Taking Chances — Running a Business

A few months ago, I applied for a photography job. One that includes crazy amounts of travel and photography, one that was perfect for me because it combines the two things I love most — photographing life changing moments and travel it was my dream job. It took me months to even get the courage to apply. It got to the point where H would ask me every day if I’d applied. I finally did, in late May. In the minutes (and hours) after I applied, I wavered between feeling so excited I was over the moon, and wanting to puke I was so nervous. This job was amazing. This job would change our lives.

I put it out of my mind. It could be months before they made a decision. But it was perfection. This job was meant for me! I went to WDS, I heard Tess Vigeland speak. I almost cried because every word of what she said resonated with me. And then, in mid-July, I got an email. They wanted to do an interview. This, in itself, was amazing. These positions are so coveted that, on average, over 1,000 people apply to each one. And I got an interview.

I did the phone interview (the job was long distance). We’d just moved to Spokane. I literally sat on the floor, surrounded by packing boxes, talking to someone 3,000 miles away.

And then I waited. And waited. And waited some more. Until I found out I didn’t get the job.

Bam.

Rejection. That sting never gets old.

But it was okay. Because I took a chance. If I hadn’t applied, then I never would have gotten the interview. And even though I didn’t get it, I did get the satisfaction of knowing they liked my work enough to call me. They thought I might be a good fit. The past year has been about taking chances. The next year will be about taking chances. And the year after that.

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I wrote this post LAST AUGUST. As in, 2013. And I was going to add something to it, because it’s been lost in my drafts folder for over a year, but then I realized, it’s good. So here’s a film photo. Because chances.

Downtown Spokane on Film // Emily Wenzel Photography

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Sarah & Ron’s Backyard Wedding — Reardan Wedding Photography [Part Two]

Portrait sessions are a great part of your day. I love taking time to work with just the bride and groom, and oftentimes, it’s the only time you get to spend alone on your wedding day.

As with most of my couples, Sarah & Ron did two portrait sessions. Both were short little sessions, but they produced very different images.

For the rest of Sarah & Ron’s wedding day, check out Part One of their Reardan wedding.

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Vendors:

Venue — Private Residence // Catering — A Couple of Chefs // Event Rentals — Event Rents, LLC // DJ — Amp’d Entertainment // Florals — Special Touch Florist, Golden Gate Lavender

 

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Sarah & Ron’s Backyard Wedding — Reardan Wedding Photography [Part One]

This summer, my wedding season was…incredible. But somehow, I never got as on top of blogging as I wanted to be, and now it’s time to catch up!

So, while the dark, cold days of winter are here (because it got cold this week!), I’m going to be blogging gorgeous, sunny, summer weddings. Starting with Sarah & Ron’s sweet, backyard wedding in Reardan.

Ron grew up in Reardan, and the wedding took place in his mom’s backyard. I really love backyard weddings, especially when the backyard is all wheat fields! Ron’s aunt and uncle graciously offered their beautiful home as a place to get ready too, in such a sweet old home. Sarah and Ron, thank you for having me along to be part of your day.

And a big thank you to the lovely and talented Alexandra Knight for joining me for the day. Not only did she shoot some of the images here, but she convinced me to try shooting film again, and I’m so happy she did. :)

Sarah & Ron’s portraits will be on the blog tomorrow, so check back for them then!

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Vendors:

Venue — Private Residence // Catering — A Couple of Chefs // Event Rentals — Event Rents, LLC // DJ — Amp’d Entertainment // Florals — Special Touch Florist, Garden Gate Lavender

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