This past month I've been really thinking about my photography and where I'd like to go from here as I've retired from covering weddings. Its a big change for me and I'm also cutting back a lot on promoting portrait sessions as well.
I've been really thinking hard about where my photograph interest began and how my path deviated a long time ago. Its very easy to get into photography and once you feel like you're good, or others tell you that you're good, to want to start booking jobs. Many photographers will tell go for it and the money is there and how fun it can be. Most of this is true, but at the same time you need to do what you enjoy. Sometimes you discover something amazing and other times you just learn and improve. There is no need or requirement to make money from your hobby. It is nice to be able recover some of the money spent to help you continue, but that is not the only path.
Having done many years of wedding and portraits I do see them as great experiences and amazing days full of fun and love. I was able to visit many different venues in and out of state and capture beauty.
But, I realized after a while that my true passion was to discover my own photos my own way. I like to check out new places and document as I saw them. And in addition that I enjoy sharing that with others. On my old website I would post almost weekly about an outing that I did in detail and sharing several photos. I found that I really enjoyed doing that.
So, I've since changed up my website and my direction.
These are a few of the main changes:
1. Most of my blog posts will be related to photography based topics. Maybe I'll talk about a location, or gear, or things I've learned.
2. I've removed pricing for weddings and portraits. I really want to focus on my own personal projects. I am for hire if you're interested, but they will be upon request only.
3. You're going to see a lot more film photos on my site. (check out the next post!)
4. You're invited to tag along on my journey as I continue taking photos, learning, improving and exploring. You won't see posts that are just photos.