As some of you may know, I started my professional career as an Art Producer for The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia. I loved my time as a producer and never had set plans to be a professional photographer. Especially not owning my own business! Talk about taking a risk (and I am definitely not a risk taker by nature). I love consistency and predictability. I feel safe with knowing what is coming. So, why did I leave such an excellent job? Good question! But the truth is that my business happened naturally and fell into my lap. I was so lucky! The tides were changing in my life and this new “risk” actually started to look smart. So, in 2013, I left my job and walked through the whirlwind of photography and business owning.
Why I am going into all this detail? Well, I find myself in a similar place of transition in my business this year. I am not changing careers but I am changing direction. I am focusing on newborn photography and particularly focusing on Motherhood. Unlike my previous career transition, this transition has been slow. Becoming known for another category all together is harder than anticipated! Call it naive or simply hopeful ... but I did ask myself this week if the tides of change are in my favor. In my time of doubt, I luckily had one of my dearest friends remind me that this is a time of growth. That transition is positive even if it doesn't feel that way now. Keep faith because something new is being created! Then she left me with a question... “At the end of the day, what is it that fills your soul?”.
To be honest, serving my clients in a creative way fills my soul. I have a heart for service so to be able to bring joy through my creative work is everything to me. My photography is an extension of how I see this world; poetic, soul moving, and almost a beautiful stillness... What a gift to capture and bottle up life's memories for someone else. It is a magical gift. Serving other in that way brings me purpose. It bring me life! So, here I am today... still in the midst of this transition and not quite sure how it will all pan out. BUT I am feeling content knowing I am still following my heart and creating work that brings joy to others.
ABOUT THIS SESSION:
The session below was recently photographed for my dear friend who is also in her life transition from going from a family of 3 to a family of 4. What a beautiful family. <3