I participated in a very interesting webinar last night by the fabulous Julie Paisley. She mentioned something very interesting that got me thinking. She said that most professional photographers' had never thought of their "why". I started to think about why I decided to follow this career path, & I came to the realization that I was one of those photographers she was talking about. I could not answer the question of why. Why did I initially choose to be a photographer? Why did I go into business in the first place? Why do I appreciate my clients & what do I want them to gain from a session with me?
I decided to sleep on it and start fresh this morning with a clear head. I decided I would write down the first 5 things that came to my mind. I wouldn't alter them, because I want my "why" to be a true statement.
I decided to start my business anew this morning with a brand new response when people ask me "why" are you a photographer, or "why" are you in business.
Here is my why...
I am in business to provide a fun, memorable, real experience for all of my clients. I want to provide each client with a product they will cherish for a lifetime. Years from now, I want my clients to look at their images and smile, laugh, cry, whatever- as long as the image evokes an emotion. I want my clients to feel beautiful & special. Most of all I want them to feel like the small part of their real life I was able to capture is art, because each and every client is a masterpiece.
The Baltimore Girl Blog is written and published by photographer and owner Ashley. On occasion, the blog may feature guest authors and interviews with other kindred vendors.