The #feelgoodblogging Challenge
Day 2 of the FeelGoodBlogging Challenge and today's post is all about sharing my story of why I do what I do and why I'm so passionate about what I do.
So just to be clear - what do I do? I consider myself a lifestyle portrait photographer. I take photos of people and turn them into precious images to be enjoyed, shared and cherished. For me it's that simple.
I call it 'lifestyle' photography because I generally tell stories about lives with my images and I love the natural aspect of this kind of portraiture. A snapshot in time of a family, the story of new life with maternity and newborn portraits, the beautiful love shared in engagement shoots and on wedding days and so much more. Everybody's story is beautiful and unique.
But there's one other thing I do. And that's technology. I love technology. Computers, the internet and photoshop have never caused me fear. I feel as comfortable with Photoshop as I do on a winters night tucked up in my polarfleece onesie and bunny slippers in front of the crackling fire (just kidding...I don't have bunny slippers!). But in all seriousness I think being tech-saavy has given me huge advantages with what I do. It's made that side of my business work really easily and I enjoy that aspect greatly. And I think maybe with time this area of my business will grow.
If you can't tell by now, let me just say it - I AM DEEPLY PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT I DO!!!
Why? That's not so simple to explain. Words can't really explain how much joy I get in creating photos I'm proud of or how much I love meeting new people and capturing their story. It's so pleasing setting up a session and getting the results I dreamed about in my mind, so heart-warming when client's see their images for the first time and so exciting when orders for prints and products arrive in the mail.
Being a photographer makes me nervous most of the time but it's also one of the most rewarding things I've ever done.
It's the outlet for my creativeness & its good for my soul.
The more & more I think to my future the more I believe its entrepreneurial. Whether I'll ever be a full-time photographer remains to be seen but when you're thinking about photography every single day, most hours of the day - you know you've got it bad right?! It's part of who I am now.
PS: Check out this fabulous canvas that arrived for the studio today!!!
That's my lens cap beside it to show how beautifully big this artwork is ;) xx