A few weeks ago Kenzi contacted me about launching her new business. First of all, let me say that as a utah commercial photographer, I LOVE helping small businesses launch! Photography is such a key part of marketing. You can’t advertise these days without photos! It’s so fun for me to help small biz owners start building their dreams.
Kenzi creates custom watercolor paintings for her clients. She has a really cool story! She was a college graduate, and was working full time as a nurse. Soon she found she needed more creativity in her life. So she started playing with watercolors! Zoom time up to now, and she is running her own small business selling her watercolors.
I asked Kenzi to share some thoughts about her art, and she decided to share why she paints! She said
“One of my very favorite words is “moments.” Not as in the “please wait a moment” you get told while waiting on a telephone call. But moments in the sense of the experiences, memories, and times in our lives that we want to hold onto and remember forever.
One of the very first times I recall thinking I wanted to remember a moment and hold onto it extra tight was in high school as my family and I were at our cabin. We went there every single summer and we were doing what we always did that day – swimming, riding the four-wheelers, and eating homemade BBQ. But something happened inside me as I tried to store away in the back of my mind all of little details of that day. I started collecting moments, if you will. And I have been collecting them ever since.
These moments and memories are something I cherish more than anything else. I now try to make a conscious effort to be on the lookout for views that take my breath away, enjoy more fully every second spent with those I love, and embrace unique experiences that I know are once in a lifetime. For me, that is what matters in life.
The tricky part comes in remembering those moments. So, that is Why I Paint. I paint the family portraits, the wedding days, the family vacations, the group of friends – all those moments that I don’t want to rely just on my memory for. I want them on paper, on my wall, and there to remind me EVERY DAY of the moments.”
I related with what she said, because for me, photographs do the same thing.
If you’re a small business owner, and would like photos for your business, feel free to contact me here! I would really love to help you get started!