In order to be good at what you do, you have to know WHY you do it.
I began a humble little photography business 6 years ago for several reasons. My love (and need) for creativity and my desire to provide meaningful experiences and memories to families were definitely at the top of my list. BUT….
The #1 reason I do what I do is because of the flexibility and freedom it provides me in being with these babies and whatever little ones may be in our future. My kids have little hands and little feet, but beautifully big personalities and wildly adventurous spirits that I know I am called to help grow and refine.
So you see, this business is never “just business.” I appreciate all of our clients, to the utmost. Their support is far more than a check in the bank or a pat on the back…it’s the means to something so much greater, and for that I am always thankful.
We’re a pretty cute, crazy, and colorful family of four (yep, it’s kind of like a circus). We love big, hope big, and lay our outcomes in the hands of our good Father. Individually we’re perfectionistic go-getters, and we like things our way (yes, even the 2-year-old), but together as a family each of our rough edges become a little smoother and grace flows more freely.
My heart is for all things real, authentic, and meaningful, which is why capturing families (at all stages of life) within their feeling-filled stories makes so much sense to who I am.
So what else? I turn to “Friends” reruns and coffee for comfort (black, in case you’re wondering), I accessorize with scarves and sparkly copper lipstick, and although I’ve never lived near water, I think sailboats are pretty magical. I dream of a day when all my friends live on the same block and gather regularly at the local coffee house or quaint Irish pub (I’ll settle for either). Oh, and on my most stress-filled numbed-out days, usually a song with a strong beat and tight harmonies can bring me back to life. I kinda love that God wired me that way.
So how about you? What brings you to our corner of the blogosphere? Please send your hellos our way, and don’t forget to join us on this new venture by clicking the ‘follow’ button! We’ll be showing off some beautiful weddings, engagements, families, and little ones as well as sharing some photo tips, techniques, and personal thoughts.
Hope to see you at the coffee house 🙂
“We’re living beneath our privilege as God’s child, when we don’t pursue growth.” -Amie Patrick