I can't even believe it. I have already pinched myself about 50 times today wondering if this is just a dream. I have been thinking about and anticipating this day for almost a year now, and I couldn't be more excited about it finally being here!
Today, my friends, is the launch date for my new wedding photography business J.Bird Photography as well as my new brand over at Jessica Christine Photography (you obviously already have found this out if you are here!). Saying that (rather, typing it), seems so surreal. So many emotions come rushing in as I think about all the hard work that has gone into this transformation. One thing is for sure, I could not have done this without some very special people.
First and foremost, I couldn't have done this without Jesus. The way that He has provided over the last 5 years to get me to this point absolutely blows my mind. There have been so many times where I have wondered whether or not I should continue and He has never ceased to be faithful in bringing wonderful, amazing people and clients my way. None of this would have happened if He wasn't by my side.
My husband, Will, has been so patient through this whole process. Between the long nights of working, talking his ear off about rebranding about a trillion times, and the amount of times I have destroyed the house by stringing my rebranding stuff everywhere...the crazy man has stood by me. I don't think I would have survived this without his constant encouragement, support, love and care. Thanks for being the best hubby ever, Will.
My parents have never ceased to believe in me. I have never felt anything but support and love come from them when it comes to my dream of being a photographer. The blessing they have been in my life is one that I too often take for granted. They have always encouraged my creativity instead of trying to steer me in other directions, and that is something I will always cherish. Their support means the world, and there is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am without them.
Michelle, Jen, Shay, Christine, Meredith and Maddy...y'all. How have I been blessed by such sweet, encouraging friendships? The Lord blows my mind when it comes to the people He chooses to put in my path. When I have needed it most, He has brought me some of the sweetest, most caring individuals out there. These girls are some of them. They have listened to me vent and put me in my place when I needed it. I am so thankful for their advice, love, support, encouragement, and the way they have challenged me to be a better version of myself. Love them to death.
Jessica Beltran of Design House of Moira did an absolutely stunning, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic job with the logos and background. And yes people, they are hand drawn. I can't even get over the talent of that sweet girl! I don't think I gave her much to work with by saying that I wanted "little to no color and super simple", but she nailed. it. Organic and natural is exactly what I wanted and she did a spectacular job. Jessica helped my dream and vision come to life, and I can't thank her enough.
Clayton Stringer of Stringer Productions. What a gem he is. He and I spent a good 4 days filming my new promo video, and he worked so hard getting everything perfect. He had so many great ideas along the way and was so patient during our first meeting when I said "uhhh...I don't know what I want." Hah! Such a true talent, this guy. I can't even express my gratitude for this wonderful little video he has created for me. If you haven't already checked it out under the "Jessica" tab, you can find it below!
SO WHY THE SPLIT?
I decided to split my business about a year ago in hopes of making it easier for brides and couples to find what they are looking for. Brides are busy enough as it is, so I didn't want them to have to sift through lifestyle sessions before they came across my weddings. Keeping things separate will also help me stay organized and in turn allow me to spend more time on the things that matter most.
I encourage you to explore the site to learn more about me and my style. You can also find out why I chose the name J.Bird under the Jessica section!
To help in celebrating this super exciting and wonderful time, I have put together 5 giveaways for this week! I will be posting one each day, starting with today and ending with Friday.
HOW TO ENTER:
There are the 4 ways you can enter! You can do one, two, three or all of these, but remember that the more ways you enter, the more entries you will receive!
1. Comment on this post!
2. Like my Facebook Page, share this blog post to your timeline, and #launchgiveaway
3. Follow me on Instagram, post a photo of today's giveaway, tag @jessicacscott and #launchgiveaway
4. Follow me on Twitter, retweet today's blog post, and #launchgiveaway
The first giveaway of the week is a Capri Blue (Volcano scent) candle from Anthropologie. Basically it smells just like walking into an Anthro store (AKA: a little slice of heaven). OH and let's please talk about the amazing copper jar that it's in. I'm not gonna lie, I almost wanted to keep this for myself!
Let the entering begin! I will announce the winner in tomorrow's blog post!