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Being inspired

mewithcamera1If you didn’t know this about me, I am a licensed hairstylist and have had a wedding hair business for about 5 years. Trying to run both businesses got a little crazy, so I had to choose!

When I did this, alot of people thought I was nuts. The market is saturated with photographers, but up until the past year or so, Charleston didn’t seem to have many on-location stylists. “WHY on earth would I give this up?!,” people would say. The answer was pretty simple. Hair doesn’t inspire me. People do.

Going through cancer with my mom taught me many things. One was just how important memories are. I began to realize that I got so much satisfaction out of giving people something tangible to remember on their wedding day, not just a pretty ‘do.

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my hair business, but for reasons other than just the art of styling hair. I loved working with people, making them laugh, getting to know them. I spent so many hours emailing and talking to brides on the phone about their wedding day, where the wedding was taking place, giving advice on vendors vs. talking about their hair.

What inspires you? Remember it doesn’t matter how great you are at something if you don’t completely LOVE doing it. Success isn’t how much money you make or how busy you are. Life is too short not to give things a chance! Do something that inspires you! Go out and make a difference, share your God-given talents with the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.


  • Leigh Webber - Super cute pic of you, Juliet! And what a great combination… to be a photographer and a stylist all in one.

  • Amanda Lewis - Amen Sista!

  • Tracy Turpen - Yay!!! That’s my favorite photo I’ve taken of you! You look so pretty (and inspiring).

  • Tara - We must be on the same page lately….I’ve been thinking about JUST that! Now, I just have to figure out how to make that move happen. Thanks for the always encouraging posts girlie!