"I was completely overwhelmed and honestly super insecure. I was learning about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO through YouTube videos, experimentation and online photography forums. But to sift through ALL of that information to find the stuff that was truly helpful and appropriate for my level was beyond daunting. I played around with my camera, and I “kind of” knew how to use it, but I never really sat down and dedicated time to learning. I was scared and making up excuses. I wasn’t comfortable with manual mode at all. I was shooting mostly JPEG in automatic mode, and using presets to make up for my lack of skill and knowledge. It took me FOREVER to edit the images. I had this dream that I so badly wanted to pursue, but I felt that with each passing day, there was just too much. Some people would say one thing, others would say something else. I didn't know what information to trust. I was met with extreme judgement when asking some questions in forums. I never lost my determination, but boy, I was lost. I felt like it would be YEARS before I was ready to call myself a photographer. YEARS before I could actually pursue photography fully. I had a lot of self doubt. I left a job to pursue this, and oftentimes doubted that I made the right choice… that I was good enough to do this. Then, I learned Amy and Jordan’s shooting and editing system. I felt encouraged, enriched and more confident. I knew it would be a process. I knew it would take time. But, unlike before, I felt okay about it. And, more importantly, I believed in myself again. I still had insecurities, but now, I had the tools and knowledge to combat those head on. They basically took YEARS away from trial and error learning, and allowed me focus on shooting well from the beginning. I still have much to learn, but they gave me the courage and the information I needed (and more) to get my business started and be able to love and serve my clients well from the start."