Juliana Laury Photography | Chester County, Lehigh Valley, and Montgomery County Wedding Photographer
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~african proverb.
If you had told me a few years ago that I would be someone’s boss by the time I was 23 I would have laughed in your face. I mean I was just a college student anyway, and the prospect of being my own boss, let alone anyone else’s seemed hilariously out of reach. But the thing is I have this tendency to go from 0 to 100 in about .5 seconds. Doubling my goals for last year meant doubling my workload, and with a husband beginning a 27 month full time program for anesthesia (there goes my plan of getting the hubby to work for a kiss) it was either struggle to keep my head above water and risk drowning in my first year, or admit I needed a life raft before the ship filled up too fast. The story really began back in high school with a friend who was a grade under me and had similar interests, like signing up for a million after school activities, which I tended to take leadership roles in only to train her to take my place the next year. We kept in touch when she moved to North Carolina for school, and I couldn’t help but follow her growth, all in areas I connected closely with. So I took a leap of faith and called her 6 months before she was even set to graduate and offered her a job I didn’t know how to fully explain without bumbling like an idiot. But she believed in me. She moved back just in time for me to board the longest flight of my life for a 3 week hiatus in China, no internet and no phone just total trust in a few Skype calls to prepare. She rocked it. When I returned home we hit the ground running together, wedding season in full bloom. We went through a lot in those months, some personal losses, triumphs, learning curves, more learning curves, and hours of dancing combined. We even rang in the New Year side by side doing what we love most, cameras in hand smiles on our faces. It was fitting, really, to end my first year with the woman who helped me through it. I’ve been waiting for some time to make this a public announcement, and today is that day. I would like to introduce everyone to Allison, my second shooter, office manager, my other half. But even more than that, she is my friend, a woman I am never bored around with her infectious laugh and her positive attitude. I love knowing that my business is stronger because she is a part of it, and I am so honored that she has chosen to share her talents with this business and the amazing clients we serve together. Appreciation is a beautiful thing, but every day I am learning the depth of that emotion as I continue to thank God for sending people who have shaped my life at the right place in just the right time.