First off I apologize because this will more than likely be long winded.
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for this little photography business and for my life in general. Yesterday was the last day for me working at my “day job” which lines the business up as my one and only full time gig. Bringing the business to this point happened a lot quicker than Jes and I could ever imagine and I thank all of you for that. The decision to do this was one of the hardest ones I’ve had to make as I truly loved what I was doing in my other line of work and the people I worked with there were some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. The job and the people will definitely be missed. It’s not often you get the opportunity to work in a field you are deeply passionate about and you look forward to doing the work daily; for the past couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to be double dipping in that area. Mixing the photography business with my day job at times was tough but worth it. To the Sport Guys and anyone else I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and knowing over the past few years, thank you for the great time and for the laughs.
Looking toward the future now is both exciting and scary at the same time. I honestly can’t imagine where this ride will lead but I look forward to the journey. Starting photography as a passion, moving it slowly into providing some shots to others to actually having it be a full time business was something I never imagined when I first picked up a camera. There’s clearly way too many people to thank who helped me get to where I am. I will try to name a few but I know I’ll forget some names for sure so if you think you should be thanked, you are.
First and foremost Jes has helped me all along the way, she does a lot of work that you don’t see, keeps me on my toes and pushes me to keep moving forward. Without her help I definitely wouldn’t be anywhere. Thanks to both of our families for the encouragement along the way. And to my boys (Domino, Fozzie and Harvey); even though they drive me insane at times they brighten my day and provide comfort any time I want.
I’ve made some great friends in photography over the past years who I without their help, confidence and friendship I simply wouldn’t be the photographer I am today. At first with our only connection being photography we’ve moved on from there and I truly see a lot of these people as some of my closest friends even though we are kilometers (miles for those US folk), countries and continents apart. Allison and Rich, Mark and Chantal, Jordan, Mike, Cody, Suzy (and the rest of the TriCoast crew), James and Gareth thanks for being my friend; thanks for the conversations about any random thing; thanks for laughs and memories; thanks for the inspiration. To all the other photographers who I’ve met, hung out with, talked to etc, you have all helped me get to this point in one way or another, thank you for that.
To my couples, my families, the bands and anyone else I’ve ever shot; you have truly made this business. Without you there would be no me. I can’t thank you enough. To my future couples, families and anyone else; thanks for the opportunity. To those of you who check the site out daily, leave comments and tell your friends, thank you for promoting me and enjoying what I do.
Moving forward I hope to keep improving and bringing some awesome to everything I do. I have a number of plans and projects that I want to work on and some new things to bring your way. The future should be fun.
But first, I’m going to Disney World!
And to just add some photo goodness, here’s a shot you’ve more than likely have seen before, but it’s what truly made me love what I’m doing and gave me the confidence to keep doing it.
Congrats Curt! I wish you all the best in your new full-time venture. The quality of your work definitely shows and I am sure you’ll be very successful.
Congrats Curt! A new exciting or rather a continuation of your already exciting adventure!!!
Congratulations Curt! 2011 is definitely a year of new beginnings for you and my family and I wish you continued success! Job well done my friend!
Congrats, Curt!! I look forward to seeing more through your eyes, sir.
Congrats!! What an achievement…I hope to work with you soon in your new adventure.
All the best 🙂
Congratulations Curt! Good luck to your new beginnings in everything you do. I am confidant that you will continue to grow and produce amazing works of art that everyone loves.
That is Awesome !!! Good Luck, I know that you will never regret your decision… I hope that I will have some future business for you soon..LOL Ireland , cross your fingers !!LOL
Such wonderful news Curt – you definitely have a great future ahead of you – Congrats!
Yay!!! Congratulations!!! Ryan and I have been telling you to do this since our first shoot together… and we know you have made a great decision. Your work is amazing and your eye for catching feeling in your photos is one of a kind. We know you will do well, but wish you all the best!
Whenever I see this pic all I can think about is how small those jeans are and how they will never ever fit again.
Best wishes for much success in your future!! This certainly will be a memorable year for you and your family.
Good stuff Curt! I know you will do well in this new venture of yours.
Hey Curt, Such great news!! You will be great and wonder why you didnt do it sooner. Wishing you great success!!! I think you and your little mama are due for a trip down south this summer. You are welcome anytime!! Say hi to Jes for me, see you soon, xo
A new adventure! I know you will do exceptionally awesome—your photography is amazing you will go places–
Nice one Curt. Hope you get even more awesome!
Congrats Curt! It’s a big move but just continue being awesome and it will be… well… awesome!
Congrats, Curt! That’s great news. Good luck and much success in the future!
I am so proud of my sonny boy. Not every one gets to work at some thing they love doing, so go and enjoy your trip, rest up and come back and start your new adventures.
Love you both
Hi Curt, fantastic…. we are not surprised at all…. Very happy for you and wish you all the best….. we always truly loved Marissa and Adam’s wedding photo’s…. 2nd anniversary this month. (oh, and Randy is sorry he wasn’t there for you last day at work to of course say….” you’re…..”). All great things are coming your way and Good for you.