This a question I get all the time and as many of you know me, I want to get the heck outta Iowa. I want to move to Arizona or somewhere on the East Coast after I graduate college. That’ll be the summer of 2024 for those of you forget that I am a junior and still 20 years old. Once I figure out where I am going to move, I will start to target my business for that area and the surrounding areas. This can be done by attending content/ retreats as well as social media marketing my business with hashtags + blog posts. I can use my hashtags to directly pop up on certain peoples instagrams, where they will see my work and hopefully (fingers crosses) book with me. As a photographer, I really rely on referrals and social media to show other states that I am a photographer who will be moving to their area. I am very nervous for moving my business because there’s a chance it takes me 2+ years to get to where I am now and as busy I am now. I am scared about how this could end up but it is in Gods hands and He knows what my future has in store for me. I hope that in the next year I am booking weddings all across the country and that my website (coming soon) will reach audiences all around the world. From there, I hope to find some other photographers in the area that I am moving to connect with and second shoot for them. Some think that second shooting is a waist of time or “they are too good for it” which to some degree it can be. I think of it as a way to connect with vendors, venues and get a lay of the land. Moving to a whole new state with different “rules” for the wedding industry could be tricky to figure out, which is why second shooting for a few weddings would be helpful! I hope that in the next 4 years I am established, have 10+ destination weddings worldwide + nationally, as well as 25+ weddings in my surrounding area. I hope to still get senior sessions and family sessions as well as the occasion “event” session. I do have plans in the future to put together a content day for other photographers/ models and try to partner up with florists and boutiques around me. All I know for sure in the future for my business is that I am going to still love what I do, get tears every time I hear vows and have my heart be full of contentment because at the end of the day I get to do what I love. I get to capture peoples love stories and tell them with my camera. Love you all + I cannot wait to bring along on this journey.
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Hi, I'm Jenaya— An Iowa based photographer who specializes in weddings and destination elopements. Wherever your story leads, I'll follow.
I'm Jenaya— An Iowa based photographer who specializes in weddings and destination elopements. Wherever your story leads, I'll follow.