Well here we are. After weeks and weeks of staring at a screen, spending nearly every waking hour tweaking and refining until it’s just right, the new Website is finally live!
It’s exciting in a number of ways. Not only is it new, and who doesn’t love new things!? But it signals the launch of my new, home studio!
My studio is something that I’ve wanted to get off the ground for pretty much my entire photographic career. I love weddings, always have, always will! But there was something so inticing about running a studio. I didn’t really know what form it would take, what my niche would be, but I had a feeling it would be family based. If I ever got there at all!
Fast forward 7 years and I bought some gear and set up in my lounge. By this point I had two beautiful girls to experiment with! I took some images of my girls and right there and then, knew that my studio would centre around young children. Those precious early years that disappear within the blink of an eye. We just had so much fun together! I loved how the images were just about the girls and nothing else. No distractions.
Sure, they’re not perfect, I was new at this, but I love those images. The look of absolute delight on Emma’s face as she pranced about in her tutu. And my precious little Chloe. Couldn’t care less about what she was wearing. She stuck her favourite t-shirt on, Princess Sofia of course! Grabbed her hat, she loved hats! And plonked herself down on the chair. She may not look the part but to me she’s beautiful… she’s Chloe! These images are now proudly displayed on my wall, two totally different images, two totally different personalities. All, 100% them.
And isn’t that what it’s about? Capturing them. Just as they are. No gimmicks, nothing contrived. Just their beautiful souls, staring back from a picture that will last way beyond us.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple! Have you ever tried to run a successful Wedding Photography business, raise two, pre-school children and launch a studio? I can’t imagine many people have! As I approach my 10 year business anniversary (more on that soon…whoop!) and have a little more time on my hands with the girls in School/Pre-school, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
So here we are. New site, new Studio, exciting future. And I can’t wait to share it with you!