EEEEK! I am so excited to FINALLY announce that the Olive Branch Media studio for business!
After 9 months of building my portfolio, renting my studio, decorating, getting equipment, business courses, website perfecting and a few nervous breakdowns, it is finally ready for your eyes to see!
Olive Branch Media llc is my way of doing what I love & serving my community with natural, emotion filled photography & films that will preserve memories for generations.
After graduating MMI last spring, I had no idea what I wanted to do, except that I knew I needed to create + tell stories through visual media. Now, the question was, would that be through an internship? Would I have to move away? Would I end up working in advertising? Or at a film studio? What I came to figure out was that though these could have been great opportunities, I never quite felt fully fulfilled when imagining myself pursuing those paths. I wanted to create, but without guidelines. I wanted to tell stories, but stories that I felt connected to, not my boss. I wanted to serve my community in a way that I felt it was lacking. So, I decided that creating my own brand, my own business, was what would fulfill what God was putting on my heart.
After coming to this conclusion, I can honestly tell you... I was terrified. Terrified that people would not see me as "good enough" or "qualified enough" or honesty, "old" enough. BUT, the Joshua 1:9 says to be strong and courageous because God's got my back (I may have paraphrased, but essentially). So I didn't have to be afraid or unsure, because that, my friends, is really the only thing that matters. I am so very excited for this new chapter of my life and I couldn't do it without my amazing support team of family, friends, and community members. I am so incredibly thankful for you all!
With that said, I want to show my gratitude by inviting you all to the official Olive Branch Media open house, Saturday May 11th from 1-4pm. 109 S. Main St, Westfield.
There will be snacks, giveaways and a free Photo Booth for you to enjoy! I cannot wait to see you all there. (More information coming soon.)
Again, thank you so very much for all of your love and support! It truly means the world.