Why photography?

I was thinking about ‘why photography’ today because I’ve been getting that question a lot since we moved to the Jacksonville area. I could really give you lots of different answers

  •  I can set my own schedule
  •  I am my own boss
  •  It’s fun
  •  I get to be creative
  •  I get to help out great causes (check out oplove.org)
  •  I get to document important occasions for people and give them images they will have for forever

See, I could go on and on. But really, I do it because of the journey I get to take with my clients and the places I get to go. My clients become my friends, if they weren’t already, and I can take photography with me anywhere. My camera is almost always with me and I get to meet some pretty amamzing people. And not just clients,  my so-called ‘competition’. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like competition and I’ve always been competitive, especially in sport type events. I think competition is healthy, but I haven’t met a photographer I think of as competition, they become friends. For instance, when we moved to the Jacksonville area I heard a few times about competing with a wonderful photographer here and how would I ever compare to her. But I don’t want to compare with her, she’s a FANTASTIC photographer and I want to be fantastic too, but I don’t want to be a copy of someone else. I want to be my own self.  But she’s an even better person than she is photographer and I’m glad to call her my friend. I even have a family session with her next month so that my family can have some remarkable pictures. So, what’s my point? My point is that sometimes the journey is even better than the pictures created and the pictures are just the icing on the cake!

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