1. an instance of returning to life, or consciousness; restoration of vigour or vitality. 2. an improvement in the condition or strength of something. 3. an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again.
Synonyms: renewal - renaissance - rebirth - reawakening
So I wanted to go into a little more detail on why we decided to go from "Capture Life Photography" to the new and improved "Revival Photography". There are several reasons why we decided we needed this change. How did we come to this realization? A few months ago things started shifting around in our lives... things started falling in to place for us to be able to truly transition into a full-time photography business. This has been a dream, of mine especially, for quite some time. For years, I knew in my heart that when and if it was meant to happen, it would happen in the right timing. The time had come. Let's just say that God brought the right people into our lives around this time and they inspired us to take ourselves out of the box we had created for ourselves as a business. It was time to take a step back and start from the beginning again. It was time to stop, rethink, and go back to the basics to relearn who we truly are... who we are as a couple, who we are as photographers, and what we truly love.
The original name we (or I should say "I" because this was before Jason came into the picture) gave ourselves was at a time in life when I was thinking "small", so to speak. Jason and I knew that when we made this transition into a full-time photography business we wanted to do it in a way that would remove us from our box, and open us up to a world of possibilities. No more placing limits on ourselves. The sky's the limit.
With this change, we wanted a fresh start, and we wanted to allow God to give us the inspiration we needed. Let me just say, that it took us a while to come up with the name and decide on the look we wanted for our new and improved business. We wanted it to come to us when it was the right time for it to be revealed to us. Believe me, God taught me a tough lesson in patience during this time. I was SO ready to jump in.... RIGHT NOW. LOL But I'm SO thankful that we didn't rush and just try to slap something together. I knew that when it was right, I would know it in my heart. I knew that Jason and I would both know it in our hearts. And I knew it would be right for us.
This experience was so good for us. It gave us a chance to really learn more about who we are and what we love. Our strengths and weaknesses. We had to know these things in order to move forward. I needed to come to the realization that I'm "not a business person" by nature so that I would be motivated to really do the research I needed to do to make it happen. I had to come to this realization so I can know that I need to constantly work on this and learn, learn, learn... and go to my amazing business-minded hubby (in a good way) when I need advice. Let me just say, I'm so thankful that he's honest with me. I love that when I do something totally stupid, business-wise, he tells me. Have I gotten my feelings hurt? ummm yes :) But you know what, it's given me thicker skin, and you need thick skin to be in this business unfortunately. Still working on my skin because I'm naturally a pretty sensitive person. I always want to make EVERYONE happy and when someone's upset or disappointed with me, it troubles me. We all have our weaknesses. I'm thankful that Jason and I compliment each other, when I'm weak, he's strong, and when he's weak, I'm strong. We learn from each other. We bounce ideas off each other. We make a great team. I so admire the way Jason can talk to ANYONE, and can turn a stranger into a new pal within a matter of minutes. LOL He has a beautiful and genuine, nonjudgmental, free-spirited personality that I admire so much about him. I like to say that he keeps me looking to the sky when I need to look to the sky and I keep him grounded when he needs to be kept on the ground ;) We are complete opposites, he's outgoing and I tend to be shy and introverted, do we butt heads sometimes? Yes.... as all opposites do from time to time :) ..... but we make each other better in the end. It's part of why God put us together :) Just like everyone else on this earth, we are always learning new things every day; new things about life, new things about others, new things about ourselves.
"Revival" is not just about "renewal" and "change"; it also represents our passion for "the good-ol' days". We have both always been so inspired by vintage things... the music....the fashion....the cars....the photographs......and just the way of life. No, we're not wanting to go back in time, but we want to take that passion and appreciation for "old things" and make it fresh and new. It's what inspires us and we want to use that in our photography.
So that's it in a nutshell :) We're very excited to see where this door will take us in life. We're so thankful to have this opportunity to do what we love, and to love what we do. :)
Join us on our new journey ;)