Jacob Lacey » San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer

Being Thankful for what I have been given.

I am no writer.  Blogging actually is not one of my strong points.  This post has been brewing inside of me for awhile now and I just need to get it out…

My mind lately on the past few months has been in a content yet very thoughtful and calming place.  There has been an incredible amount of change and progression within my life.  I try my hardest to stay in a state of mind where i am humble and gracious of every little detail of my life.  Whether its my family, my friends, or anything I come in contact with that I can learn from; even the smallest things we take for granted that I can see myself grow from.  If it makes me a better person, I try to embrace it fully.  I tend to not worry so much on my earthly 1st world problems, in some aspects its a flaw, but I see it in a different way.  I am a Christian.  Not perfect by no means.  Some people may not know this, but I feel its my personal relationship, not something I need to boast or preach about.

To my family and friends:

I often notice people browsing the web for inspiration.  I’m not downing you for it at all, I think its great but you are my inspiration and fire to keep me in love with what I do.

I have a lot to be thankful for.  This business being one of them.  Yes, on paper, it is MY business.  But I feel like I wouldn’t be no where near where I am without the people that have invested in me.  The people who believed in me.  The family and friends who lifted me up and grew confidence within myself to see potential that I did not.  I love you and can’t say enough to express my thankfulness.  Also, to the friends I have made through this industry.  The clients alone that I get to meet and become friends with are enough to keep my passion for this alive.  But to the photographer friends I have, you have no idea how much you mean to me.  Sometimes it bums me out that I don’t have enough time to spend with everyone and show my appreciation but believe me, this business is, in a loosely sense is all of ours.  There wouldn’t be a Jacob Lacey Photography without all of your help and warm hearts.  This is the other side of the business where I stay fueled and on fire.  I would have never imagined meeting such amazing people in this industry.  You guys welcomed me with open arms to a friendship, with knowledge and information, and lots of good times.  All of my business comes from either word of mouth or referrals from my photographer friends.  Thank you everyone who believes in me.

So this is my new and improved portfolio blog website.  No more separate portfolio and blog.  It is still a work in progress, some links may not work but I couldn’t wait.  I am just impatient 🙂  Please let me know what you think- positive or not.  Honesty is best.

I have been also thinking a lot about my friends who have families, loved ones, and children.  As well as my other wedding photography friends.  I try my hardest to think of this as a business first and a passion second.  For a business to be successful it needs to be profitable.  But this has been on my mind A LOT.  At times that just doesn’t matter to me.  We are only here briefly; life passes us by so quickly and I get my satisfaction from seeing others happy and would love to help out anyone that I care about.  If you are my friend and have a child, a family or even a dog 🙂 and haven’t had photos taken in a while, please feel free to get in contact with me.  I would love to help you out in any way possible to offer my services.  I have my fees but if you can’t afford it or have a budget- its okay.  I want to help.  I want to be here to give.  Because I have been given so much.  Plus, if you have read this far- you deserve it.

  • February 2, 2012 - 7:08 am

    joel serrato - so touching Jacob 😉 thank you for being such a great person and for giving so much 😉

  • February 2, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Sarah - Beautifully versed, my friend 🙂
    I’m thankful for you too. I love seeing your perspective in your work. You have grown so much, and I cant wait to see where else this life takes you.
    ….. But seriously, let’s get some coffee already 🙂

  • February 2, 2012 - 7:53 am

    Ashley Benton - Awesome blog, Jacob. Digging the positive energy and gratitude for life. Keep it going my friend – I enjoyed the read!

  • February 2, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Emily - I can’t believe you hesitated to post this. Phenomenal, truly. Positivity is infectious. Thank you for sharing yours 🙂

  • February 2, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    lindsey gomes - absolutely wonderful. loved it. more please.

  • February 3, 2012 - 12:48 am

    ChristanP - You’re a great guy Jacob…..I’m honored to be your friend!

  • February 7, 2012 - 5:55 pm

    Sachin Khona - Awesome man! Open and honest blogs are always the easiest to write.

    Wishing you all the best for the future Jacob!


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