We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Blessing Daniel. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Blessing below.
Blessing, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. If you could go back in time do you wish you had started your business sooner or later?
I genuinely believe I started at the perfect time. I started my business in 2020 during the early stages of the pandemic. Before that, I had people constantly encouraging me to turn my passion into a business for years, but I never felt ready to handle the load of starting a business. I decided to start my business in my last semester of college. I remember sitting in my room asking God to speak to me about my gifts and talents that I could use to profit from. He reminded me of my photography, and that very day I decided to start Blessing Daniel Photography. When I made the decision, I had no idea how to run a business or what I was getting myself into, but for the first time I had built up faith and confidence in myself to believe that I can do this and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers.
I am a lifestyle and Portrait photographer based in Fort Worth, TX. I started taking pictures at the age of 11 and was known for capturing events at my church and photographing all my “wonderful” church aunties after service until starting my business. My goal is to help create timeless imagery uniquely tailored to you through portraits, lifestyle, and events. My style can often be described as timeless, crisp, and vibrant. I’m so proud of my journey. I went from not believing I was good enough to going on year 2 of my photography business. With each shoot, I’m blown away at what I’m able to create. Every day I wake up and choose faith over my fears, and seeing how far I’ve come keeps me inspired for my future!
We often hear about learning lessons – but just as important is unlearning lessons. Have you ever had to unlearn a lesson?
There were several things I had to unlearn, but the biggest of them all would have to be me finding and accepting myself as a creative and overcoming feelings of inadequacy. This journey has taught me so much about myself and really opened my eyes to realize that I am a lot more wiser and talented than I thought. I’ve gone from a journey of struggling with imposter syndrome to re-defining creativity on my own terms. I am no longer crippled by the need for perfection in my art. Instead, I am beginning to become more comfortable & trust my creative instincts. I’ve only tapped the surface of what I’m capable of doing, and I can’t wait to see what God does through me in the years to come.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of being creative in your experience?
The most rewarding part for me is seeing the smiles on people’s faces after showing them their photos. Nothing makes me more proud than seeing my clients share their images on social media or getting emails and texts telling me how much they loved their images. Most of all, having new clients come to you based on the testimonials of your previous clients. It’s a feeling I wouldn’t trade for the world! On those days when I’m dealing with the stress and anxiety of building my business, moments like those help keep me grounded and remind me of why I chose to start my business in the first place.