If someone told me that I’d be trying to start a creative small business 10 years ago, I would never have believed it! My professional life has always been in the social service and the non-profit world, and my joy came from trying to help abused and neglected children find a better life than the ones that were given to them. Then, along came my own little ones (who are now 6 and 3)…and as it often does, life changed. My husband and I had always planned for me to be at home with them, at least in the beginning years, but it was an adjustment, a wonderful one, but still filled with its own challenges. And my joy shifted to my own children. Watching them grow, seeing the wonder and excitement of everything new in the world through their eyes. It sounds cliche, yet it is so true, and not until I began this new chapter in my life did I fully appreciate how much it changes you.
During that time, I became involved with a group of mommies who changed my life in so many ways. One of which was how many of them were successfully creating opportunities and businesses for themselves that allowed them to pursue their passions, while still having the flexibility of “working from home.” I was inspired! If they could do it, then maybe so could I.
Around the same time, a new hobby of photography began to grow. Of course, now I had my very own cute little subjects…they may never really want to pose for the camera, but they were mine none the less!
And I began to understand how important it was to document all the little details of their lives, because the moments fly by in the blink of an eye. I was getting better at taking the pictures, but not necessarily of doing much with them when once they were taken, with the exception of the few birthday shots, or professional photos we put up in the house. All this got me to thinking, how can I really showcase some of those most precious moments and memories of my kiddos in a way that was unique and meaningful to me. This was truly the beginning of Infinite Joy, the blending of all of the things that I hold most dear and that brings me the most joy.
And why the name Infinite Joy? Well…Infinite stems from a corny little saying my hubby and I have had ever since we met that has been passed down to our kiddos – “love you Infinity+1″ and
“joy” is my middle name…together the name has both a personal meaning while describing my vision for this little venture….commemorating those moments that bring you “Infinite Joy.”
A special thank you to my good friend Amanda Schiavi at Amanda Jane Photography for these beautiful images of my family, and for being one of those instrumental inspirations behind this new adventure!