I may have only one actual child, but in my business, I am now a mother of 3!!! My first, vanessa dewson photography + design is almost 9 years old! For years, I thought of splitting the photography and the design parts, especially when I started included web design – it just made sense. So Rigadoon New Media was born this Fall and will be where I can focus on helping entrepreneurs and small businesses get a fresh new look, including logos, websites and headshots. My photography business will continue to focus on commissioned portraits and events as well as my fine art and personal projects. My newest baby, Focus on Photography Tours, will satisfy my travel bug and love of teaching photography. The site itself is still in the incubator but you can sign up to join my mailing list and be the first to know when it launches as well as when any tours you might be interested in will be ready to book. I’m putting together a great group of Tour Hosts (including me) while I am being mentored by an amazing travel agent, Cindy Almond, owner of Romance & Foodie Travel. We may even create a foodie & photography tour together!
Many people might think, wow! that’s a lot on my plate but actually, it feels really good to grow businesses that aren’t just me. I love collaborating with others and as a creative type, I feed off new projects and adventures. It’s also been 2 long years since the accident that almost took my life and I’ve spent a LOT of time figuring out what I love to do most and how splitting my business into 3 makes a lot of sense. I’m more focused than ever on what I want in life and I couldn’t be more excited! 🙂
If you must know more ASAP, Cindy, myself and two other awesome travel specialists, Karolle and Laura, are hosting a MeetUp at the Baja Grill tonight at 7pm. We’d love to see you there or if you can’t make it, think of joining the group and coming to a future event.