Now I don't know much about being a parent but I can imagine how wonderful it must feel to watch your child grow up into a one year old and to look back at the 1 year and 9 month journey that was their life. What a proud moment.
When I got into photography, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know if I would be good enough and I still don't know if I am. Will people like my photos? Will my photography compare to other professionals? Will people on my blog feel sorry for me because they can see how hard I'm trying but the results aren't quite there? Self-doubt and comparison is a killer.
What I have learnt is none of that matters. What matters is me and my growth. Next month, this blog will be turning one and in August, my business will be celebrating a similar birthday and I am proud beyond all measure.
This passion of mine may not have little arms and legs or a beating heart but the idea of it grew inside my body for quite sometime till I took a leap of faith and stepped forward. This idea was born and has grown into what it is today. Is it perfect? Definitely not, no one-year old is, but it is growing and maturing with every baby step it makes. With every photo I take, with every client I meet, my photography will grow into a fine adult, and even then it will continue to grow and I will continue to learn. No child is the same, as is an idea or passion. They may all stem from similar roots but they each grow into such marvelous and unique creatures that comparison is simply not justified.
In each of these photos I can see dozens of flaws and missed opportunities but through all that I can see growth and with that I am satisfied.
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