2017 marks my 10 year anniversary of kicking off my photography business...I'm only crying a little bit thinking that it's been an entire decade and thinking this is the last year in my 20's. Okay, now I'm actually sobbing.
Why did you open Shop 414? I am a serial hostess. I like hostessing parties for friends and family and creating custom labels, signs, tags, banners, etc. For Christmas 2016 I created personalized gift tags for family. I really just thought it'd be fun, but then got encouraged to roll it into a business. I was a little hesitant as my mind played devils advocate with itself. I mean, gift tags? That's so silly. Not it's not. Yes it is. See what I mean? It can be hard to delve into a new venture, especially when people are watching...what if I have a typo? What if it doesn't make sense? What if...unicorns are real? I then decided, girlfriend, you're turning 30. You're a teacher. You tell your kids they can do hard things, so take your own advice.
So here it is, Shop 414 (the 414 comes from my birthday...April 14th). I am starting small-ish with gift tags and banners for now. I will expand printable options as the shop gets rolling.
I have always enjoyed creating things for myself, our home or even friends and family. It can be hard to open that option up to the public. I'd like to say "I don't care what people think!" But let's not lie to ourselves, being judged hurts the same now as it did 10 years ago. I'm open to questions...I need to know if Shop 414 doesn't make sense, if there's some clarity I can provide, or any inquiries. I want it to be simple, fun and provide quality printables. I can only get to that point with help from all of you.
What does this mean for April Mass Photography?
Nothing, except all clients save 10% on any Shop 414 orders. Hooray! You also get to incorporate those photos into printables. Yippee! Everything else will stay the same. Scheduling, specials, pricing, availability, everything. The good thing with Shop 414 (for now) is that it's all digital. I am accepting orders on here or through Etsy: Shop 414 - Etsy
Thank you to family who encouraged this "new extension of my creativity" as my mom says.
Now, ask me some questions, leave me a comment, or just post some strange emoji with no meaning.
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