I’ve discovered I’m horrible at this blogging thing. I remember like back in the day posting tons of images from sessions on a blog was totally a thing and I’m just not sure if it is anymore. Like I go back and forth from, should I post a session blog regularly? or is that just not a thing anymore?
I guess if you want to put your thoughts in the comments feel free to but I got on to type a blog for another reason. On to that.
A few days ago, I sat down with a good friend of mine and we caught up. LIfe’s been insane for us both so it was nice to wrap a session with a dear friend and just chat. Several months ago I shared with her my thoughts and frustrations about building a photography business (again). The marketing and social media strategies are a new beast this time round and getting your name and brand out there in a heavily saturated area can be a challenge. I felt like I was spinning my wheels and not getting what I was hoping for. I abandoned all my ideas and just did what made sense to me, my brand and my aesthetic.
Magically in letting go, I opened myself up to a whole new world of clients.
So as I’m sitting down recapping all of this to my friend it made me think back on the last year of sessions and it made me really happy. I may have not had as many bookings as I wanted but I had more sit down catch up conversations with clients. I may not be running from one end of the city to the other for appointments, but I’ve announced, met and watched some pretty cute kids growing up.
My clients aren’t just clients. Some of them are friends that have become clients, but some of them have been clients that have become friends. I love going to a session and celebrating with them the moments we are capturing. Clients that don’t just ask me to be an onlooker capturing a moment but invite me in to tell the story. I’ve got to hear some pretty cool stories about how couples met and fell in love. I’ve been a part of some surprise purposals, gender reveals and more. I’ve met the pets my clients love and been invited into homes to capture their daily lives. I get to work with clients as they build their brands and watch them chase their dreams. It’s kinda funny how when we forget about the things that we think aren’t working, we realize how much is working.
I’m so thankful for all the lives that I’ve gotten to be apart of and the ones that I’ve still yet to meet. It’s really been a dream. I’m so excited about what’s ahead and the new adventures, sessions and travels I hope to encounter but even more so I’m so excited to be be apart of so many of your families and I’m looking forward to what is in store for you and your families.
So here are some of the faces, families and friends that I’ve had the honor of photographing this year.