Getting real. It sounds like such a good idea, like such a nice little sentiment. Lately I have been challenged on every front to stop hiding, to be even more transparent and GET REAL - especially in the area of my photography business. It's a scary thought, those two little words. It's a risk. Everyone might not like your... realness. Some may choose to go a different direction, hire someone else, or worse; not like your facebook page. ahh the turmoil.
The truth is, the more real you are, the more transparent and honest; the more the people that you really connect with will come your way. I believe this is true, anyway. So I am taking steps (even if they are little baby ones) to put my real heart out there and connect with the people that want someone genuine, someone that loves people, someone that wants your wedding day pictures to be even better than you want them to be. Hard to believe, I know, because we have such dreamy ideas of how our day will end up. Me? Full disclosure: I hate having my picture taken.
Baby step #1. I feel awkward and stupid and at some point during the whole thing i want to cry. so, because it's hard for me, when i see the pictures; all i can feel was how awkward i felt during the shoot. Such is life. But I am learning to be more gentle with myself, to try and get rid of those filters that tell me not to be kind to myself and embrace the beauty that i believe resides in all of us. But because I must fight through this to have my own picture taken, I totally get how hard it is for others. I feel ya, sister. We'll get through it together, and at the end of the day, you (like me) will be so happy you did it.
Anyway, in an effort to take things below the surface, my second baby step of the day is a new bio. It just makes sense that if I want to hear Your story, (and i DO!) I must be willing to share my own. So... This is me, in all my 3am writing fury. Enjoy :)
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