Lately, I’ve been really thinking about my photography business …
where do I want to go?
who do I want to be?
how do I set those goals for myself?
One of the things I’ve come to realize is that like anything in life, if you are working on everything; you master nothing.
It’s not easy to go from thinking about posing a bride one day to posing a high school senior the next. I feel that in order to really improve my skills, I need to focus & specialize. That led to the next question, what do I love to photograph?
I’ve had a few comments that my business card looks like I “only shoot babies & bellies”. I put a lot of thought into that and have come to the conclusion that while I enjoy ALL photography, I’m passionate about babies & bellies. I think that shows in my work. I’ve also decided (for now) that weddings are an extension of that because they lead to bellies & babies!!
That’s not to say that I won’t be doing Family & Kid sessions … because well, babies get older! But I think my marketing will really be more focused on Maternity & Newborn sessions. It’s what I started out wanting to capture – the beginnings of God’s beautiful gift! And to really feel like my work honors that, I need to get better at it.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to be a ‘Full Service Photographer’.
You want pictures, I’ll take them.
But if you know anyone that’s pregnant – send them my way!!
Practice makes perfect!
Photography is a continuous learning process – that’s why I LOVE it!