I have always been terrible at writing blogs. In all honesty, I never know what to say, so I have definitely shy'd away from doing them but then I always end up finding myself reading other peoples, getting inspired by them & being interested in what those people have to say. So here goes, my first blog post on my new website.
Kicking this all off with this epic shoot at Southerndown with this awesome couple. I've struggled the last few years to find 'my style'. I've known what I want it to be but I've struggled to portray it. Trying to build a style while trying to grow a business is tough and you can't really pick and choose who or what you are shooting as it's all about getting your name out there and just doing a damn good job. It has always been my sole purpose of my business to create art for everyone I work with. I don't want to just take a photo and hand it over. I want you to look at your photos and absolutely love what you see.
I've wanted to put a focus on couples for so long but time was just never on my side. I worked full time for years doing jobs I hated while working on this on the side. Most weeks were 7 day weeks with very little time for myself. I've been so lucky to have been able to work mostly with families up until now and you have all been epic. If you're reading this and you have had a family session with me, please know, YOU GOT ME HERE.
I love families + I nailed my style a long time ago with them which I'm super proud of but I've never felt I've given my all to my couples which made me really annoyed with myself. A lot of it is fear of getting it wrong, or not doing something they will like. Fear sucks + has 100% slowed my growth in all areas of my work.
One good thing I will say for lockdown, it's made me re-evaluate everything I do, made me look seriously at the work I've already done and given me the biggest kick up the ass to get out and do what I know I need to do.
So here's to my new beginning. 2020 you've been the longest/shortest year of my life but dare I say it, kinda grateful for you.