It has been a few months now since I quit my full-time job to focus on freelance work and photography. The decision and the time leading up to my last day was scary, exciting, daunting, nerve-wrecking, and relieving all wrapped up in one. I hoped that the day after my job ended, I would know whether or not I made the right decision. But, truthfully, the time since my last day has been a lot of the same, conflicting emotions I had for so many months leading up to my decision to resign.

I was really worried about getting bored. Not having enough to do. Worrying about not contributing to our family, not having employer-provided health insurance, not having an active 401k.

But, I am so blessed that so many of you have trusted me to work on your wedding invitations, family photos, Christmas cards, fundraising and event materials, websites, and so much more.

This week, I wrapped up several projects I’ve been working on. As I held the finished products in my hand, I had such a peace come over me that I made the right decision to focus on this business.

To show my deep, profound appreciation, I’m giving away a free mini-session, with a print release for your favorite image from the session and a custom Facebook cover photo – a $125 value.

Entering the giveaway is easy!

  1.  Like Andrus Williams Creative on Facebook
  2. Share the giveaway image on your Facebook timeline
  3. (Bonus entry for those who read my blog – leave a comment below!)

I’ll pick a winner on Monday night (November 11, 2013). The session must be booked by May 11, 2014 and is subject to availability. Additional fees may be assigned for travel outside of Dalhart, TX.

Congratulations to Rinnell Yoder, who won the giveaway!

Mini Session GiveawayAgain – thank you all so much for your love and support.

xoxo, Julia

7 Comments on Reflecting

  1. Rinnell
    November 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM (4 years ago)

    When we had our baby I knew life would change, but I didn’t realize how much quitting my full time teaching position would effect me. I felt the same way when I resigned- unsure and excited. I’m so glad you are finding peace in your decision now. Everyday when I see my little one do something new, I have peace too because I know I’m lucky not to miss these moments.

  2. shay
    November 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM (4 years ago)

    Would love to WIN!

  3. Tawny Allen
    November 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM (4 years ago)

    I don’t want to be entered because I’d hate to take away from anyone else since we just the had incredible opportunity to have you photograph us! I do however want to tell you how incredibly thankful I am for your friendship. How proud I am of the decision you made, the work you have created, etc! You are amazing both inside and out 🙂 🙂 love you dearly

  4. Erica Hoffmann
    November 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM (4 years ago)

    There’s no greater joy than having a “job” that you absolutely love!

  5. Jena Whitney
    November 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM (4 years ago)

    Would love to win! I saw the pictures you did for the Allens and they were gorgeous! You truly have a blessed gift.

  6. Kelsey
    November 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM (4 years ago)

    You did such a wonderful job on our adoption profile book pictures! We are looking forward to Christmas pictures next weekend! Hopefully Benson cooperates a little more this time! 🙂

  7. Vanessa Esparza
    November 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM (4 years ago)

    Thanks so much for capturing our family exactly the way I was hoping you would. If I won I would honestly ask if I could give it as a gift. Every parent should have beautiful portraits of their kids!


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