Changes

Hi, all (are there any of you out there, anyway?).  I wanted to announce that this blog will be seeing some changes in the near future – changes that make me happy.

I have decided to no longer *actively* pursue professional photography.  Taking photographs is something that I love to do, and I want to keep it that way.  I have found that for me, seeking out clients is stressful and disheartening, especially in an industry that is becoming more overly saturated by the day.  Doing photoshoots for families and couples for the past two years has been very enjoyable, and I hope to be able to continue to do it for loved ones in the future.  I am not stepping away from my camera; on the contrary, I hope to view it as more of a friend than a business tool from here on out, and therefore use it even more often.  I am also not announcing that I will never do a shoot for someone again – I have a couple of them coming up that I am most excited about 😉  And if you are reading this and would like to talk to me about taking some photos, please go ahead and contact me.  The purpose of this announcement is mostly to say that, because this blog has thus far been geared mostly at attracting potential clients, I haven’t really had many opportunities to post.  And that makes me sad.  (It also tells me that I haven’t been trying very hard, which in turn tells me I don’t want to be a professional photographer that badly.)

See, if you know me at all, you know that I have a lot in my imagination and on my mind at all times.  I wear my heart on my sleeve, and, though I’ve gotten some criticism in the past for being “too honest” online, I like it that way.  I am and always have been an open book, and I’ve got nothing to prove to anyone, anyway.  That, and over the past few months, I’ve come to feel restless, and I’ve recently realized that it’s because I don’t have a way to consistently express myself creatively or emotionally.

What I’m getting at is that I’d like this pretty blog o’ mine to become a personal one.  I have a plethora of blogs that I follow, and getting those glimpses into the authors’ lives is one of my favorite things about every day.  I want to be able to post the way they do.  Maybe I’ll even pick up a few people who look forward to seeing if there’s a new post on my blog each day, too.  Maybe not.  I’ve gotten to the point where I recognize that I need to do this not for the Google analytics telling me how popular my blog is, but for me.

What I hope you’ll see: more frequent posts that capture the big and little goings-on in my life and my feelings about them (and, of course, plenty of pictures).  I’ve felt like time has really been slipping through my fingers lately, and I’m hoping to slow that as best I can by giving myself something to look back on and remember.  This blog will henceforth be my attempt at that.  If you’re reading, thanks:)

Ashley E - November 13, 2011 - 11:50 pm

So great to hear!!!! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve to share. :)

Joseph - November 14, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Nice. I look forward to more posts.

P.S. I’m reading… :)

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