“The unknown is where we come alive. Set ablaze your own trail.”  Danielle Doby

first blog post

Hello from Arizona! This is quite special- my first blog post for Navyflower Portraits. I’ve been terrified to start it…procrastinated forever. But here I am! I’ll look back at this in a few years and hopefully see my progress and growth in my writing, in the business, and in my photography.

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive in my journey.  My husband Wes and I started Navyflower Portraits (was first named DHerrera Photography) on 11/2016, and currently in the grand opening phase. We obtained our local business license with the City of Gilbert, and trademarked our logo with the State of Arizona, so we are official! I’ve been working my butt off these past 2 months. I’ve worked until 4 AM on many nights, drank bottomless coffee to stay awake editing, writing photography contracts, and setting up my website. I called Bluehost so many times, WordPress guy and I started a fling talking about FTPs, PHP, and Jetpacking! LOL just kidding! I had to be nice so I can get my website up and running. The blood, sweat, and tears is all worth it. I’m having me a little piece of that American dream. I’m going forward, fear and all. Breathing life into this little business of ours is something I can’t describe. I feel excited and scared at the same time. I feel proud. And I feel alive!

I have a lot of ideas dancing in my brain. This journal is like a little window into my head. I hope to share and inspire you through my photographic and business pursuit. I’m very excited to share my visions and all my quirks.

Thank you for checking out my first blog entry, and please check back frequently for more updates!

Dee x


first blog post
Always a camera in hand


  1. Nora Stratton February 11, 2017 at 5:29 PM - Reply

    Awesome, no doubt you’ll do great. You and Wes are perfect couple, and perfect business partner. Glad you’re sharing your new venture. Hope to see more. xoxo

  2. Allie February 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM - Reply

    Congratulations, Dee! Blogging is hard work but I really find it to be worth it, both to find new clients and to motivate myself to always grow creatively. Best wishes in your new business!

  3. Emilyanne February 20, 2017 at 1:51 PM - Reply

    Congratulations on beginning this journey and I cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store for you!

  4. Alissa February 20, 2017 at 1:51 PM - Reply

    Congrats on our new blog and your new journey!

  5. jiyeon February 20, 2017 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    congratulations on your first post! you will do well! plus you have all the beautiful places to take photos + blog in beautiful arizona! 🙂

  6. Sara Normand February 20, 2017 at 6:39 PM - Reply

    Congrats! I started my blog one month ago. Scary but fun journey!!

  7. Emily Moore February 20, 2017 at 8:28 PM - Reply

    Best of luck as you get your business all set up! I can’t wait to see more!

  8. Lexie February 20, 2017 at 9:42 PM - Reply

    Congratulations! This is such an exciting time!! Best wishes on this new and exciting adventure!

  9. Valerie February 20, 2017 at 9:50 PM - Reply

    I can’t wait to see where this takes you!!

  10. Courtney February 21, 2017 at 8:12 AM - Reply

    Congrats! Such an exciting time in life!

  11. Aida February 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM - Reply

    It is always important to start. Good for you and keep on going:)

  12. Lynn Marie February 21, 2017 at 9:57 AM - Reply

    Congrats on your first blog post! It’s hard at first but once you get going, it’s actually a lot of fun! Good job!

  13. Jess February 21, 2017 at 11:04 AM - Reply

    Congratulations on your first blog post!! I think it is a game changer.

  14. Harmony February 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    Congrats to this is a huge step! I remember posting my first blog post as well! Very exciting!

  15. Tiara February 21, 2017 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Congratulations on your first blog post! Isn’t it exciting? I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you 🙂

  16. Melissa Johnson February 21, 2017 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    Congrats on your first post! I’m excited to see more!

  17. Alekandra February 21, 2017 at 6:59 PM - Reply

    Good luck on blogging your upcoming sessions.

  18. Ana February 21, 2017 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    Congratulations for your first blog post! It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to live your dreams! You go gal!

  19. dherreraphotography February 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM - Reply

    Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all your kind words and support! This business is hard, but it’s my dream so I will work hard to make it come true!

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