Meet A Mompreneur | Mama Series

Happy Friday!!! I am so excited to have the weekend this week-are you? Have you ever just been super busy and you need a break? This week was like that for me.  I just can’t get a few minutes of peace.  I want to start an awesome new series for all my mamas and daddies out there.  So, every Friday expect a new intro to a mama OR some awesome review of something I use with my kiddos, or something that I want to share with you.  I haven’t quite decided which way I want this to go, but you guys are here for the journey right? So, Let’s start this off with an intro 🙂

Hi! I’m Samantha Zenewicz.  I’m a wedding and boudoir photographer based out of Erie Pa.  I serve my area and the surrounding states, Ohio and New York.  I’ve been in business for a few years now, starting when I graduated high school (6 years ago) but I’ve really been serious about my business for about 4 years.  My hubby and I have 3 beautiful children.  Olivia is the oldest at almost 4, and our twin boys Hayden and Brendan are 1.5 years old.  The twins were born profoundly deaf and rely on sign language to communicate, so we are a bilingual family! My family always comes first-so sometimes I have to cancel or re schedule sessions or meetings to take care of everyone and at first I felt really guilty about that. People were paying me for my time and it seemed like I had none.  In reality, my clients love me even more for knowing that I took care of my family first, because then I could serve them better and that’s all anyone wants.  So it took some time to get a good system together but I feel like right now I have a good one.  In the beginning I had many doubts. Would I be able to do this job with 3 kids, would I be able to find a babysitter for sessions, what if I have to cancel because someone is sick? You know, questions any mom or dad would ask if they have any job.  I just needed to remind myself people with children work all the time.  My husband included.  So I put my big girl panties back on and figured it out. I am so happy I did because my business is booming and I couldn’t be happier.  MY kids keep me going.  Brett keeps me going. My faith keeps me strong and I try to remember to show myself grace.  I have a beautiful support system to hold me up and push me forward and I really am just so blessed.  If I could go back in time to the day I started, I’d tell myself not to compare myself to anyone ever.  They aren’t me and they never will be.  I had so much heartache comparing my work or success with everyone else when it didn’t matter.  I want to share all of my stories with you, so that if there’s a new mom reading or a mom who feels stuck, maybe I can help you out.  Maybe I can give you just what you need on days where your shirt is covered in poop and you show up to a session unknowing.  OR when you just can’t stay awake to edit one more photo and you fall asleep on your laptop.  Those days happen…and I’m here to share mine with you 🙂

A HUGE thank you to my dear dear friend Jess for taking the portraits of me and the hubby, and the boys for their birthday 🙂 You can check her out here and also to Rachel Lusky who took our maternity photos before the twins were born! You can find her too here

I can’t wait to give more intros and share these amazing stories with all of you! Please join in this journey and share along the way!

Have great weekend loves 🙂

Make it great

-Sam

July 15, 2016

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