After last weeks blog post I can’t stop singing “Return of the Mack.” I guess it’s better then having baby shark stuck in my head!
In our last post, we talked about how we’re re-dedicating and re-establishing our business for the New Year. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you my Top 5 reasons I love (and might be obsessed) with being a photographer.
1. Watching Families Grow
A cool thing about being a family photographer is having client call you for their daughters 3rd birthday when you have photographed the same family photos since the baby was in mom’s belly. That happened this week!
Last year, I did elizabeths 2nd birthday photo session two weeks before I had my son. I was determine to get her shoot in before giving birth. My studio is not far from the hospital so I wasn’t worried!
Family has always been important to me but ever since marrying my husband and giving birth to my son, that importance has become more apparent in a much deeper way. The sense of meaning and purpose that family provides to me drives me to push harder, dream bigger and stay focused because I am no longer just looking out for myself. I am now part of a team; a special unit that as a whole is far stronger than the sum of its members.
Now that my husband has joined me in the business, I feel stronger and more prepared to tackle any challenges that lie ahead. This deep and abiding love for my own family leads me to celebrate families wherever I find them.
2. Making Memories that will Last a Lifetime.. Hello Legacy Photos!
My superpower is providing clients with products that capture them at this moment in time while giving them a fun and memorable experience. I want client’s to look back at the photos and remember when their purple haired photographer was singing to the kids to get them to laugh!
You might be thinking, what the heck is a Legacy Photo?? I just made it up!! haha.. That’s the fun thing about owning a business. But in all reality, it does mean something awesome.
A Legacy Photo is something you will have in your family for a lifetime. It’s a photo of your kids laughing, a photo of your mom, a photo of your son who just became a senior, it’s a photo of the ones you love!
A Legacy Photo is a photo of 4 generations of family! When we miss our loved ones we don’t hug a hard drive or a cd, we pick up a photo and remember that day, that smile.
3. Share my Betsey Johnson Like Style
I like my photos like my closet, colorful, vibrant and unique! I love creating images that sparkle and pop because I want to capture more than just your picture. I want to capture you looking and feeling your best!
the most important color in my artist’s palette is joy! As a graduate from FIT, I always have my eye on fashion and color in my work. I enjoy working with clients to help them find the right wardrobe for their session or providing them with a list of great local businesses to shop! For some of my maternity momma’s, I create the look of a flowy dress with fabric from my studio collections. When it come’s to sessions, I get crafty!
4. Hugs! Because they’re awesome!
Some of the most treasured things I take away from this business are the relationships that I have built with my clients! since I started in 2010, I have watched families, individuals and businesses continue to grow through the years in all sorts of ways.
hugs were a big part of this session. I told the boys my light was magic before I hit the trigger. I always like to warn kiddos about the light. These little ones yelled in excitement every time I hit the flash, and then they would both run to hug me. Yup! Two hugs every time I took a photo, that’s a great deal! The last time I took the boys photos, they were itty bitty and I could fit them both in a wicker basket.
Since I am a transplant to this area, these connections and clients have become a part of my extended North Country family and as I said before, family is everything to me.
5. Community Love & Connections
You know that saying, “it takes a Village to raise a kid,” I feel that way about business. Throughout the years, I have had the honor to work with some incredible local businesses from Rhonda’s Footworks, Anna’s Chop Shop Hair Studio, XL Design and Marketing, and one of my favs, Strut Boutique. The first time I did a Strut Boutique photo session I had Jason from Vidoeworx create a video of my process from start to print!
The last session I did with Strut Boutique we did a maternity session. I modeled my bump for the session and my husband was photographer for the day.
Whether it is a new skill in my craft, a new returning client or a new spiritual insight, I constantly look for ways to learn and expand my horizons. Every year I feel as if I have come a little bit closer to being the businesswoman, wife and mother I know I can be. I sincerely hope that you and your family will be a part of this journey, who knows what we can learn from each other!
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