I have loved photography for years. I can still remember the very first camera I owned (a Vivitar that I got for Christmas when I was a child), and when I finally bought my first DSLR (a Nikon D3000) I felt like I had hit the photography jackpot. I spent hours with my camera and the laptop learning how to use the camera to its fullest potential (it’s not a magic camera – I had to actually learn how to use it as more than a point and shoot). I’ve taken thousands (seriously – I surpassed the 10,000 mark in just over a year) of pictures both for practice and because I love it. Nick calls me the paparazzi and has definitely teased me for my obsessive photographing ways.
For years I’ve thought “wouldn’t it be cool to be a professional photographer?”, and whether “professional” meant focusing on portraits or on landscapes, nature and buildings I didn’t care. To spend your life photographing beautiful or unusual things seemed like a far-off but awesome dream.
Late last fall I started to wonder if I had what it would take to go into the portrait photography business, but considering I was 6 months pregnant at the time I figured it was an idea I should spend some serious time mulling. I mulled and mulled, and mulled some more.
After a whole lot of mulling, talking to friends, talking to photographers, talking to Nick, more mulling, more talking and quite a bit of research thrown in for good measure I decided it was time.
With great excitement, and a healthy amount of fear, I am pleased to introduce Faces You Love Photography. I feel like I’ve had another baby, but with the speed I’m booking sessions I think this baby is going to be forced to grow up rather quickly. You can check out my site here: www.facesyoulove.com and my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/facesyoulove. If you’re in the Kansas City area, I would be honored to be your photographer (if you don’t already have one of your own, of course)!
I have a hunch life is about to be crazy. I assume things will calm down once the “newness” wears off, but for now I see some late blog posts every so often (like today) as I tend to this newborn. I’ll have to find that happy balance of business, family, blog and me-time. Here’s hoping I don’t fall asleep from exhaustion!
it was great meeting you last night.
Thanks, Courtney! It was wonderful to meet you last night too!
I’m sure there’s been no small amount of prayer involved in this decision as well — God bless this new endeavor Helen! You certainly have the talent for it!!! love you!
Oh yes, prayer was included in all the mulling. God and I were in conversation a lot 🙂 Thanks, Aunt Sue!
Helen, you have my prayers and blessings as you embark on this endeavor! Wishing you the very best! Photography has been a “love” for one of our daughters for many years!
Congratulations! May you never lose your passion!
Good luck! You’ll be great!