So I never really thought of myself as someone who would like to blog. I decided to start a blog primarily to promote my photography business and share images that I was proud of. I tried blogging once before and got a little board with it. I used my previous blog to document how Kevin and I ended up in Charleston. I wrote a handful of posts and then got board with it so I quit. If you get a chance, check those blogs out.... Operation Find a Home & LowCountryWayofLife. It's fun reading back over those. Click on the titles for links directly to those blogs.
Back to the current blog...Well, low and behold, I actually have become quite fond of blogging now (regardless if anyone reads or not). I do not have a huge following right now and probably never will. Let's face it, my life isn't all that interesting. But blogging has become somewhat of a journal for me. It's a time where I can sit down for 30 minutes and reflect on my life and things I want to remember. It will enable me to look back and see the growth and progress I make with my photography skills and business. And it will give actual and prospective clients a peek into me and what makes me different from everyone else.
I do not know about you guys, but when I am looking to do business with someone for some type of service, personality is important. Maybe it's the nurse in me, but I gravitate to people who are personable, empathetic, and who seem genuinely happy. I want to be that person who is approachable, friendly, open, and honest so that my client's are comfortable around me. I believe that if I master this, I can capture portraits that represent them and the connections they have with each other. One way to do this is giving you guys a glimpse of me and my family by blogging!
One of my favorite things to do is photograph my family and I think this helps me photograph other families and children. I used to like to take pictures of objects, scenery, and landscapes. It was after I had Cade, that I sought to become better at photographing people. That was the catalyst that truly sparked my passion for photography. Once I started photographing people and became good at it, photographing inanimate things stopped appealing to me. I think this possibly has a lot to do with my journey as a nurse as well. As a nurse, a lot of what we do is about the human connection. And as a photographer, my interests has evolved to include and revolve around that same human connection. I seek to capture the connection my subjects have with each other, their family, and also the connection my subjects have with me and my camera.
So on occasion you'll see me post pictures of my own family here in Charleston, South Carolina. Some will be kind of posed and directed, some totally candid. I do this so you, can see the real me. You can know what makes me happy and how I became the person and photographer I am today. After all, when I reflect on who I am, it's my relationships with others that come to mind first. I am a wife to the man of my dreams. I am a mother to the two most beautiful children there ever were. I am a daughter to two wonderful and supportive parents. I am a daughter-in-law to two of the most kind and supportive in-laws. I am a sister to my hard working brother. I am an aunt to the five of the most awesome nieces and nephews. I am a granddaughter to proud grandparents. I am a cousin to many many cousins. I am a friend to some pretty awesome people. That's me. Who are you?
I'll leave you with a few pictures of my family.