I’ve been trying to decide what to do with this space. The photography industry seems to set these standards; if you don’t do what everyone else does you just aren’t cool. And, as many of you know, I don’t fit too nicely in little boxes. I’m supposed to blog every photo shoot. If I’d had time this year I would have loved to do that! But as the semester carried me away I got further and further behind (I fully intend on catching you up, I’m just saying…). Then I started feeling nostalgic for my self-portrait/journaling, but is this blog really the place to do that, I’ve been asking myself ‘do you guys even want to see that?’ And THEN I started feeling like I needed to open up my creative medium a little. I started considering what kind of creative design I could get into and where I would share that? The answer felt so complicated, so I just decided I’m going to update the blog and post everything here.
Granted, it’s probably not technically correct. A blog is an extension of your formal display of work. But if my work is all over the place, how can my clients know what to expect when they come visit this site? Oh the decisions. Quite frankly, I eat Pop Tarts with a Pepsi for breakfast so if I don’t have a blog that looks like everyone else I think I’d be okay with that. All that to say, the blog is going to be getting a bit of an updated look in the next few weeks. And it’s going to start containing some more personal projects of mine. I’ve also decided to try my hand in design so you may see some of those ideas pop up from time to time. If any of you have multiple facets to your business I’d love to hear how you have it organized.
Speaking of organized, I’ve been on a roll lately! To catch you up, I finished the semester about a week ago (Straight A’s SON!). I thought I might die since I was trying to close on our house (we’re loving it btw!), my husband traveling randomly, and all the while trying to grow a business. It’s been a challenge to say the least. I can finally get to my desk. This space feels so much better to write, it’s hard to explain. I felt like I couldn’t be me until I had a tiny little space of my own to quietly put down my thoughts. But with life being as hectic as it has been, any thoughts I had sounded something like: “paper, Pepsi, thesis-what’s a thesis, readings, graduation, tests, readings, quizzes, I’m behind!!!, Guard, travel, car, Maverick, house, I’m behind!!!, husband-man I miss him, Pepsi, I miss Skyrim, where did I put that?, my battery isn’t working on the laptop anymore-why not?!, back to Charlotte-and it’s pouring the rain, paper, another paper, analysis, readings…” I think you get the idea. I haven’t had a solid, normal thought in, well until today. I’ve started organizing not only my office, but also my routine.
Maverick and I started our first day of running. I’ve been trying to get into my word every morning when I wake up. It’s been important to switch it up because before I would roll over, grab my phone and check Facebook. Let me tell you how toxic that was-I nearly deleted my account. I’ve decided that will be getting cleaned up too, but later. First, I have to finish the lovely Ian and Martha’s Wedding! I can’t wait to share their photos with you. I can say for the first time ever I felt at peace with shooting a wedding. I’ll tell you more about their amazing day soon.