Oh, hey! Remember me? <waves>
You may have noticed it’s been pretty quiet around here lately; well, for a good 18 months+ actually. But sometimes, things don’t turn out the way you expected them to; you think you know what path you want to take, then you realise you’re not actually enjoying the direction you’re heading in.
As many of you know, I spent nearly 5 years working as a wedding photographer, as well as dabbling in stills, property, and boudoir. In the end, and after much soul searching, I realised that wedding photography wasn’t something I wanted to pursue. As much as I loved the clients I worked with and felt extremely grateful I never experienced a bridezilla; I felt that it wouldn’t be fair to future clients if my heart wasn’t in it. I’ve encountered many wedding photographers over the years who have expressed their dislike for the industry, and I always felt they were doing their clients a disservice; I didn’t want to be one of those photographers.
During my 18-month absence from social media, I’ve been quietly working away in the background shooting boudoir and property, as well as working as a freelance videographer on a whole host of random projects. Unfortunately, the more I’ve moved into other areas and involved myself with other projects, the more I’ve found my love for the industry starting to waiver. I’ll be phasing out the property and the video but continuing with boudoir photography, as this is an area I still deeply adore; I will more than likely delete my Facebook page before the end of the year.
For the past couple of years, I’ve also been running another business selling hand printed wrapping papers and other printed goods; having studied printmaking at college, it was only a matter of time before I ended up returning to my printing roots. I like the physical act of making things and printing satisfies the need to create something, followed by the feeling of satisfaction once it’s complete. Although The Barefoot Printer is still in its early days, I’m excited about moving forward with it and seeing where it goes.
So, I guess I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. I’ve met some lovely people along the way, and for the most part, I’ve had a blast. To those who made the past few years’ fun and interesting, I’m sending you lots of love with some virtual chest bumps.
If you’re interested in boudoir photography, you can find me over here, and if you like brown paper packages tied up with string, please head over to my Etsy shop. You can also follow along with my creative journey on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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