We had a good run…

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After 3 years of doing something that I poured a lot of myself into, I’m saying goodbye. There’s definitely been plenty of thought and consideration put into my decision to leave The Country Sip, but after all that, I feel like the time is right for several reasons. I know many people may not even know who I am or care that I’m leaving, but this is letter is mostly just to say thank you to those of you who do. To everyone who has left comments, liked, shared, retweeted, tagged artists or anything else as a way of supporting my photography and writing at The Country Sip, thank you. 

This site was created as a forum for that and 2 years ago, I moved to TN to pursue it further. There were other reasons, of course, but music photography was and is my biggest passion. I am grateful that you guys gave me an outlet for that and that you enjoyed it, as well. I’ve had some amazing opportunities because of this site, met people I wouldn’t have otherwise, and seen my work recognized, which has been absolutely rewarding. 
 
That being said, I think there comes a time when you know you need to move on, and now is that time for me. I have no intent of disappearing. Like I said, I moved to TN to pursue a career in music photography and I don’t have any plans to give that up. The country music community is one of the most welcoming and tight-knit out there, and I look forward to building on the connections I have made while pursuing new ones.
 
If it were up to me, I’d be shooting a live show every night of the week – there is truly nothing that I enjoy more. For anyone reading this far, know that I mean that. Artists, publicists, managers or anyone else looking for a photographer who is passionate about what they do – I’m your girl. For anyone wishing to get in touch (or stay in touch), please feel free to visit my website or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (vstormphoto80).
 
The past 3 years since starting the site has meant lots of late nights, tired days, traveling and more but you guys have made it feel worth it. The Country Sip started from nothing and grew to what it is today because of those things and for that, I’m incredibly proud. See you guys at the next show…
 
Vanessa

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