Despite the dreariness outside, I have somehow managed to remain inspired inside. Perhaps even BECAUSE of the dreariness! Instead of focusing on the April snow showers, I have been intentional about filling my thoughts with things that fire me up.
Doing things that fire me up.
After a year in the making, I finally [FINALLY] have a clear vision for my photography business! This was a process I began last spring with a new blog, logo, and packaging. Then the introduction of the Everyday Session format. And the Everyday Photographer Workshop. I began by following my heart… which reminded me of why I started all of this in the first place:
To capture more than just a photograph. To capture joy, hope, and love. To capture life FULLY. Real life.
Embracing life is my mantra; finding beauty even when conventional wisdom screams there is none. Because when I changed the lens through which I viewed my own life so many years ago, it changed me. Instead of viewing life as a soap opera full of tragedy and conflict, I began to look at my story from a new perspective.
The “ugliness” became a catalyst, a necessary part of who I am today. Leading to beauty unimaginable through a relationship with Christ. And I found purpose and meaning in the broken places because of it.
Much like the butterfly with its cocoon.
So I am on a quest. A quest to appreciate life in its entirety. A quest to help others view their lives through a diffferent lens and embrace their unique story. To help others discover purpose and meaning in the hope that they, too, will be surprised by beauty.
[Keep your eyes peeled for a whole lotta changes taking place on my photography website over the course of the next month, including new session formats and pricing!]