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HELLO! My name is… Part I

HELLO! My name is... Part I Jolene Kaneshige PhotographyI tend to be a really shy person and would rather stay home, to edit photos, rather than go out to do something on most days. Editing a freshly shot destination wedding, surprise engagement proposal, or family portraits is a type of passion of mine. How can you not like looking at beautiful Hawaiian sunset photos and happy smiling newlywed couples? It works out really well that my love and passion for my work fuel me so it’s something that I can do for hours and hours on end. Sometimes, I’m guilty of losing track of the days that pass by as the sunrises and sets. Some days I’m running a little low on sleep. There is no better feeling than the rush of adrenaline I get from a deadline, providing quality images, and getting so many items checked off my list!

Since the beginning of this year my dreams and ideas have been growing; just as a bird expanding its wings to take flight. My wedding photography business was off the ground, but then I realized… shoot (ha,) while I’m great at a lot of things, trained professionals in their field would make my life so much easier! At first I was posting on facebook to get referrals from friends. While that was great for personal and leisurely activities I found that it was really hit or miss. Then it hit me, I had an “A HA!” Eureka moment! Furiously I started researching networking groups and other business building communities in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The first mixer meetup that I attended went really well! To be honest, I was a little scared, so many people in a room that I need to talk to gives me anxiety. I regretted leaving my computer. At least the newlywed couples and sunsets would smile back at me… While here there was the BIG scary unknown! I started to dig deep, I needed a happy place….

To be continued…

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