It’s funny how life works out sometimes. I was a journalism major at Ohio University (go Bobcats!) and spent the first year of my professional career toiling away at a financial magazine, wondering if I was bound to hate my job for the rest of my life. Fortunately, I soon escaped that position and began my second job as a sports writer — a position much better suited to my talents and interests — before moving into web development and graphic design. Now, 12 years later, I enjoy design work even more than writing, a natural yet unexpected evolution that greatly contributed to the launch of Windowsill Photography, first with the development of our website and this blog, and then with an expansion of our services.
Of course, my love of photography fueled the company’s creation, but we soon realized that there were very few limits to what we could do inside our new little sandbox. So when we booked our first wedding, I suggested to the bride that we could design custom wedding invitations for her along with any other items she may need using photos from her engagement shoot. She quickly signed on and, I’m proud to say, she was thrilled with her finished products.
We hope to do even more design projects going forward, whether we’re using photos from Windowsill shoots for invitations or holiday cards, or even putting together a website for a new client. As a matter of fact, my son recently turned 6 and has just discovered the joy of the “Star Wars” universe. (Don’t worry — we made sure he watched Episodes IV, V and VI before any of the new ones.) So when it came time to plan his party, he naturally wanted a “Star Wars” theme, and what’s a “Star Wars” birthday party without a “Star Wars” birthday invitation?
I’ve found I enjoy the design side of the business just as much as the photography side, which has been a pleasant surprise. So I guess I’ve answered the question that haunted me during my first year out of college: Turns out I wasn’t destined to hate my job for the rest of my life after all. Ain’t that a relief!