This is an honest post. This is a post about how things are changing and about how I was more than a little burned out for a while. This is a post to explain where I’ve been and where I’m headed.
It took me a very long time to tap into who I am. I skirted around perceived expectations and life circumstances that didn’t allow for self-realization for a long, long time. But I’ve found myself over the last 6 years. I’ve started tapping into my own creative juices and, right now, they are practically exploding all around me. But first I burned the heck out. Like, didn’t want to touch my camera again, burned out. My life got painful, my family started crumbling. I pushed through and did my job, but not for the love of it. And, at the end of that season, I found myself dry. Dry is a sorrowful place to be.
This was exactly where I needed to be though. This is just what I needed to feel. I disappeared from Be Free and I know I didn’t say much. I’m sorry for that. I wish I had had the kind of energy to at least raise a flag.
So, I’m raising one now.
I’ve been feeding my soul in other ways. I’ve been teaching a lot of Holy Yoga. I’ve been writing and filming videos for The Little Way. I’ve been working on social media for Holy Yoga. I’m not isolating, I’m just reassessing.
This is where I’ve landed. I love photography. I love Be Free. I love those of you who have followed me, commented on photos and sought me out. I love what I do.
I have to narrow in a bit. I have to find the right balance to sustain my family, both financially and emotionally.
I’ve done over 150 photo sessions in the last two years. I’d say that makes me beyond blessed. Can I tell you that, looking back through those sessions, I feel deep and genuine affection for every single person who has passed in front of my lens. It’s amazing what you can feel for people you’ve had momentary contact with.
Out of those 150 photo sessions, 75 of them have been Freedom Sessions. Freedom Sessions are my true heart. There is something healing for me in being a part of someone else’s healing. I love those women. I love what they stand for. I love their trembling and their steadfast courage. I love that they allow themselves to feel the fear and the joy of doing something brave.
This year I’m going to devote my photography time to Freedom Sessions. I have to limit my time for a while and Freedom Sessions are where I fall. I will, however, open up limited spaces for Family Sessions before the Holidays. I’ll run a few limited sessions during the year and I hope you’ll take those opportunities when they come.
I know that life happens when it happens and if I can’t do your special session, I am happy to direct you to photography friends who are beyond talented and will welcome you to their practice.
Don’t feel like you can’t ask for a session. Hopefully, our paths will cross when I’m available to open up some sessions. I am 100% for your beautiful faces. I love that we are on this journey together and I hope we keep moving forward.
Thank you, friends, for being supportive, encouraging and so, so photogenic.
Keep watching for those openings and book your Freedom Session!
*If you don’t know what a Freedom Session is, cruise around – we’ve got plenty! Check out the Facebook page too! There are even more images there <3