Thursday, July 17, 2014

CONFESSION SESSION


like most people, i've always enjoyed looking at photographs. and once blogs/tumblr started taking over the internet, i started scouring these sites for hours, checking out different photographers and wanting so badly to be able to take make my own photos.

but it has always felt like a pipe dream to me because i never knew where to start. until i started hanging out with nicolaus. i remember once, when we first started hanging out, we were looking through high school photos of each other, and we stumbled upon ones he had taken for photo classes. it felt so dreamy to look through these photos and i feel like i was able to get to know him better as i felt like i was seeing the world through his eyes. cheesy? yes. but true? yes.

anyways, nicolaus had learned all about cameras/taking photos in high school, so he's been able to teach me a thing or two. plus he acquired some pretty incredible lens' and equipment from his dad. and over our married years we've been collecting our own camera bodies and lens. and even though i majored in graphic design, one of my elective class options was a photography class, so i jumped on that and loved learning more about it. and even having a basic understanding of photography has helped with all things design as the two often go hand in hand. and i love both fields, so i figure why not pursue them both?

and i guess the reason i'm calling this a "confession session" is that i've never really seriously expressed my secret photography aspirations to people. i've been too afraid because i feel under qualified to call myself an actual photographer and i really just don't want to be a phony. but i've decided that's a silly reason not to try something i'm interested in, because everyone has to start somewhere.

so this year i've started doing some photo shoots and i love every one more than the last! and i haven't really paused to document how it all started/has been evolving. but consider this my official, public declaration that i want to pursue both graphic design and photography. and if you haven't fallen asleep yet, you can check out some of my work here :)

13 comments:

  1. I think you're off to a great start! Congrats and good luck :)

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  2. I have technically owned my business for almost a year and I still don't call myself a photographer! It's a hard thing to do and I still of myself as a phony, but you know what they say "Self doubt is the killer of creativity" so don't let it stop you from being who you want to be. The world is big enough for all of us to pursue our dreams :)

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    1. i love hearing that i'm not the only ones with these doubts - especially when your photos are so beautiful! and i do love that saying. thank you thank you for such encouraging words :)

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  3. You'll do great! It's funny because I literally feel the exact same way. I just started up my photography business about a month ago and it was scary (still is), but so worth it!

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    1. thank you!! and yes it really is so scary and i'm glad to hear that! you are so talented and i'm sure you will do just wonderfully! :)

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  4. do what you want to do! i think it's fantastic. don't let any haters get you down and go to your thing!

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  5. i am totally with you on this, as in i feel the same way. and i feel like a phony. and with you as in go for it!

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    1. haha yes it's a real issue!! but thank you and same to you :)

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  6. you look really beautiful here. i hope your photography dreams get to come true and you get to keep following them :)

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