I am so so loving this photography journey I am on. I feel so fortunate to be able to exercise my creativity in a way people appreciate and love. Over the last couple of years my style has been evolving and I thank ya all for stickin' with me through that! I've never been and don't want to be a traditional photographer. I don't have a studio, I don't use a tri-pod and rarely use a flash or external lighting. None of these things are wrong to use. I honestly, just don't want to mess with them. During a session, we are gonna go into the weeds, we're gonna go in the very middle of a field, you aren't going to see any fresh cut grass in my photos (don't worry I'm a good path maker, I'll wear my boots). I like the challenge of getting my shots using only natural light and I'm not afraid of shadows. Its just you me and the camera -- and drinks if you feel like it!
I've said it before, but the photography market is over saturated. I feel like to make it, you have to be catching someone's eye somehow. I love being trendy and keeping up with what's in style, but there comes a point when the work your putting out has to be classic. My preferences and the looks I go for come through in my photos. That might be little too raw or artsy, but I'm okay with that. Overall, I have experienced such camaraderie from my fellow photographers! So thankful for that. It's all about companionship anyway, not competition.
I've been asked a lot lately if and when I am doing mini-sessions, so here goes. Not gonna. I promise it's not because I think they are wrong or dumb, I love seeing mini session photos pop up on my news feed! I think it's a great concept, it's just not for me. I'm gonna leave them to the mini session pros! One of the things that drives my creativity is changing up locations. If I have to repeat a location you can bet we will be hoofing it a ways into the timber/field/brush - whatever. I want your photos to reflect you, your family, and your life. That's my goal. The greatest compliment I get is a text the next day saying - Can we book another session? My husband said it actually wasn't that bad! To me that's mission accomplished.