I know things have been way too quiet around here. Mostly because I’ve been working like crazy, preparing for our vacation (10 days to go!), my 30th birthday on Monday, and the upcoming launch of my new website and brand. Things are about to change big time around here, and I’ve been trying to process that change and decide what I want my business to be in its new form. It’s been a crazy summer, and it feels very appropriate that my 30th birthday and the rebrand are happening at the same time. I feel like I have this chance to start over in a lot of ways. Work on some personal things, as well as changing the way I do business a little bit. Doing things the way I want to do them instead of the way the wedding industry says I should do business and other photographers do business. (Much more on that later.)
I attended Jeff Newsom‘s workshop upstate last Tuesday, and to be honest, that’s definitely been part of the silence around here. I loved everything about his workshop – the Lightroom stuff, the lighting stuff, the shooting stuff – but what I really took away from it is the way Jeff tells stories as a photographer, and the freedom he has in his work. And so I’ve spent the last week and a half thinking about that a lot, and wondering what that looks like for me.
All of this is to say… BIG BIG BIG things are happening around here. I am feeling more free as an artist than I ever have in my career. There are going to be fewer words and more photographs around here, a change in pricing structure so that I can tell your stories to the fullest extent, and I’ll be shooting a lot fewer weddings in 2014.
I have a lot to share with you guys about the direction this business is going in, but I want to wait until the new site/branding are officially launched. And when that happens, I’ll be back to blogging again more frequently, so just hang tight.
And because every post needs a photo, here’s a portrait I took of my husband after I came home from Jeff Newsom’s workshop. I was trying out some new lighting techniques I had learned that day.