Well – I finally did it - got myself one of these ‘blogs’ and I’m starting ‘to blog’. Everyone is doing it – It just takes me a little longer I guess. Up until this post, this blog has basically been a photographic summary of the latter half of 2010, some client work, my art (both photography and mixed media) and my family.
Ever since I stared this journey, it has been constant studying, shooting, practicing, non stop studying (didn’t I just say that?), and I’m still studying. I don’t think any photographer could in a clear head and heart can say that they ‘know’ it all – even the masters. Trends are constantly changing, new technology and coming up with new inspiration. I get all giddy when I learn a new photoshop trick or get a hold of an awesome lens. Most moms becoming photographers are like that. We’ve become weird. Our friends don’t understand us, (unless they are a photographer of course). Why spend so much time on the computer editing photos and spending so much money on lenses, computers, software, more software, etc.? Don’t know. I just LOVE it!
I soooo wish I didn’t have to do it as a business. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE what I do – just wish I didn’t have to always charge for it. There certainly is a price for me to keep going, and if there are people out there willing to pay me, God willing, I will keep going. If all of a sudden my husband gets the promotion of a lifetime, or we win the lottery, I promise – FREE sessions for all of my clients!
One thing I have not focused on, at all, was marketing. I got into photography to document my children. I fell in love and started creating art while not only documenting my own children, but other children and their families as well. Then, I became very fortunate that people wanted to actually pay me to create photographic art pieces for their families. Then more and more business came in from referrals and repeat clients. I did very little marketing – I have a website and participate on a few social media sites, but that’s about all. I actually just ordered some business cards! Now that’s just silly!
So – here’s my blog. Simple. I like it, however I’m sure it will be tweaked. I’ll just sit here and listen to the crickets until someone decides to actually post a comment. That will MAKE MY DAY!!! (hint, hint)
Here’s a few of my own from 2010. My loves, the reason I started this photography deal in the first place.