God is so Good
This is it people! I’m finally doing it, I’m starting a blog :) So many fun things have happened to me since I started my business in Charleston in 2020, and I felt I wanted to begin to document everything from major life/business victories, and even the defeats. So here we go.
Allow me to start by introducing myself.
Hey y’all, I’m Sarah :) My nine-year-old self would have never believed the events that have unfolded before my very eyes in the past few years, and it all started with a disposable camera. Photography has given me a way to view life through the eyes of others as I interact with each of the people I come in contact with. Not only has it given me a unique perspective on life, but it has shaped me into the person I am today.
I’m a goofy, fun-loving, larger than life person with a goal to make people smile and a desire to know people on a deeper level. With a camera in hand, I’m always up to new challenges and adventures. Ultimately, I seek to serve my Heavenly Father and represent His creation in the best way I know. Without Him, I would not be where I am today.
After falling in love with Charleston when I interned as a photographer with Charleston Magazine in the summer of 2018, I decided I wanted Charleston to be my forever home. I did what most people probably shouldn't do, and started applying to jobs ONLY in Charleston (a few in Birmingham, but mainly Charleston). After receiving my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) in the spring of 2019, studying photojournalism with a minor in art, I moved to Charleston. I threw myself in to working the second I moved, and officially started my own business in March of 2020 (insert pandemic…).
God has truly opened the door to so many opportunities for me, as I’ve continued to navigate the Charleston photography industry. My biggest advice to you whether your a local photographer or just an amazing human reading my blog, don’t be discouraged. There were so many lows when I first moved to Charleston. I continued to ask God, “why?” And he gently nudged me forward. So many of those “why” moments turned into new jobs, new relationships, and new friends.
Along the way, I’ve met so many amazing people that I call mentors and friends. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work in an industry with so many amazing men and women who support one another.
With that, I want to say thank you. Thank you first and foremost to my Heavenly Father who has placed me in a community surrounded by loving people. Thank you to my husband whom I met within a MONTH of moving here (but I’ll save that story for another post). Thank you to all the amazing Charleston vendors and small businesses for allowing me to grow, and fall in love with Charleston even more. Lastly, thank you to my amazing clients - it’s because of you that I get to continue to pursue my dreams.
While I'm excited to share my journey, I'm also a little nervous. Any feedback is always welcome ¨̮ Remember you are loved!
1 Peter 5:7
Sarah Westmoreland Green