Telling your stories through my photography has been a delight and quite a great learning experience, for me as a person! I would love to share a little of what I have learned. Thank you so much for walking with me on this journey, through the ups and downs. I hope we will continue to walk forever for years to come and that I can continue to learn from you!
Confidence – When I did this wonderful family session, and photographed these beautiful young ladies, I knew I had the skills to capture them well, but I was really hesitant in my style and direction for the sessions. They were all so gracious and gave such positive feedback! Thankfully, after over 50 sessions in the past year, my style popped out and I learned what works and what doesn’t as far as posing, locations, and what to wear.
Organization – I didn’t have a very good editing or paperwork process, and I was all over the map. Editing took forever, and I never quite knew what to say in emails. (Sorry if I ramble! Still working on that…) It was such a relief when I finally noticed that I’m saying the same things when explaining the process and have been able to streamline the wording.
Style – Every photographer has their own “style” — look and feel to their photos. I didn’t know what mine was when I started. I just took photographs that looked good. After doing session after session after session, I noticed that the colors were coming out rich and vibrant, and everyone was very natural and comfortable in the outdoor settings we used. When that became obvious, I started focusing on that in my whole process. What a change! In conjunction with the organization, I loved seeing my whole process take on a natural and personal feel. That’s who I am, and it made me happy to see it as part of my art. (You can check out some of my favorites on my Portfolio page, or everything I’ve ever photographed on my Client Galleries page!
Passion – There were some ups and downs here… when business was really slow (no clients for 6 months) I found myself wondering if I was even doing the right thing. Can you imagine my delight when things started going again and I had the busiest next 6 months of my life?! I learned to love photography again. In my disappointment and discouragement I had stopped taking my camera anywhere because I thought, “What’s the point?” Thanks to all of you, I learned that I truly enjoy this! At least, the photography part… sometimes the business end with paperwork and taxes is less than idea. 😉
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What are some lessons YOU’VE been learning lately?