Do you remember dating someone new, and you try to be whoever you THINK they want you to be? How scary is it to just be YOU? I think we have all been in a situation where we were afraid of being dumped. When I was in my late 20s, something happened to me. I became more confident in who I am as a human being. “Love me or leave me.”….that was my motto. I knew who I was, and I was tired of pretending.
So here I am today, ready to bare it all (it’s taken me 1 year to get the guts to actually post this). Last year I went to a photography workshop that truly changed the way I run my little business. The instructor asked “Why” I shoot the way I do. She asked me “what is my purple cow?” Her work inspired me. Her WORDS inspired me. Her crazy antics with the kids inspired me. I had to know WHY I do what I do. Thank you Diana for teaching me to be BRAVE enough to shoot the way I LOVE to shoot. In the whole process, clients have found me that love my style. No more pretending. This is me. This is who I am.
My main business is my 8 and 6 year old, but please, tell me I’m not alone when I say that I needed a creative outlet. I’ve had a job since I was 14 years old and was a business owner since I was 27. I love being busy…I love wearing many hats….wife, mother, teacher helper, driver, housecleaner (kind of), chef, tutor, photographer….did I miss anything? Anyways, I did hair for 15 years and I LOVED turning you around in that mirror and seeing that smile. Seeing the happy client feel amazing with her (or his) new “do”. The process was a huge part of it. Spending 1-2 hours with you and having an awesome conversation and laughing out loud (maybe a little too loudly) and having our own little party. I realized I want that for my photography business too. I want you to have fun while you are with me. I want you to look at your images and say “Dang I look good!”. I want you to look at those images 5, 10, 15 years from now and remember how you felt, the sound of the kids laughter, the smell of your toddler’s hair (whether it’s good or bad). Hire me because you want a fun session where you get to jump in the ocean in jeans, let your kids jump off rocks, hear me make fart noises to get the kids to laugh (yes, I went there).
Oh my goodness. I look at this page and think “I don’t write this much on my blog – like, EVER.” I’m all about the images, hoping you see my soul through them. Hopefully you see my soul now, and see what my little business is all about…I’m just a girl who wants to have fun in life and make you feel good in the process. Who’s with me?