Monday, August 31, 2009
Being able to say that I am a photographer has been a tough one for me. I never felt "quite there". But what is it that actually makes you what you are or what you want to be? Is it being better at what you do that others? Is it having the best, most expensive equipment? Is it taking all the classes? I don't think so... I think it is when you are just doing it, your way, to the best of your ability, growing, dreaming and striving. That is exactly what I am doing. My journey has not JUST begun, it begun a long, long time ago. My journey is not coming to a end, I hope it never will. I am in the midst of my journey. I have so much to learn, so much to grow and so many dreams to achieve but I am doing it, my way, at my pace and finally I can say, I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER. I have always dreamed of this and it is falling into place. I have prayed for guidance, confidence, courage and ambition. I am more ambitious and courageous than ever! My confidence is better...and the more I do, the better I will get and the better my confidence will be. I am excited to be a photographer in an area that provides so many photographers to learn from, experience with and share with. An area that has endless opportunities for locations and growth. Moving to Hampton Roads opened up so many opportunities for me. So...I am starting a new blog. It will be www.allisoncurtiphotography.blogspot.com. It is currently under construction but I will be posting my new shoots there. Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me, helping me and listening to me dream! I am planning to have my business up and running full throttle by October 1, 2009! Whoop whoop!!! I have lots to do but I can do it, because I am a photographer and I have faith that the Good Lord gave me this desire and gift to use it for good!
Monday, August 24, 2009
So I have been out of the photog loop lately. We bought a house and moved and it was nuts here for quite a while. We are finally getting settled in and it is starting to feel like home. Still have lots to do. I have not scouted any places to photograph around here but plan to do so soon. Had to buy a new PC. Wanted to take the plunge and get a Mac but it is just not the time to spend that kind of money right now. Love the new PC though, especially my great big screen! Have my first photo shoot tonight in over a month. It is a family of 5 who were referred to my by another photographer and friend. Thanks Becky, you truly ROCK and Hampton Roads is going to miss you! I am excited about this shoot! Gotta get back into it. I have missed it! Still working on 2 shoots I did right before I moved. My old computer really slowed me down. Big time! Anyway, I start back today and am so busy already. I am so excited and ready to get this show on the road. Soon, very soon I will have a new blog...it is time to quit saying I want to be a photographer and instead I AM a photographer! Lots of new fun stuff to come!!! (Wish Sully was in preschool so I had more time)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
What a sweet sweet family. I waited for this baby to arrive. Isn't she so beautiful?? The husband of this wonderful family works with my husband and they agreed to let me come to their home and take pictures of their new little bundle of joy. This was my very first time doing a newborn shoot without shadowing another photographer. It was a challenge but, I got some good shots and learned a lot! Thanks again "G" family!