It probably all started when I was a toddler. I was always coloring, drawing, painting, and creating. My father picked up a plastic green briefcase that I loaded with paper, markers, colored pencils, and crayons. I carried it everywhere. I knew I was going to be an artist and businesswoman when I was older.
“They,” say sometimes things take time. Thankfully I have not disappointed that little girl I once was. Through preservation, determination, and resilience, I am the owner and photographer of Joslyn Crowl Photography.
A little history of the woman behind the camera. Made of fire, because she has walked through it. I will give you the short version as I am saving the long version for the book I am writing. I was 12 when I started “not feeling well”, and it never stopped, I was 25 when I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis, at a childless 30 when I had a hysterotomy. It kept me from living my life for a very long time, I have a lot of catching up to do now!
I had started taking photos when I was 17, in fact; I took 9 rolls of film to 1 week of church camp and they were gone in 4 days. I went to college for graphic design and that is where I learned about photo editing. After graduation, I searched for jobs in the field but oftentimes I held myself back, having dyslexia I was my own ball of fear. I took jobs that never felt fulfilling, even working in several photography studios, but they weren’t my own.
I decided I wanted a photography business in 2008.
As things were going well for my business, my health was not. In 2012 I set my camera down for a year until I was healthy again. After my hysterectomy. 9 months later, I went full time with my photography business!
It has now been 6 years. I have spent 1000’s of hours emerged in my business, I have been preparing myself since I was a little girl with that green briefcase so my clients can have the best photographs they have ever seen of themselves.