#TAKEOVER- "Why I should go to Pursuit 31-Seattle Retreat"- Heidi Pratt of Glimpse Photography

Thanks to the beautiful Latasha for lending me her blog so I can enter this contest…. Dearest Silas,

My love, my husband, my business partner, my best friend.  Thank you so much for all you do for the business and me.  You know I could not do it without you.

You selflessly put in hours and hours to help me out, while still working a full time job to support us.  Hours on end with me at sessions and weddings, after working long hours at the office.  I cannot express to you how much I appreciate all you do!

I know at times, our quality time suffers because I am always working, but I promise I will find a way to figure out the balance, and I will find people who will support me in that process.

Just picture it – One day you will not have to go into work anymore, because your work will be with me.  Our photography business supporting our family and us.

But I know I cannot do it alone.  I found a retreat through my Pursuit 31 group.  It is a retreat of women who are going to address these very issues.  Though we cannot afford it; I am determined to get myself there.  I will do everything I can, because this – our marriage – is a priority to me.

Thank you, my love, for believing in me.  You are my biggest fan, and I love you.

Heidi

….“So if you love photography, but you are tired and trying to figure out a way to make the workload and your regular life make sense again OR you want to spend more time with your husband and grab hold of balance again, This retreat is cut out just for YOU!” – Latasha Haynes

As you can tell from the letter to my husband above, my life story is paraphrased by this sentence by Latasha.  My passion is photography, and like many of us, I am struggling to find time to balance family with work.  And I have so many business questions that I could use hands on help with.

My love for photography began back in college when I stumbled upon an elective class – photo 101.   I instantly fell in love with it!!  Of course, back then it was still film, so when I decided I could finally invest enough to open my own business my world got rocked!  As you could imagine, I had to completely relearn my craft in the digital realm, and am still learning.  It has been a difficult journey, but one that I am proud to say, I am pushing through.

My husband has been an integral part in that process, as he has been my teacher.  But as I continue to grow my business ,I struggle to find time for anything else, especially him.  My marriage is a priority to me, as I am sure it is to all of you, so it breaks my heart to struggle to balance the two worlds.

This retreat is just what I need.  As my business is finally starting to grow, I need some help.  Not only with details of how to balance it all, or help with the business questions; but also the relationships.  I cannot tell you what it would mean to me to be able to attend this, learn from those willing to share, and build relationships that would build me up along with my business.

Unfortunately, I have yet to figure out how to make a profit though my work has increased.  It always seems that I need something else, or need to attend a conference, and that leaves me empty handed.  I am determined to attend this retreat one way or another, but right now, I just to do not have the funds.  This spot at the retreat could change not only my business, but my life; and I would be so blessed if I won!

If you haven’t heard about this retreat, check out their site here…

www.pursuit31.com

and more details  click here

Blessings,

Heidi Pratt

Glimpse Photography