Yes, I have a lame stock template.
Yes, I have a blogspot.com domain.
But I have a camera and a dream/goal/plan.
I have written, deleted and re-written this first post about 6 times. I am shooting a wedding. Yes, someone actually asked me to shoot their wedding. After I picked my jaw up off the floor I texted her back "are you sure?" I shoot things like my kids, my dog and what I made for dinner. And none of it is particularly, overwhelmingly entrancing. Yes, I have cool shots of my boys, dumb stuff my dog does and some French toast I made. None of that makes me a wedding photographer.
I offered Lisa, who is my first Bride, a free engagement/family session. If she didn't like it, cool. Maybe there's one or two photos she did like and can print for herself. If she DID like it; well then let's talk, girlfriend. Last week I went to her house and the entire wall was filled with photos that I took.
I'm jumping around but point is: she liked me, hired me and I'm shooting her wedding in October. And then I'll be shooting a maternity session in December. And another maternity session when I chat with Melissa and can figure out when we can get together (oh. Surprise Melissa! For part of your baby shower gift I want to give you and Tony a Maternity Session.) I hope to entice a friend of my husband, who recently got engaged, to let me shoot an engagement session.
I have a plan. Not a clear path, but I feel like I finally have a tangible hold on my dream. Some days this dream feels bigger than I am.
I believe if you put positive things out there, positive things will come back. You have to fail to succeed but first you gotta jump in.
I'm ready to jump.
(And because posts are better with pictures)
Two of my kids:
The third kid:
Dumb stuff Dug does: