What is The Experience and what's so NEW about it?
First, a little history.
I shot my first wedding in 2001 on a Minolta film camera and never imagined what it would become. I've spent the last eight years photographing small businesses, seniors, families, babies, maternity sessions, weddings and traveling from California to Myrtle Beach for my incredible clients. I grew my portrait and wedding business in Northwest Indiana for six years while my husband was employed there and successfully moved the business in 2012 to Indianapolis. (If you've ever moved a small business based solely on referrals, you know what a victory that is!) All of these adventures have been incredible and I still can't believe all the awesome stories I've been privileged to capture.
However amazing it's been, last year was crazy. I spent more nights and weekends away from my family than I ever wanted and after we survived it, I couldn't help but reassess. What do I love doing? Why did I start this business? What keeps me loving the creative processes? Can I really keep doing all of this and be a good mom/wife/friend?
After a lot of reflection, long talks with my brilliant husband and prayer, it was clearly time to streamline my offerings and choose a specialty. So, what do I absolutely love? I absolutely love the relationships I get to form with my clients.
I adore weddings.
I love meeting couples and hearing their how-they-met stories, seeing their beautiful wedding days unfold and watching them kiss and dance together for the first time, as husband and wife.
I also love seniors.
Joe and I met as summer camp counselors. We've been working with students for 13 years together (he's a youth pastor). I think seniors are awesome and I'm thrilled to call many of my senior clients, my friends.
So as I announce (what is a scary and exciting leap of faith) - the Rebrand - I am excited to see how I will be able to better love my clients and by being more available. The Experience I give my clients is personal, committed and vibrant. 2016, you are already looking like an amazing year!