I HAVE BAD HABITS.
One of them has been to start, delete, and then restart this very same blog no less than three times.
But this time around is different. Really. I’m serious. Go ahead and laugh, but at least keep reading.
This upcoming summer will mark the fifth season of weddings that I have photographed. And, to be frank, I never expected to pursue this or even love what I do. While I greatly enjoyed taking photos as a kid on our many family vacations, during my first years of university, however, shooting weddings simply became a way to make some extra money. (If you were also working at Staples like I was, you would have likewise jumped at the chance to generate alternative income. I assure you). This past year, though, things genuinely shifted. Perhaps starting graduate studies in English has caused me to long for practicality. But, even more so, I think I simply realized how fortunate I really am. I get to work for myself, document monumental ocassions in a format I love, network with lovely individuals. My job allows me to use my creativity. I want to hold on to all of these gifts and continue working at photography, whole-heartedly, in the present and future.
The purpose of this blog is two-fold. First of all, I want to become a better business woman (something I have been lack-lustre at in the past), and this blog will obviously assist in showcasing my recent work. Secondly, I find inspiration around me all of the time, but often lack a platform from which to share those findings. Therefore, this will also be a personal page. I hope you can forgive me for mixing business with pleasure.
I begin my second semester on Monday. Of course that means I’ve begun to madly work on procrastinated projects. One of those is a new website. I have disliked my old interface for no less than two years now, so it’s high time for a change. (I’ve posted a small screenshot of the new site below). I should have it up and running in a few days and will certainly create a post to commemorate its beginning.
This week, just for fun, I’ll also create an entry with my top album choices of the year. (That’s some of the pleasure part I was mentioning).
Thanks to everyone for the continuous, and at times, overwhelmingly generous, feedback. It’s appreciated more than I could ever properly convey.
Determined and grateful,