You wouldn’t believe me if I told you how often I have the thought “This person is brilliant, I’m so inspired” followed quickly by the thought “OMG, these are my friends, I’m so lucky!”
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to many brilliant minds for my success in this world and to a few in particular when it comes to my business. You probably don’t know this but in August of 2010 I sat down with Bryan Franklin, a relatively new friend at the time and a successful executive coach. He had experienced me in action at a wedding, recognized my potential for greatness and wanted to contribute to my success. In our lunch I revealed that I was ready to drop the photography thing <insert utter embarrassment here> and do something different like teach yoga full time (my second passion and purpose in life) or something else that wouldn’t be “so hard”.
Bryan, as he is want to do, didn’t let me off easy – he reflected back that I was never going to find the experience of success I wanted if I didn’t commit and I could choose to commit fully to my business or commit to stop now, walk away and find plan B. In the days that followed I realized that the career I had built was not an accident but was born out of my skill as a photographer, my genius in seeing people as extraordinary and my belief that love is the greatest experience we can have as human beings. I committed to Wendy K Yalom Photography and spent the year transforming not only our look and brand but my whole relationship to loving what I do. If I have had the pleasure of working with you, you probably know that capturing people in life and in love brings me total joy and it was through Bryan Franklin and Jennifer Russell’s program Ascended Masters that I was able to discover that joy in all aspects of my business from the marketing to the sales to this moment here sitting at my desk writing this blog post. How I do this one thing is how I do everything. With joy, with appreciation, in service to love and growth and truth.
This past weekend, Jennifer & Bryan launched their 2012 Program. I’m at a loss as to how to describe the experience. Terms like Awe, Brilliance, Contribution and Gratitude fall short. From here, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!