Wow I'm writing a blog post.
When I first started photography professionally, I was still in the mode of trying out a new hobby every month. That is when I really started blogging as a hobby. I liked writing, but found that if it wasn't a subject I was passionate about then I kind of hated it haha! I've always excelled at BSing my way through papers, but when I REALLY believe or enjoy the subject I'm talking about then I can really write. I was passionate about sharing my weight loss story because it was something that changed my life. I was passionate about sharing my journey of learning new hobbies because it had created a new drive that I wanted to share with others! Some of the other things I wrote felt a little "blah-ish". I felt like I had to write them because if you're a photographer and you want to be good that is just what you do. After looking at some of my website statistics I noticed something: people were the most interested in the blogs that dealt with my weight loss and hobbies. The two posts that I poured my heart into had the most
This last year I have been on the most incredible journey. Quitting my job, moving, my husband's addiction and withdrawals (prescription drugs he had been put on when he was 17.....Jake's not that hard core guys haha), pregnancy, going full steam into wedding photography, moving between states, selling our home, getting a C-section, selling my car and buying a car within a week of giving birth, living with our parents, deciding to take care of Hyrum and be the sole provider so my husband could return to school.....honestly each of these things deserve their own lengthy blog post haha. But I think I stopped myself because I got in this mindset that people really didn't care. I mean let's be honest. Have you ever looked up a recipe on Pinterest, and you find the perfect one but in order to get to the instructions and ingredients you have to read a book about how Carol had the hardest time deciding between Suave and Dove deodorant at the supermarket the other day. JUST GIVE ME YOUR DANG LASAGNA RECIPE CAROL!!!
I kind of felt this way with photography blogs. Does anyone even want to read what I have to say? Or do they just want my lasagna (I'm assuming you understand my lasagna is my pictures). I wish I had a story to tell you that went on about some mind blowing insight inspired me to write this post today. But really, I just felt like it. I literally sat down 10 minutes ago to upload new pictures to my site when I looked at my blog that has been gathering dust and thought that I should probably write something. So do you know what. I'm going to write. Maybe there won't be 605 trillion views and shares or even 5 shares, but I think I have a pretty incredible story. I can say with full confidence, that my New Year's resolution two years ago to try a new hobby every month, changed my life. I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET PREGNANT if I had not started watercolors and photography. Yes. You read that right. I'm not talking about if we thought it was the right time or whatever. It was PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for me to get pregnant. Because I spent $20 on watercolor supplies and saved to buy a used Canon 6d and Sigma 50mm, I am a mom. Weird right? Well I plan on telling our story. I feel like God has been the most incredible driving force in our life and I need to share how he has guided us. It has been overwhelming, stressful and even painful...but it has molded us into the people we are today. And honestly, we're pretty awesome.
So this is why I write. Like the weight loss and hobbies, I have found a passionate subject to write about.
Now....for my lasagna recipe
Beautiful Emilie here was one of my giveaway winners! She won a bridal session with a first look video. Now this winter we've had a crazy amount of snow so as we drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon and looked at the 15 foots walls of icy coldness, I remember hoping that Emilie brought 2 things with her. Grit and a sense of humor. Luckily she brought both!