Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Simply Classic Photography


 
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." 
This quote that my neighbor / friend posted on my facebook page today is so true.  Loving what you do is so important.  Photography is my passion and I absolutely love taking picture.

I love capturing moments that people will want to remember for a life time.  

I love taking pictures and hearing the feedback from the parents, grandparents and friends.  

I LOVE WHAT I DO!

I learn something new just about ever shoot I have.  I have learned what works and what doesn't.  I have come a long way in editing.  I have learned a lot about my camera and how to use it.

I am no where near perfect, I am no where near where I want to be but I am learning and making progress. 

Today I posted on facebook " My photography is like a tree, each year it grows and grows and grows."

Its so true and each year I grow as a photographer.  Each day I grow as a photographer.  

I take hundreds of pictures each month.  Both of my girls have thousands of pictures of them.  Alex is completely comfortable in front of the camera and is learning how to take direction from me very well while in front of the camera.  I have no doubt that Avin will love being in front of the camera as well.  We don't do a lot of video so taking pictures and blogging is my way to capture each and every moment of their lives. 

If I had to choose taking pictures of Children is my ABSOLUTE favorite thing. Each session is different and I learn so much from them because they are so different.  No child is alike and I have to make do with what is thrown at me. 

I also try to branch out and do things that can benefit my business.  
My friend Carrie who passed away, her family and church is throwing a 6k memorial run for her and to raise money for her daughter Brooklyn.  I am super excited and have offered to take pictures of that day.  It is the least I can do for Carrie and for Brooklyn and I am so excited to be apart of this Walk/Run. 

One of my clients contacted me and asked if I would be willing to donate something for their preschools Fall Fair.  Not sure what exactly I will donate yet or how we will work it out but I am more then happy to participate.  It is at a Church in the town next to mine so it will be great for business.

I have donated to our neighborhood on National Night Out.

I have been apart of Autumn Moon Festival and will most likely be apart of it this year again.  This is an organization that my moms bowling partners in that has to deal with children / families who where or are involved in adoption.  All the families involved have adopted a child/children and they throw a festival.  I had a lot of fun last year and though I would change a few things this year I would love to be apart of it again.

I don't mind doing things for a discount or giving away a free session here or there when it means its going to help my business.  If it is going to get my name out there to multiple families I am willing to try it out and see how it goes. 

One Day

I want photography to be my only job

I want to have the props I need to do my job to the best of my ability

I want to take classes on editing

I want to attend conventions and work shops

I want to be able to own that camera body and those lenses that will make my job that much eaiser

I want to have that perfect studio

I want to capture those moments that parents, grandparents and friends will want to remember for a lifetime.

I want my clients to love their photos

I want to be booked for the summer with weddings

I want to be booked for months in advance

I want to learn

I WANT TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER!

It is my passions, it holds many goals and I love taking pictures. 

8 comments:

Ruth Clark said...

Good Luck, I am sure you will get there. Your photographs are amazing.

Meant to be a mom said...

I think you will go far with your photography. You are very talented. :)

Candice said...

Well, you are very good at it and you can see how much you enjoy it! So nice of you to give back too!

Catherine Anne said...

Yo have such a gift!

Sharstin said...

I love it!! you are a fabulous photog chick~

Shay said...

Your a great one already! You can do it! :)

Stephanie said...

You are awesome Erin!!!!! You will do it I know you will and are well on your way there already :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Good luck reaching your goals! You are talented at what you do!