I like photo projects. Like, a lot. Last year I did a 365 photo project, where I took a photo a day for a year. It was definitely turned out to be a monumental year for me to document! But then I needed another project. So I decided to do a 52 Self Portraits project, which I called “Metamorphosis.” I took a self portrait every week, and just have four or five more weeks to go! I guess I’ll share some on here with you all 🙂 This one has turned out to be one of my favorites.
Meet Jess 🙂 She is beautiful, spunky, so fun to be around, and has a great sense of style! Not to mention, she is incredibly talented at playing the guitar and singing! Jess also happens to be my cousin 🙂 We had such a blast doing her senior session in Bar Harbor. We got SO many amazing photos in our three-ish hour session! Take a look at some of my favorites!
Thank you Jess, for allowing me to do your senior photos!
I am participating in the Awesomesauce Winter Photo Challenge, hosted by Photography Awesomesauce, so that I can continue to practice throughout this winter. Winter is when business naturally slows down, so it’s a great opportunity to learn new things and keep practicing!
Last week’s theme was “Thankful.”
I’m thankful for memories, and how a fridge can keep them on display so that you’ll never forget. I have SO many fabulous memories of traveling with my family as I was growing up and I’m fortunate enough to be able to display them all on my fridge so that they remind me every day. ♥ (SOOC)
What are you thankful for?
Earlier, I did some posts about my progress as a photographer over the past year. But those were just photos that revealed the obvious changes. I have learned SO much over the past year, and I continue to learn more, and I hope that I never stop learning!
Over this past year I have learned:
- simple is best; for me.
- to value my worth and not back down.
- you can never do enough research.
- photography is a huge investment — financially, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
- I have the greatest clients in the world.
- I also have the BEST support system I could ever dream of having.
- I can do it, and I will.
- that it’s okay to make changes, whether they are small, or big.
- how to not over-edit.
- how to decrease my time spent editing photos.
- that I am confident in what I do, and although I can always improve, I am good at this.
That’s just a small list of the very many things I have learned. I am so excited for all the changes I will be making to Life As I Know It Photography in 2013 (including a name change!), so keep an eye out for a blog post at the end of December announcing the changes! 🙂