I did a thing. A BIG thing.

UPDATE: So, I did not make the cut, but there are some amazing #photograpHERS that did! I am so excited to follow their journeys. Check out the fantastic 5 here: https://alphauniverse.com/alpha-female/. Most of all, I am proud of me for stepping outside of my comfort zone, and going for it! You never know how far you can go unless you try!

Do it anyway, Do it afraid.

Today, I did something that scared me. Something that was completely out of my comfort zone. I applied for the Sony Alpha Female photography grant. The application process was very intense, and even included a couple of essays, a detailed budget, and a video submission. If you know me, you know that the video portion stressed me completely OUT with having to be directly in front of the camera and narrating! And just imagine how many takes had to occur with 3 kids playing loudly in the background – ha! Mom life! But I did it….and I’m glad. Wish me, and all my fellow phograpHERs that applied, luck!

Check out my video submission here (Note: Videos had a 1-minute limit):


Sony Alpha Female from Photography By Valerie on Vimeo. #SonyAlpha

1 thought on “I did a thing. A BIG thing.”

  1. Love your courage….it’s ever so difficult stepping out of your comfort zone and as you so rightly say, ‘going for it! You never know how far you can go unless you try!’ is definitely a motto that we should all embrace and live by. Good luck in your next endevaour.
    Showers of Blessings, Peace, Light & Love ❤


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