It caught me completely off guard when the highly talented and successful Jessica Hill, who is a good friend and a peer photographer in Portland (Yes, she’s my competition, and also my friend, which is a beautiful thing), asked me to help her with a new project, with her moving more into the photographer education/mentor space. I was beyond excited.
I’ve pivoted my career in the last couple of years, and moved from photographing 35+ weddings a year, to doing only a handful, and the rest of my work is educational, and in branding and digital marketing. It has been so much fun for me to learn so many new skills and apply myself to helping small businesses in Boise, Portland and beyond, both with creating photo and video content, and doing graphic and web design, advertising, strategy etc…
This pivot of moving into the photographer educator space, makes complete sense for Jessica, she has so much experience, like a stupid amount, she’s so good at what she does and she’s super successful, she’s managed to build three separate brands including, Jessica Hill Photography, Peekaboo Portland, and A Lovely Day Photography (a brand which she quickly built and sold).
Jessica and I met up in Bend, for a branding session shoot and for me to shoot some video content for her. I’ll let the photos do the talking, but I had a blast in Bend with Jess, and am so excited and grateful to be alongside her through this journey and pivot.
Jessica, thanks so much for hiring me, so excited for the work you’re doing in this industry and I’ve had a blast working with you and continue to continue doing the same.