Wednesday

Welcome to Eden!

Don't you love Carolin Vesely's writing?!! "...the North End business was created to be a photographic Eden of solely feminine energy" She's got punch!

For those of you just hearing about us for the first time, welcome! We are so happy to be spreading the news of what we do at Eve Studios and we're glad you've come to learn more. As you've read, Eve Studios was created by my husband and I in order to capture women's beauty and build their self-esteem. It has been so fun to do a business with such a narrow focus...just to be known for one thing (and be really good at it...I can say that without bragging because it's my husband who is responsible for what our clients experience). We've always loved being creative and taking risks and being a bit "on the edge". Well, I guess it rubbed off on me...I started our marriage almost thirteen years ago on the more conservative side. But although Rodney has been the visionary, I have been the one to encourage him to make the leap from paramedic to photographer, and from employee back to entrepreneur. Maybe it rubbed off too much!

Rodney has always loved photography, but never really started taking it seriously until he began to burn out from youth ministry. I told him he needed a hobby. And he taught himself the guitar and started studying photography. But it was photography that became his passion...the kind of thing you just can't get away from. And he has pursued it ever since.

I have a musical background and did a bit of computer business training after we were married (university just wasn't doing it for me). Worked a couple of years and then became a full-time mom. I love doing that. I could be happy doing just that. But it turns out that I came up with this business idea and over the past year we've been in business, I've undergone such a transformation myself, that one of my friends told me I've been "Eve'd". It started with a few cold calls for prizes for our Grand Opening, moved to press releases, brochure design, and then networking and becoming a part of a breakfast business group of amazing women...and soon becoming a major spokesperson for what we do. It's amazing how I've grown in confidence and competence over the year, as I've been part of our business.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just read about the Eve photography in the Wpg Free Press, and came on-line to check out the work. I was so happy with what I saw. It's so rare to see beautiful real pictures of women's bodies (not objectified and airbrushed crap), and the shots brought tears to my eyes. And the fact that you're both Mennonites ... wow. I'm Mennonite, too, and can't imagine the pressure you must face against your work. I hope that everyone can see these stunning pictures for what they are: celebrations of wholeness and beauty - perfect creation. Thanks so much.

Sonya said...

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. It is sometimes challenging to do this work, and so encouragement like this is always such an extra lift. Thanks again...

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Sonya said...

Our first spam comment I think...we may be adding the word verification step soon...