Model Citizen Photography | Hayley Walmsley | Holy Cow I think She's Gunna Make It

Gabrielle on a recent portrait shoot for the Beauty at any age project.

Gabrielle on a recent portrait shoot for the Beauty at any age project.

Who doesn't love a good meatloaf quote right! I woke up this morning, and I had to get ready for school, something that can be quite difficult on the best of days.  School has been somewhat of a mixed blessing for me, I love going, I love creating things, and yet at the same time, time itself is a limited commodity and I fear I am rushing towards my doom without having accomplished my dreams yet.

It's not even about time management really, just having a heavy workload for both school and work, because, you know, working is what puts food on the table and a house over ones head. But I woke up this morning in a surprisingly chipper mood and realised I've made it past the halfway mark, over the hump...i'm on the downward coast baby! WOOOOO

I just love this image of Gabrielle in black and white.

I just love this image of Gabrielle in black and white.

Of course, I still have another year to go after this one, and then there is grad school (If I choose to go there), so where is my issue?  Honestly, I miss my work,  and the budget is much heavier than if I were just working, I had hoped to have a studio up and running at some stage soon, like in the next couple of years, rather than working from home, and school and anywhere else I can get a couple of minutes in, and the real kicker was I was on par to do so.


Still, I'm excited,  we are holding an exhibition at the end of the year which is fun.  I don't know how I feel about my work, honestly, it's not anything I would rate within this commercial practice, and I have had to change a lot to be able to get good marks. But eh, the piece of paper matters, the piece of paper will make it worth it, and I will finally have accomplished something I've felt bad about not finishing since high school.

So, HI! I'm Hayley Walmsley, I am a professional photographer, and I think I'm going to make it out of Art School.

What is something you've had to do but been unsure on to get where you wanted to? Let me know in the comments!