I recently made the decision to move from the commercial location to on site only for my photography business. Yes, this did cause a lot of stress and tears (come on, the studio was gorgeous!) That being said I am finally at peace with it all for now. I know it’s what I need to do. It’s also time to push my passion that I have had all along and that is specializing!
Recently my dear friend was showing me the yard work they were doing on their property. It’s a big overhaul from what was there before and needed a landscaper for the job. She had interviewed several and pointed out that the one she HAD hired specialized in, you guessed it, landscaping. Several qualified people came to bid for the job but they did a variety of jobs, none of them listed as landscaping. She knew she was going to pay slightly more to have this particular job done but was sure it was going to be the right choice for her family as this was going to last longer and look better.
My photography is the same way to me. It may cost slightly more than having your images done other places but there is a reason for that. Like this landscaper I specialize in my area meaning I not only spend countless hours researching/studying/learning the material but I also know tips and tricks that make it that much better. I know where to purchase products from that will make your prints last longer. It’s all in education, I focus on what I know and not on everything.
So what is my specialty? I focus on High School Seniors and will soon be adding Engagements and Weddings to the deal. Why not yet you may wonder. I do enjoy these areas but want to be 100% sure of my ability to deliver an amazing wedding experience for your special day and while I am well on my way with this. Details matter to me, and sometimes we won’t be the right fit. I get it. I doesn’t mean we don’t like each other. I’ve learned this and that gives me peace.
So why else am I dropping all other sessions from my website? While I LOVE maternity, newborns, children, etc I have found that maternity and newborns are extremely difficult for me emotionally to do at this time. Yes I do have three beautiful children of whom I adore. What some do not know is that we are dealing yet AGAIN with infertility struggles at the moment and for years my sweet daughter (who turned 8 today on May 10) asks for a baby sister. It kills me… it will be the 5 year anniversary in August. While I am SO happy for those who are blessed with a sweet little one a maternity session in particular is too painful for me to enjoy at this time.
So there we are, me in a nutshell. Maybe I shared too much into my own personal life but you matter to me and I want to be open and honest. After all, after a session I want you to leave feeling good like you just met a new friend.
With that being said I hope you have a wonderful night and look forward to more Seniors, a couple of weddings, and an engagement shot or two coming soon!