Hello! My name is Justin and I am so thrilled to have you here!
I am a wedding photographer based out of Southern California with a love for San Diego and Orange Country. As a wedding photographer it has been such a privilege and honor to make new friends, geek out over the same things, and turn moments into memories. I can't wait to take this journey with you! So make yourself at home and take a look around!
Justin here with another honest and open letter for my fellow creatives, but mostly a reminder for myself.
I’m gonna be real for a minute. I used to hate Mondays. But not for the reasons you’re thinking. Sure, coming down from the high of the weekend can definitely be a drag and waking up to face “reality” might not be ideal, but what I didn’t like about Mondays is a little different. The beginning of the week is usually a time to reflect and look forward to the projects and events that are to come! Every Monday I’d scroll through social media and look at the work that my peers are producing and the places their work is taking them. Yup, you guessed it. I was once again comparing my work to theirs’ and wondering why I’m not exactly where I want to be in my career yet. My continued scrolling was really just me digging myself a deeper hole. And my slightly jealous, yet “I’m happy for you” double tap followed by a heavy sigh sealed the deal…this Monday (or Tuesday or Wednesday and so on) was going to suck. Let’s all be real…I know I’m not the only one! WHY do we do this?! Why do we constantly dig our own graves and burry ourselves in the work of others? Why are we so consumed by their perfect Instagram feeds and the fact that they have so much engagement on their posts? While I don’t have the answer to those questions, I do have some solutions to fix our little problem.
So, I hope this helped even one person! But like I said, these open letters are really a great reminder to myself to keep on keeping on and to embrace and appreciate those who have helped me get to where I am right now.
May your Mondays never be mundane.