Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Into the future!

Many of you know me for my photography....but as of today....I am completely free to devote all of my time to photography. For the last 10 years I have worked my way from a front desk agent at a Days Inn to an Executive Committee Member for Starwood Hotels, working as the Director of Six Sigma based out of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. I have given my resignation, and today was my last day on the job.

I have managed to grow a business while continuing my employment with Starwood which has provided me some awesome opportunities. During my ten years I have worked for Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Amerisuites, Ramada, Sheraton, Marriott, Interstate, and Starwood. I have many dear friends in the hotel industry that have watched my love for photography....and have encouraged me to take the big leap when I was ready.

Well, today is the day!!!!! I will be devoting all of my time to photography...which will greatly help me to grow the business even more! I still have some consulting opportunities with hotels on the side...but my devotion will be to all of my wonderful clients, my wonderful team of Don, Michael, Leslie, Heath, Cameron, and Brady, and to my family. I'm very excited that I can pursue my dream on a full time basis....and I SINCERELY thank all of my former colleagues and friends for everything they have done for me over the last 10 years. You guys are the BEST and you will be missed.




Heath Orrell said...

First comment! w00t!!
Congratulations, Jason, on taking the first step to achieving your dream.

And thank you so much for letting me be a part of it!


AmbiancePhotography said...

For once... I second everything Heath said! are only going to grow more and more successful with this decision! As Heath said, Thanks for letting me be a part of it as well!!!!!

Jason Lanier said...

THANKS GUYS! Yesterday was so bittersweet for me as I was so excited to head into the future...but at the same time....looking back on what I had built for 10's a little rough to give it all up. But I rather say I lived my life pursuing my dreams rather than just talking about them.

Jinksee said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! :D You are brave to take that step, and I wish you the best of luck. Not that you need it because you're this amazingly cool photographer. :D

melissakoehlerphotography said...

Congrats! What a huge step. IT will be awesome for you!

Rebecca Tyler said...

Congrats! What an awesome adventure for you. :o) Your photography is will no doubt find success in this endeavor.