When I had my little business selling gluten-free baking mixes, I learned how easy it could be to spend money and get nothing. Eventually, I stopped hiring people to do what I knew I could do myself: web design, package design, sales, photography — you name it. Perhaps the most fun I had was figuring out how to use a camera. I’m not a particularly skilled shutterbug and though shooting food proved to be rather difficult, I was ultimately able to capture the goodness I saw in the products. While I definitely don’t have the chops to make a career out of photography, the enviable Jenna Kutcher definitely did. Within a year (while working a full-time job no less!), she turned a hobby into a full-fledged and wildly successful career. Seriously, she’s the top wedding photographer in all of Wiscosin. Boom. Girlboss. Oh, and she also does beautiful watercolor that you can check out here as well as the most perfect lettering on various products for The Everygirl. In a nutshell, Jenna is not only awesome but an exceptional role model, too. High five, girl!
TODAY ON MY TO-DO LIST…work out, logo design, blogging, print shop updates, nap, puppy cuddles, and hanging with the husband.
PINCH-ME MOMENT OF MY CAREER SO FAR…was becoming the newest content contributor for Jillian Harris or being named the top wedding photographer in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Bride Magazine.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS…macaroni and cheese.
I CAN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT…a hot mug of coffee.
MY WORK CONSTANTLY CHALLENGES ME TO…do my own thing, stop comparing and make things happen.
IN ANOTHER LIFE, I’D BE…hopefully a better singer than I am in this life.
I’D LOVE TO SIT DOWN WITH…Lauren Conrad over a margarita to chat about life, love, business, and the pursuit of happiness.
THE BEST PART OF MY WORK IS…working for myself from home with my dogs in sweat pants.
I’M A NINJA AT…CrossFit.
MY MOTTO: Time is life.
IF I COULD INVITE ANY FIVE PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY THEY’D BE: Jesus, Beyonce, Lauren Conrad, my Great Grandma Bertha, and Adam Levine.
THE WILDEST THING I’VE EVER DONE…is hitch hiked.
THE MOST SPECTACULAR PLACE I’VE EVER BEEN…was Costa Rica.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED…is finding someone who was crazy enough to spend forever with me, my husband.
IF I WERE A ROCKSTAR, MY STAGE NAME WOULD BE…Jenna from the street. (Get it, Jenny from the block… but different?)
MY FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW ARE: ugh, so many… my girl, Jillian Harris, The Everygirl, and Darling Magazine.
MY FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH IS…Project Runway, hands down.