Day 2242 – Unveiled Faces by Jennilyn – or – The Worst Business Name Ever

If you asked me what I regretted about my photography business, it would be the name. Unveiled Faces by Jennilyn does not say what I did. There is NOTHING about photography in there. I can’t tell you how many times I got “Oh! You do makeup?” when I told someone my business name. I did have a good story behind the name though. Unveiled Faces could refer to the veil of a bride. It referred to how people would say “I hate having my picture taken!” and then when they saw a picture I took say “That is the best picture ever taken of me.” We were trying to unveil God’s glory in every client. Something I think we did.

I’ve been struggling with my blog posts recently mostly because I feel like I have a TON to talk about but so little time to talk about it. I have long blog post ideas ranging from what my day looks like now working for other photographers, how I keep multiple clients (and my own personal stuff) straight, my responses to people who think I have it easy, I have ideas on a blog about making choices. Seriously, if I could just plug something into my head and have it spit out on the page, I’d have SO much content.

I was in a bit of the same situation today. It was a FANTASTIC day! My workdays have been getting progressively better and I’m loving that! Bret is back to teaching full time, the world now knows that I’m not longer a photographer (WHAT a weight off my chest! I’m terrible at keeping secrets!) and I’ve figured out the magic number of clients I need and the amount of hours each of them need. I’m getting in the groove of a nice daily schedule/workflow.

Anyways, after this awesome day, I was riding a high of productivity….and Dunkin Donuts iced coffee… To help myself calm down, I did a little journaling and reading scripture. I’m reading through 2 Corinthians right now and today I read the third chapter. My eyes filled with tears when I happened upon this verse:

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

This was my business verse! I was struck by so many things in that moment but mostly the multi-level meanings. My business name meant so many things and I realized that my business verse had come to mean many things too. I feel that I am being transformed from the business owner I was when I created my business name to someone who is the same but different. So wherever you find yourself in your business or life today, realize that it’s ok if you’re totally different from who you were when you started. This life thing is a journey. How are you being transformed?

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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

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