I've started this post so many times. Each time, it seemed more and more ridiculous. This day is finally here. I feel speechless, yet amazing, exhausted and just fired up! I feel like I. cannot. believe. this. is. actually. happening. Wait, I feel like dancing. ? IS that my little butterfly that was tattooed on me over 10 years ago? How did this little dream of mine come alive? I feel like I've changed, like my business has finally come into it's place in the world.
This feels like a breath of fresh air. Like this person I am on the inside finally has a space to play that truly reflects her. It's so incredibly scary putting myself out here for the world to have a glimpse into my heart and to who I truly am. But it also feels absolutely amazing.
Looky there - at all that pretty. The heart of Cassandra Dattoli Events. The unbelievable amount of support that I've received from family, friends, followers, strangers and my incredible clients has been overwhelming. It makes me incredibly excited for my future and the future of my little business.
Through this incredible journey, I've learned the importance of letting go of perfection and allowing the true me to shine through. My clients deserve that. They are so much more than just a plain white background. They are so much more than a thrown together logo.
I owe so much to so many people - first to my incredibly loving and supportive husband. JD you have shown me so much love and support these last months in every way a husband should. Every time I was near burn out or breakdown you were there. You brought me water, food, the camera, snacks, books, and rubbed my shoulders as I typed so I wouldn't have to leave my desk. You continue to tell me I'm beautiful even though I know you hate the blond hair I've recently changed to and the dark circles from my insomnia and the fact that I can't remember the last time I shaved my legs. You supported this rebrand not only with your time, help and patience but also financially even though you really don't understand the need or the why behind it. To you my old logo and website and business cards worked just fine. Yet, you supported this anyways. I really don't know how I got so dam lucky that you picked me, but I'm sure glad nearly 10 years ago you stopped to ask me if we had any classes together. It was not only the best day of my life - but it drastically altered it. This happy heart of mine is happy because you give me a safe home to live in and loving arms I can always count on. This happy place is simply because of you; I love you with every part of my heart.
To the spectacular and amazingly patient Becky over at RP Design; girlfriend this is it - you survived this crazy Greek and you rocked it for me. Not only did you listen to my thoughts and ideas but you turned them into amazing graphics that are a true reflection of my core. You have given me a new confidence in my brand - and my business. I will forever be grateful to you.
To the ladies behind the cameras of Doubleshot Artistry, thank you from the bottom of my heart for my new lovely photos and the insanely crazy funny yet beautiful you have worked so tirelessly on the last week. I cannot thank you enough for coming into my home and capturing all this for me. I can't wait to work with you girls again!!
Have you ever just had a happy cry? I totally just did! As Walt Disney says: to all who come to this happy place: Welcome!
Welcome to the new Cassandra Dattoli Events!!
Photography by the lovely ladies of Doubleshot Artistry