Meet Jennifer Wohrle, or Jenny like most know her. Jenny is a Mom and Photographer… just like me. So naturally we have lots in common, time goes by so fast when we start chatting about how challenging life can be trying to balance Mommy-hood, being the Wife your husband married, be creative in your job (photography) and scheduling some much needed time for yourself.
Just the other day I posted this on my Facebook status. ” I realize more and more that I have everything to be truly happy”. Now let me explain.
Photography is such a big part of my life. There is not a day, minute or second that passes that I don’t think of something photography related. But being a full time photographer can be really hard too, at least for me. I am really very hard on myself. I am a huge critic of my own work. I always want to be better, work harder and come up with something different. It has taken me years to realize that “my style” is my style. I can’t shoot different, I don’t see different. I will come across many people that won’t like my work. ( And i’ve learned to accept that, instead of trying to change to please them.) I have realized that it’s OK not to come up with something new, something different everyday. The only thing that really matters is that “I” am happy and that “MY clients” are happy.
We moved to WA state a little over a year now, and moving here has brought new challenges. I’ve become used to shooting in overcast weather. Just a short year ago, I would reschedule a session because of overcast weather. Now If I reschedule those, I might just never shoot. (true fact).We bought a house, a beautiful house which I vowed to keep spotless everyday… yeah.. maybe not spotless. It rains A LOT over here. It’s overcast A LOT. It could become really difficult to stay positive and creative in yuk conditions like that. But I’ve managed to deal with that too. I’ve faced so many new different and difficult situations that made me SO SO appreciate the good and positive ones.
This is why I am happy though.. I have finally accepted that I am who I am. I shoot the way I shoot. I have a beautiful and supportive Husband, the most amazing Daughter. I have a beautiful House that is our HOME. I have met some great people, made some amazing friends. If there was ONE or two thing I wish I could add is to have my family closer to me. I miss them everyday. I miss speaking Afrikaans, I miss having a braai with friends.
Here are some Images I took of Jenny while visiting her in Puyallup a few days ago. Jenny you are gorgeous inside and out. Thank you for snapping a few Images of me and Abigail too. They are truly the best gift. Please take a look at Jenny’s work HERE.