What this is all about.
I started out shooting self portraits, which then turned into photographing friends which led into photographing families. I specialized in shooting families, children, and newborns for the first couple of years of my business.
I connected with it instantly. It felt like it’s what I was supposed to do and although it still didn’t feel easy and my work wasn’t yet reflective of what I envisioned it to be, I knew it was what I wanted to pursue.
I had tried studying photography in school but wasn’t learning anything I wanted to. I can’t learn out of a text book. I can’t learn from some old uncle bob no one has ever heard of that I don’t connect with at all. I have to learn things on my own, doing things hands on, having things explained to me, making mistakes, fixing them, and reaching my goals.
So, I dropped out. It wasn’t the learning style for me. I knew there had to be a better way. I started reaching out to local photographers in my area to ask for guidance and mentoring in any big or small way I could get it.
Because that really, really freaking sucked. I could have been saved years of mistakes and mess ups so easily, but the “community over competition” movement was far from being a thing yet. So, I figured things out on my own. I worked hard, and now I’m to the point where I have a platform to share everything I know.
I PUT MY HEART INTO ALL OF THIS.
I feel the same way about this work as I do my photography. I go through ruts with it. I question whether or not it's any good at times. I'll lose sleep for weeks while working on everything I put out to make it perfect. What makes it all worth the emotional roller coaster is how much these little nuggets of info can help people's businesses and passions in ways I never would have though. That's what I do this for.
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