A while ago @jennicalowell told me about a contest that @sonyalpha put on. Their aim was to find 5 female photographers or videographers and to help them further their carreer. The winnings consisted of a 25k grant, and a 6 month mentorship with a lead Sony photographer. Eventho I realise I am in the company of some amazing female photographers, I decided to enter anyway (As we say in Dutch, “nee heb je, Ja kun je krijgen”). Now I needed to create a 1 minute video about me and write 2 essays about how to put the winnings to use. With in a matter of days I had a (limping) camera crew consisting of @audreymdavis and @oliviarjenkins who became Gimbal masters in a matter of minutes. @fishbowldiaries swam tirelessly with me to capture me, doing my thing in the water. My husband @captain_jason1 helped me with the first essay and the super talented @__molly_s put my thoughts into coherent, grammatically correct sentences. (she is such talented writer!) @paigealms gave me her (positive) honest opinion and my cheerleading squad made me feel I was doing the right thing in the past months @kenzierobybrown , @keshiamarp @amorphiaphotography @annie__starr @hauserlifestyle and many more!
I guess it really does take a village- and what a wonderful village I have. Win or lose, this is a great opportunity for me to thank everyone who in the past months gave me work, encouraged me, gave me tips, help, ideas and just motivated me to go down this new path. MAHALO for everything you have done for me 💕