When did you start your Etsy shop?January 2012
What is the story behind your business name?I wanted the name of my shop to reflect who I was. I look at my life as a journey. I have been through four job lay offs and moved multiple times. None of these things were easy. But through each trial God opened a door somewhere else . .He moved me on down the road and I bravely stepped out and continued on because I knew what God had ahead for me was good. Even through the rough times . .you never know what you may find in the road ahead. Road Ahead Photos was born eight months after my school closed and I once again found myself without a job. It gave me a chance to focus on my photography . .which I dearly love, and gave me a creative outlet as I once again stepped out in faith to travel down that road . . .
What do you sell?I am a photographer and I currently sell my matted photos in 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes. I also sell photo cards, Artist Trading Cards and a wide variety of handmade photo products such as journals and wooden photo boxes. I also do custom order photos on canvas.
How did you get into your craft?I have loved photography since I was old enough to hold a camera! I have spent much of my life working in Christian camping or teaching in a classroom and I was always snapping photos of everything . . . I wanted to be able to look back on my memories. My major in college was in English but I took so many photography classes as electives that I almost had a minor in it ;) I also taught dark room photography classes at camp for many years and my camera soon became a part of me . . .
Anything else you would like to share?I currently live in New Mexico and love exploring the desert and taking pictures of the Southwest architecture but I am also a Southern California girl born and raised . . . .so I also have a special love for the ocean. I love taking landscape photos and could spend all day at classic car shows taking unusual angle shots of classic cars.
My shop verse is this . .
Jeremiah 29:11 "for I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
These are the words I hold on to each day. For even when things get so out of control and we wonder if we can make it another day . . .we need to hold on to the fact that God's plan is ALWAYS perfect and despite the current boulders on our path, God has a wonderful future in store for us!