I made a bold move by reaching out to Jessi Afshin of The Darling Detail.
I had been following Jessi's fashion via Like to Know It, (an Instagram feed that lets you screen shot and find outfits from your favorite fashionistas.) She has a killer sense of style and has a heart for JESUS! (a rare but beautiful combo!) This fashion blogger from Texas was going to be in NYC and was looking for a photographer, and this photographer was looking for an opportunity.
As God would orchestrate, Jessi ended up reaching back to me and said she felt that this was a good match up, she and I, and wanted to work together. We scheduled a 7am session in NYC and between chats on the phone and messaging through Instagram I had a gut feeling this would be a wonderful photo shoot.
As I headed into the city, my heart sunk as I noticed the dark clouds and drizzle. "Oh man! Was this too good to be true?!" I did not want to cancel! Jessi would be in NYC for a little bit, and I wasn't sure if I had the nerve to seek out another high profile fashion blogger!
Nevertheless, Jessi greeted me in the hotel lobby with a warm smile and bright attitude. She grabbed us umbrellas and we headed out! Thankfully the streets weren't busy, and Jessi was a modeling pro! As our time together went on we chatted, headed to a beautiful glass room for shelter from the downpour of rain, grabbed coffee and really got to know each other.
I am so thankful that God allowed us to meet! Jessi is an inspiration to young business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere. Her confidence exudes and magnifies her beauty. She has a wonderful work ethic and has become a huge blessing in my life!
I always say that I need to KNOW my clients and that i ALWAYS seek to build relationships with them, and I am so blessed that I find clients that feel the same way! Remember, we need to take chances in life...that's where we really grow as people and business owners. So be BOLD (and let me know how it goes!)
Go check out the rest of our photo shoot together!