I’m going to preface this post by saying I’m exploring my business on a personal level and if you just want to see the pretty and could care less what I have to say–you simply think I’m a darn good photog, skip to the bottom. I will take that….
In an effort to be more real, I’m taking a look at what I could do better in business and let’s “be real” –life. I talked yesterday about how making decisions is always a bit of a challenge for me, there are so many choices in our modern world and picking images that tell a story is something I take way seriously. Too seriously.
Another item that holds me back from sharing and promoting is that I feel like every blog post, every subject, all social media has to be soooo unique. That I have to almost reinvent the wheel before I get on here to show images or just share what’s on my mind. Which I think is silly on my part mostly because I love going to the same beautiful places in Kansas City and shooting different people or the same people! Or going to new places — which I love that as well, but feel like that is the only thing I should put out on the world wide web. I worry that I will look redundant if I have the same venue, or that sometimes I may sound like a broken record. It is ludicrous because businesses that have items to sell show a million ways to promote the same item and say the same thing a lot of different ways. Part of what makes social media so daunting is how do you standout? I think subconsciously I felt like I could not put something out that was similar to anything else, that I needed to always say something new. I’m realizing that part of standing out is just showing up, and inserting more me in my business which is unique enough. Of course, there about 100 other things that I could do to market better and be seen more–better SEO, more analaytics….blah, blah, blah. (Another blog post perhaps if I can wrap my brain around it)
I do want to be more open and show more of me so that when we go out together to capture life you feel like you are with someone who you know, who you trust and…. is not perfect, but authentic. And part of that is sometimes repeating myself, sometimes it is me oversharing or under sharing- when I got nothin in the brain. Because I could seriously put up a million photos of families at Loose Park or a weddings at Liberty Memorial and not get tired of that view or the way the sun hits that couple through the trees (did I tell you my problem with decisions). It is freeing saying this. You may hear me say it again……
And without further ado….I introduce Jake and Lindsey. They are so classically cute (a word I cringe using but man if the shoe fits?), young and charming its hard not to be a little jealous. I’m a big fan of Lindsay’s family and Jake is from a small town in Northern Missouri, so they wanted a bit of that rural feel in the big ol metro of Lee’s Summit. I can not wait for their winter wedding which will be a big party (I know her mother). You may recognize her a bit as she resembles her sister, Abby Which comes full circle because we were out at the beautiful Longview for both.
a mix of digital and fuji400h