Happy days! Since I picked up my camera again in 2013 (after a couple of years of not shooting very much at all) I had hopes and dreams of one day becoming a fully accredited professional photographer with the AIPP, The Australian Institute of Professional Photography. The industry standard in the photographic industry.
You might have never even heard of it and wonder why it's important to you. And does it make a difference?
Well, yes, it actually does. Should you be on the hunt for a photographer, look for the AIPP logo because it will basically give you peace of mind that you will get a high standard of photography, service and products. We are bound by strict industry standards which are in place to make sure you, the client, get exactly what you expect and pay for. To me, that means everything.
So of course I am super proud to have been accepted into the AIPP and had to share it with you all! And I am even more excited that I can now proudly say to all my clients, current and future, that yep, I am now a certified, bonafide, 100% professional photographer (*insert hop, skip and happy dance*)
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“I turned 30 and took is very badly. I drank much too much wine two weekends in a row and it ended in tears, vomit, and a pot plant falling on my face.”
“Turning thirty seemed quite scary and overwhelming for me. I remember as a child I thought it was just so old. But on the day of my thirtieth birthday I remember thinking, wow it really doesn’t feel that bad after all. I had achieved so much personally and was looking forward to the next chapter of my life.”
“It hasn’t been until my thirties that I have realised the importance of my own self care routine in an effort to ‘nurture the nurturer’ so to speak.”
“A cancer survivor, a woman of colour, living in a prejudiced society, my message to all you gorgeous and talented people in the world, is to believe in yourself, love yourself, love the skin and body you’re in, flaunt your scars, have the courage to speak your mind, don’t conform to injustice, live the life you always wanted to, because that’s your path to healing and attaining inner peace and happiness that you’ve throughout been seeking outside of you.”
“Everybody is different, so different experiences happen to each of us at different points in our life. Some of my friends started their careers at 20, while others started at 40. We all have our own individual time and pace. In my 30’s I’ve realised that it really doesn’t matter how long you take to achieve your goals. Everybody has their own unique value to offer. It may take years to discover your own, but it’s definitely there.”
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Personal branding shoot for motivational & inspirational speaker Kathy Wong
A few weeks ago Sandra came to me to update her personal branding images. Just over 2 years ago she said goodbye to a successful career in the corporate world and decided to jump into the world of small business.