I had a beautiful little girl come in for her 1st bday pics, and her mom wanted the cake smash session. I loved everything about it, especially her reaction! It’s so much fun for me to be part of these milestones, and even better to provide beautiful photos documenting these times! I sometimes worry that I wont be creative enough, and I find that all I have to do is sit back and let it be what it will be. Sometimes the client already has an idea of what she want’s, and my job is to add my touch into her vision. I am loving every bit if this, and I can’t imagine not doing it! There is so much satisfaction in knowing that something that I was a part of brings so much happiness to people. I love it!
Archives for May 2013
In the past few months I feel as if I am growing into who I want to become in photography. I am learning, and it’s so exciting to see my vision develop into real obtainable images that are no longer just in my head! I have a long way to go still, but just the process of getting there is so satisfying. I am so blessed to have people around me that are so supportive, and encouraging. I have no idea where this is going to go but Im thankful that I am not alone for the ride.
I am in love with babies! I had four of my own, and It’s so sad how quickly they grow out of the baby stage. I think secretly that might be the reason why I would love to be a full-time newborn photographer! I love that I can capture them in all their newness. I love to see the parents faces as they are falling in love with their baby. It’s such a quick stage, and they change overnight. It’s so important to get your babies photos taken as quickly as possible, and even more important to get them done right by a skilled photographer. The last thing you want is to have photos that are really blurred or dark. These are moments you can’t get back! I love the very natural & organic look. What that means is I want to capture real photos of babies, and not so much the posed look. I want to be able to portray the bond the parents have with this baby, and be in their space. Whatever style you prefer just remember to cherish these precious photos because time passes way to fast.
It’s so tempting to see what others in your field are doing. In photography there is the same temptation…trust me I know. However I had to ask myself very early on in my journey “how is this being my unique self”. Watching what others are doing is self sabotaging! It does nothing for your business, and nothing for your confidence. Why try to compare or duplicate what others do, when the reason your clients hire you is because they fell in love with YOUR work otherwise they would hire Joe photographer down the street. When it comes to your confidence all you’re doing is constant comparing, and questioning your style. Photography is art & how you see your art. It starts the moment you frame it in your camera and press the shutter. The way you see it, and the way you edit it says everything about your work & vision. To try to replicate what others do would be selling yourself short. I think being inspired by someone else’s work is a whole other thing. I am inspired by many photographers work. They make me want to work harder, and come out of the box I sometimes put myself in. I can appreciate beautiful work and walk away with a sense of appreciation, and no longer a feeling of self-doubt. If your still feeling insecure or stuck then maybe it’s to reevaluate what about your work you need to improve, and work on that specific thing. For me it’s sharpness or the lack of it. I get so frustrated when I don’t get tack sharp shots. It’s a learning process, and it’s what I’m working on to take it to the next level. Don’t be discouraged, you are doing something you love and when you focus on you and your style the rest will fall into place.