I’ll be honest: I didn’t want to start a blog. I used to have one because, a million years ago, I was a wedding photographer and it was “absolutely essential” to have a blog in order to share current work. That was all well and good until, it seemed, the blogging world exploded and then EVERYONE had a blog and everything became a contest of numbers and popularity and blah blah blah. I began to hate my blog and, eventually, I just gave it up. It felt so inauthentic and middle school-ish and just, well, kinda gross.
But here I am again. My business has dramatically changed in the last decade and I feel much clearer about what I want, what I can offer and where I want to go from here. And, as much as I’ve tried to fight it, blogging keeps coming up as a way to accomplish a lot of that.
So, what is this blog going to be? A bunch of things.
Obviously, I am gonna share pretty pictures– both my own and other people’s. I am also going to talk about the business end of things: what I’ve learned, challenges I’ve faced and how I got over those obstacles. I’ll talk about props, the tips and tricks I use for my work, current works in progress, artists that inspire me and workshops I am offering. I’ll share some behind the scenes and, occasionally, a recipe.
Above all, though, I’ll be honest, I’ll be real, and I’ll be ME. Be forewarned- there will be swearing occasionally.
Lastly, you should know that I have a love-hate relationship with social media. There’s a lot of forced perfection out there and, in my opinion, the world needs more authenticity. That said, I am a photographer, supporting my family financially by working in a visual field, and social media is a part of that. So I am determined to find the balance between staying true to myself and my values, and using social media to it’s full advantage. Part of that advantage is finding more connection in the world and that’s never a bad thing.
I look forward to connecting with YOU.
Yay! I look forward to hearing more about your work! Ya blogs.