Hello 30!

 Katrina Jayne Photography

Katrina Jayne Photography

Today is my 30th birthday and I am just in awe at how fast life goes. I swear it was just yesterday my sister and I were running around the backyard pretending to be princesses. All I ever wanted was to be a grown up. I always thought at this point in my life I would own some beautiful home with a yard for a dog and two kids running around. Even though I am far from my original image of my life at 30 I couldn't be happier that I have found my passion and have been able to start and run my own business. I would have never imagined my life would lead me here and It is hard to truly express all the emotions I feel knowing that I am one of the few who had a dream that actually became a reality.

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I am also beyond lucky to have found the perfect person to share my life with at only 15 years old. Cole has officially been my partner for half of my life and it is hard to even remember what it was like before him. He is my best friend and my truest believer. I still laugh when I think about the day I told him I wanted to be a Wedding Planner. He immediately immersed himself into helping me think of a company name and building my website. There was no "are you sure?" or "you're crazy" or "running your own business is too hard" he instantly made me feel confident that I could actually make it happen. Even though I am a little crazy he never doubted me. He only pushed me to keep going and he continues to do that everyday.

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Getting here wasn't easy and honestly every single day is a struggle. I know it may look so fun and beautiful all the time (especially on social media) but working in this industry is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Being responsible for one of the most important days in a couples life is a heavy weight to bare. And on top of that I always find myself comparing and criticizing my work. I push myself to the point of exhaustion regularly but despite all that I know without a doubt this is what I was always meant to do.

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Over the past three years my business has grown from a party of one to a team of five incredibly amazing, talented, kick ass women who I love beyond words. Lindsay, Chloe, Katie, and Haley... how can I ever thank you for joining me in this crazy adventure? You all inspire me, motivate me, and help me keep my sanity. THANK YOU!! Seriously though.. these ladies are my lifeline and the heart of my business. You will definitely be seeing more of them... so be excited!

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I feel like at 30 I should have some words of wisdom for all you readers about life and love and happiness and stuff but really I am just making things up as I go. All I can say from my experiences is that you really can do anything. Find something in life that challenges you... something that makes you nervous and excited at the same time and go for it! Because easy is boring and life should be an adventure every single day! Also, fear is poison and will burden your mind with "what if's" so do your best to keep it out of your life by surrounding yourself with people who bring you light and joy, who will have a drink with you, hold your hand, and walk with you when you are afraid instead of holding you back. Lastly find a partner who believes in you, pushes you to be better, and adds something extra to your life instead of being your whole life.. and making you laugh is a bonus in my book!

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I want to give a special Thank You to these wonderful vendors, I couldn't have been able to pull this photoshoot off without their help! Check them out and see their amazing work!

Photographer: 
Katrina Jayne Photography
http://www.katrinajayne.com/ 
@katrinajaynephoto

Hair & Makeup: 
Cheek to Cheek Artistry
http://www.bookcheektocheek.com/
@cheektocheekartistry

Calligraphy: 
Lazy Creative Designs
https://www.lazycreativedesigns.com/
@lazycreativedesigns

Thank you all for reading and visiting my blog and for following along my journey!

xo Jane

 Katrina Jayne Photography

Katrina Jayne Photography