The Business: Jennifer Alderman Photography. After having my first baby I saw a need for a different style of family & children’s photography. Photography had always been a passion and hobby and I was so dissatisfied by the portraits I would get from a traditional studio because they just seemed so forced and posed. I wanted photos that captured my child’s true personality and I knew other parents did as well, so I started my own photography business. It is my goal to capture all the “small moments in a big life”.
Finding Balance: I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and it really caused me to reevaluate my priorities. Many of the things that used to be so important simply are not in the grand scheme of life. Now I ask myself, “Is this worth the stress?” before I take on another commitment or client, and if the answer is “no” then I decline the offer and move on.
Best Advice for a working mama: Don’t feel guilty about loving your work! I have certainly felt bad many times for leaving my kids with a sitter so that I can go photograph other families. But I love what I do and I know that following my dreams ultimately makes me a better mother. I believe I am teaching my kids that with hard work and dedication they can make anything possible.
Top 3 must haves that make your life easier: #1. My iPhone! Its keeps me on schedule, tells me where to go, helps me find the right recipe for dinner. #2. Good help! People ask me “How do you do it all?” and I respond, “I don’t!” #3. My Crock-Pot! I can get so much more done in the afternoons if dinner is already cooking!
For more info: www.aldermanphotography.com