If you’ve ever met me, you know that I love my art and creating beautiful images. I enjoy it so much that I’ve turned this love into a thriving business. That said, I think you might be surprised to find out that photography is not my passion.
There, I said it.
I’m sure this is natural, but the older I get, the more I find that I don’t care as much about the things I used to care deeply about. One passion that hasn’t changed is my passion in people. My best ability is to connect with people from all walks of life. We don’t have to share the same beliefs, the same background or culture for me to find common ground. From there, we all speak the same language, laughter. We might be laughing about something small or big, but we are, no doubt, sharing this moment of raw beauty as we find joy in life together.
Life is Inspiration
I’m primarily a wedding photographer, but I’ve been having these mini sessions to shoot product photos for my new business, Expedition Subsahara. And it’s been through these short shoots that I have rediscovered just how much I enjoy connecting with people no matter how long we spend together. During weddings, I spend months getting to know my clients, and I love that, but I think I kind of forgot how much I love the spontaneity of life. I love the big production of weddings, but I also love small-scale, short, sweet simplicity of shooting products with my friends.
Over the past several weeks, I’ve been lucky to rediscover my passion for people. It’s why I got into photography in the first place — to connect with people and make them feel great . As women, we are especially hard on ourselves and I love the ability to show women that they are perfect. I want women to know that beauty is on the inside and isn’t something society can judge, and that self-love is the best kind of love. I think rediscovering my passion is just as fun as knowing it’s there all along. And I feel so blessed and humbled to get to live my passions every day.