Hello and welcome to the blog! We are Cheyenne and Geoff Schultz and are wedding photographers in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you'd like to contact us about our photography, please e-mail me at cheyenne@lovetheschultzes.com with a subject line "The Schultzes". You can also check out our website at http://www.lovetheschultzes.com

Friday, March 21, 2008

Big News

"Successful people make a decision and spend their time backing it up while others spend all their time just trying to make a decision."

I don't know exactly who said this, but it is totally relevant to my life right now.  I heard it while attend the Mike Colon and Bob Davis Master Your Craft seminar last month here in Charlotte.  

I've never been one to take big risks in life.  I'd much rather play it safe and make wise, thought out decisions.  At the same time, my decision making process can be quite long and extremely tedious.  

Exhibit A - while I was wedding planning I was out of my mind.  I had to know EVERY option that was available to me and had to create grids to compare potential vendors.  I would spend a ridiculous amount of time obsessing over the process of hiring the perfect vendor for our wedding.  

Exhibit B - the worst thing ever is deciding what to order when we are out at a restaurant.  I'll get myself down to two options.  At that point, I'll either have the waiter decide for me or I'll ask Geoff what he thinks I should get.  I usually go with the opposite of what Geoff suggests.  He rolls his eyes at me every time.  :)

Since last April when I started Cheyenne Schultz Photography, my business has blown up.  So much that it has become incredibly difficult for me to balance my full-time job and my photography.  For the past few months I have been struggling with the decision to leave behind my master's degree in Higher Education Administration and my love of working with college students to plunge myself into my business exclusively.  Well, it was time for me to apply the quote above to my life.  I feel that everything is leading me to pursue photography full-time.  So, I've decided to leave the comfort of a salary paid job and to trust that God will take care of me.  I'm more than determined and ecstatic to be moving into this new direction and I can't wait to see what's to come!

I'll be at Davidson until mid-June.  Now, if I can just make it through the next couple of months!  Here's my schedule between now and then:

Friday - March 28: Maryann and Ed's Wedding in Edisto Beach, South Carolina
Saturday - March 29: Jesse and Brandon Engagement Session
Sunday - March 30: Baby McGinn Newborn Session

Saturday - April 5: Colleen and Alan's Wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina
Sunday - April 6: Rachelle and Amber's Bridal Portrait Session
Saturday - April 12: 2nd Shooting for Shara Lana Photography in Charleston, South Carolina
Sunday - April 13: Joy and Matt Engagement Session
Sunday - April 20: 2nd Shooting for Lauren Wright Photography in Flat Rock, North Carolina
Saturday - April 26: Jesse and Brandon's Wedding in Columbia, South Carolina

Saturday - May 3: Rachelle and DJ's Wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina
Saturday - May 17: Mary and Niall's Wedding in Cat Cay, Bahamas
Sunday - May 25: 2nd Shooting for Kristen Leigh Photography in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunday - June 8: Joy and Matt's Wedding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Saturday - June 21: Cathi and Greg's Wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday - June 28: Clint and Annye's Wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina

So, as you can see, there is much more blogging to come!

Again, just to make sure I don't blog without at least one photo, here is a shot of me looking quite fabulous in Vegas.  Shannon Smith of 831 Photography snapped this shot of me with my Shootsac getting a ceiling shot in front of a hotel.  



Christy Bear Photography said...

Congratulations!!! This is HUGE and I'm so excited for you :)))) You will be great (you already are) and now you will get to pursue your passion full time! YAY YAY YAY!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you - Congratulations!!
Love you!
xoxo, Jackie

Anonymous said...

Wow Cheyenne! We are so incredibly proud of you! We follow your blog and are continually astounded by your god-given talent. Best of luck in your new venture!
Ashley & Nick Katz

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! I have your site saved as a favorite so I can constantly be awed by your talent ;) I was so excited to read today about your big decision!! I have no doubt you will succeed in this, and that God will guide you each step of the way! Good luck with that busy schedule, and congrats!! See you soon!
-Erin Henry

SJB Weddings & Events said...

Cheyenne! That is great! I can't say I'm surprised. When I met you I knew you'd be doing this full time really soon! I think it's wonderful!!! Congrats.

Catalina said...

Congrats Cheyenne! What a huge step!

MattDJ said...

So awesome Cheyenne!! You are inspiring. Many blessings to your and your husband this year!!!