Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Aspire...Inspire!

It's no news that I am an aspiring photographer that dreams of the perfect image, location, and emotion in my head. I spend endless hours in the evening cruising the websites of my most favorite photographers. I am inspired by those who have taken the walk and made it to where they want to be. I aspire to be great one day and while I may take the walk a little slower, I will get there...I know it! This week I have come across a fabulous photographer who in my eyes is an inspiration for all to follow. She is currently being featured on www.iheartfaces.com and her name is Jasmine Star. She was rated this year in the top ten wedding photographers by American Photo magazine (she's only been doing photography for three years). She bright, outgoing, and a breath of fresh air...She's in no stretch of the imagination....AMAZING! She's been a huge inspiration to me this week and before now, I knew I've wanted to be great and now I know I will be great. She said it best in one of her interviews that one of her mentors told her "Jump and the net will appear." Before now, I've been afraid to let go of the nerves and now I am just going to jump and see where this crazy journey take me. I know it sounds crazy right now, but after you visit her site and read her encouraging words, you will know how inspirational she truly is.

One of the greatest things she said in her interview with David Crash was:

"Don’t ever aspire to be someone you’re not. You’re entirely and uniquely amazing, so always aim to be the best version of yourself at all times."

How amazingly true is that...well said!



You can check out her website and blog at

http://www.jasmine-star.com/

http://www.jasminestarblog.com/

OH yes and a much needed thank you to www.iheartfaces.com for featuring her this week...It's what I needed! Thank you:)))

3 comments:

Nori D said...

Ive been following her for a while now, and yes! she is amazing. Such great work, so humble, and so opened to giving her followers tips. I also aspire to be like her, even if a tiny bit!

Tim said...

Hey Steph!

So sorry I havent been here in a while, but we have had so much going on and then I had the surgery which I am still recovering from.

I saw she was the judge this week and will go check her out. Sounds like an amazing lady.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Jasmine said...

Ummm, Stephanie...you're fabulous!! :) Thanks for your kind words and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you! :)
j*