonderful children, Aiden and Junieth and the wife of an amazing man named Bryce Brown. They are my world! They are my number one priority and then comes photography. What can I say I am enamored with my camera and everything that comes along with my passion, photography! So on your marks, get set, Go!

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