I’ve been thinking a lot about it over the last couple of months, and I’ve decided to take the leap and start offering my photography services to the public. This page will no longer serve
as my personal blog. Instead, it will be my new photography blog!
There are a couple of reasons why I’ve decided to branch out into professional photography. In a few days, I will be returning to work part-time for Catholic Christian Outreach in the Communications Department. This, I’m sure will keep me plenty busy as it is. However, I know that Josh and I plan to expand our family, and my time working within an organization is limited. I want to expand on my skills that will allow me to have access to an income once our family does grow, but will allow me to be my own boss and pick my own hours!
However, the most important reason I have decided to venture into new territory has to do with my own personal growth. Over the last 4 years that I’ve had my camera, I have been very fortunate to have many of opportunities to practice my photography with my own personal experiences. Fortunately, I have also been asked to take pictures for someone or something; nothing has helped me grow more than taking pictures “for hire”.
When asked if I would ever do photography as a job, I’ve always dismissed it. It’s not that I thought that I would stop loving photography; I’m pretty sure its in my blood to document and cherish memories. No, the reason that I have always told people “no” is that I thought I wasn’t good enough to make it my job.
When I look at other high-end photographers here in Halifax, I am always so impressed with the quality of their images. I am under no illusions. I know that at this current moment, I am not nearly as good as the “top” photographers. But I am good behind a camera, and I do believe I can deliver high-quality images. I might not be great, or excellent, yet. But that’s the whole point. I want to be great!
I know that the only way I can keep growing is if I go out of my comfort zone. I originally started this blog to do a 52-Week Photography Challenge. But I got stuck! I realized that all I wanted to take pictures of was people. So for right now, growing in my photography means going out and meeting people. It means putting some pressure on my shoulders. It means making mistakes. It means learning from them.
I want to help create and preserve beautiful memories with people in Halifax.
I can’t wait to get started 🙂