Photography isn't the easiest field to work in. You are putting your creativity out there for all to see, some may love it, some may hate it and some just don't care. And that is totally fine, I am now learning that I can't please everyone and the only ones I need to please are myself and my clients. My clients have come to me to photograph them and their loved ones. There are so many factors to think about when running a photography business and their are a LOT of opinions about how you should do so. One thing I need to learn to do is to tune some of those opinions out. Some say you aren't a "professional" until you are charging $1000 for a session and when you charge under $300, you are not a professional. Some say don't include digitals while others say yes, so regardless there are always opinions.
I remember when I first started out and had my website up and running, an unknown person was making public comments on all my photos, saying they were overexposed and was offering all sorts of unsolicited advice. I will never forget that, as that was when I realized there are so many individuals out there that think they know everything and that their opinions are the only truth. I even shy away from offering my advice in photography groups, when opinions are asked for, as I don't want to come off as "that person". One thing I do know is that I do love my photos and I love that I have captured so much of the beauty around me and of my own family. I am sharing some of my favourites with you today of my personal work. Please enjoy.