I have always found it interesting those that choose to have that over the top fancy photography session done, I have often wondered how many of those sessions actually lead to the client really building a great relationship on a "family like level" with their photographer? As a photographer I suppose I feel that this is where the line is drawn between a passion/love for the business and results versus the results driven business ( making money $$$). Now don't get me wrong, Yes, I want to make money for something I am passionate about that I freelance in a business fashion but I also need to be able to match your vision. I took in some personal perspective on this topic after looking back over type of photography I was nervous to start shooting - Newborns.
There is so much that goes into newborn photography that most wouldn't think of such as ; the time schedule for mom & baby, the outfits, the positions, feeding time, temperature of the space/room, equipment, emotional state ( of the baby), Props for the baby to be positioned in, lighting and well the list goes on but I am sure you get it. Taking in to account the newborn sessions I have done and some sessions that I have seen others post images from their lavish sessions with their type of photographer. But the client/ photographer relationship is what I have always appreciated the most about this passion I chase after and make a reality. However the realization that my clients really are where my story begins is the best part, I cannot express how much I appreciate that and the opportunity that they provide for growth in my work but also in their personal lives....
Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest creations to have graced this earth and I could not be more thankful that I still get to watch these kids grow. Its one thing to just be a photographer, but another to feel like you really are apart of something much larger than freeze framing a moment in time.
Now we cannot forget the French Family!
Oh where to start with Jimmy and April - these two are the best couple as a husband and wife team - not mention killing it in the parenting department! This wonderful couple have two of the sweetest and wonderful children that god has blessed them - Oliver and Isabelle are proof that love really is a beautiful thing.
Alright-Alright, enough of the mushy talk - the real message here is that I LOVE my clients and the experiences that I have been able to gain as a photographer to help myself to grow are just results of the same growth I get to witness with these wonderful long term clients.
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There has been so much that has happened in this first month of 2018....
I am excited for Brittaney and T.J to share their photos with everyone as they so choose!! They shared an incredible day together and this is only the start of their journey as Mr. and Mrs., however here is a little snapshot into the day they had with those they love. Once again I am so happy for you both and wish you all the best for many years to come!
Now that I am really getting a chance to see the year wind down and reflect on what I have done and accomplished, I must say I am pretty impressed myself. I cannot believe the opportunities that I had along with the wonderful people that I was able to work with and for.
I was able to partner with a small venue in Mesa, Arizona as a preferred photographer.
I have been able to start into photographer challenges that have helped my skill set to grow, along with my learning scope. Not to mention I now have a small fan club, which is pretty awesome as I want to invite those who do not currently follow to add me so you can follow my adventures.
I wanted to share a little bit of what 2017 looked like, I know that when you see results, its amazing how your perspective on all the work, time and passion you poured into making your dreams a reality is incredible. I cannot believe how far I have come, the things I have learned along the way but most importantly those who stay through the high and lows. Those who take time to understand the struggle of the start up, building, networking, marketing, branding and somewhere in the mix not losing yourself. I'm pretty excited about what I have in store for 2018 already. Thank you again to all that have given amazing support, I am truly blessed to have such a great fan base.
I cannot even begin to explain how busy I have been this year with sessions, but I cannot say thank you enough to those who use myself as their photographer. It truly serves as an honor to take photos of for friends, family and clients who are referred to me! As the 2017 is coming to a close I want to spend this last month of December celebrating my growth, my clients and getting ready for the new year coming.
Check out some of the sessions from this year! Please continue to help me grow by liking my facebook page, follow my on Instagram and check out more on my site!
As a photographer, Id have to say that when you are contacted by a prior employer just because they would like to book a photo shoot with you; the emotions that overwhelm you in that moment are pretty memorable. I was shocked, happy, excited beyond belief and to be honest, a little nervous. I felt honored that a company I did marketing work for years prior, took time to contact me and ask if I wouldn't mind doing a photoshoot for their company. However I had never done a photography shoot of this nature before, although I am well comfortable with my talent I was just unsure I would meet the expectations of a commercial shoot.
I am pleased to say that I really had no reason to be nervous at all. I was contacted by the company president and he expressed how pleased he was that they went with myself as their photographer. Not only did he give kind words, he also provided new clients! This just goes to show that I love what I do and anything I put my mind, creativity and lens to will produce nothing but success in the end.
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The fall season is here and finally its the time of year that I am beyond crazy busy because I get to do more of what I love! Even though there are some days that are just so chaotic when I finally get to sit down and watch the growth of happiness that comes from others just looking at my photography, Ill tell ya, it has to be the most rewarding feeling in the world.
My Sunday was spent with the cutest little guy to celebrate his first birthday! Not only was his cake super cute, but the photos that we captured during this wild and crazy beautiful mess were fantastic. I am excited to share more "sneak peeks" on my social media outlets and soon available on the site.
Check out more on this session and other sessions "sneak peeks" on my social media links. Keep an eye out for the Next Holiday offer coming up for November!