Today is a very big day for me. As most of you know, I have been taking photos for the last 5 1/2 years. I have enjoyed photography most of my life, but over the last few years it has grown into a passion. The last year has been a game changer. I decided to photograph with a different point of view. I found this awesome magazine called Click Magazine. A photographer that I really admire mentioned it, and I decided to check it out. The first magazine I read was full of inspiring photographers. I saw touching photos from a mother’s point of view. Tiny toes, sweet lashes, and loving hands…things I realized I wanted to capture of my own children. So, a little over a year ago I started focusing on that.
Fast forward today…
The UPS man is about to get a hug (okay, maybe not, but I want to). I ordered my first game changer camera. It is on its way right now. A camera doesn’t make a photographer, but it is going to allow me to capture more moments in new places. This is an investment that I want to make for my little business. Guys, I am on the brink of tears right now, because I am so excited. This means that I am ready to take my next leap of faith. I want to expand my photography business to those who are looking for documentary/lifestyle photos. Photos that capture moments that Mom really wants to remember. I have NO problem with the traditional photos where the family dresses up and everyone cuddles up in a field for photos. Those photos are awesome, but I want to add more.
I’m still going to continue senior photography and outdoor family sessions. This is just an additional service that I will provide my clients. I will be doing some discounted sessions to build my portfolio and experience. So, if you are looking for something like this please let me know. I still have my full-time job, so the spaces are limited. I promise you that you will have my whole heart during our session. I want to take photos that bring joy into your heart, whether that is in a field, downtown area, or in the comfort of your own home. Can you take photos with your fancy iPhone, you sure can. However, YOU need to be in the photos as well. Your kids will love it, and you will cherish it for years to come.
I just want to thank all of you. Thanks to my friends who have been by my side the last few years. Most importantly, thanks to my husband. He has listed to me for the last few months talk about cameras and lenses, allowed me to purchase this camera, and he has been so supportive. This is a big step for me, and it is a step that I believe will take me places I never even dreamed of going. I am SO excited. Stay tuned for more information about discounted sessions.
For my new pals, feel free to follow me on Instagram. You can follow me @ valjones. I cannot wait to introduce you to the new family member later today!
LOVE you all!! – Val -