Well, here we go. My first attempt at writing my own blog. I am sure one day I will look back at this blog post, re-read it, and say "Uh what? What was I thinking?" That seems to be true every time I look back at some of my first attempts at creating a website, my first photo sessions, edited images, pricing sheets, contracts, etc. The process of opening a Photography business can be confusing, frustrating, hair pulling, but oh so worth it when things start to fall into place. The saying, "What is worth having is worth working for" by Philip Pullman, is so true. My husband has been there since day one and he has witnessed some of my little temper tantrums when I could not get something to work the way I wanted it too (usually something to do with my computer, I do not have much patience with it LOL).
Catching Memories Photography by Angie has been a work in progress but I am proud of where we are today. I still have a lot to learn, but I am having the time of my life catching memories for my clients. I have met some very interesting people on this journey. I can say that most of my clients, I now consider friends. The relationship I build with my clients is important to me.
One of the first lessons I learned about creating a small business page on FB was how mean people can be. I have tried to remain positive and helpful to other small business owners and photographers but not everyone feels that way. I had some of my work posted on a "Fauxtography" page that was created on FB just to make fun of and bash the work of photographers. I was broken hearted when I first discovered my work on this page. The comments some of the people were making on my work and the work of other photographers was just disgusting. I just thought to myself, "These people must be perfect at what they do to be able to critique other peoples work." If they were giving constructive criticism that would have been different, but the comments were mean and made fun of the images. These people were hurtful and the posts were borderline bullying. The page ended up being taken down from FB but I am sure there are a lot more out there. The only advice I can give another photographer, if this happens to you. is just do not doubt yourself and do what you love. I do not allow posts on my FB page that are mean or hurtful. I like being positive and fun. Bullying will not be tolerated on CMP.
I want to thank you for stopping by and reading my first blog. Please subscribe because I plan on blogging more of my sessions, I hope to blog some funny experiences, and some photography tips. Have a great day. Angie