Hello Potential Client!
Writing my about me page has been a challenge. It has been written and re-written ten times over. I think most of the issue lies in me not really being introspective. I am so into you – the other person out there, I rarely think about who I really am. I could say it goes against what I believe in, to really think about myself – my “self”. How do you describe yourself? I suppose for me, “myself” would mean talking about my person, my vessel, the body that carries around my consciousness. It has had a couple kids, then met the right person, gotten married, had a couple more kids, then found her passion by finding unconditional love through the birth of her first and only son. I get emotional thinking about him, I have never taken photos the way I did once he came into my life. He gave me a new set of eyes that can see what is important. They even came with x-ray vision, they can see through all the b.s. to what is really important, easily. I suppose for people who live their lives with structure and purpose this would drive them crazy because to them everything is important. I on the other hand like to live one breath at a time (I don’t know what I will be doing by the end of the day but I bet it will be something to keep me feeling happy). There are some quotes out there that say something to the effect of don’t live your life by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away – something like that right?? I try to look for those moments and block out the ordinary ones. Well, not entirely block them out but just get through it so I can find a way to turn it into the breathtaking kind of moment. Look for the Oreo in the ice cream, the rainbow in the storm (not to mention the great light you have right before the rain). Also, plan for the future but do not stress over it. Your being does not depend on it (the future) to exist so why care? You already are and you still will be, you cannot predict the future and neither can I. We can only get together, hope that we have both kept up our end of the others’ expectations, and execute our plans. Try to have to a good time at least while all this is going on.
Man, talk about a ramble! If you’re still with me, what I am trying to say as far as my photography is concerned is I shoot with a new vision. I shoot what feels good emotionally, not what would get me an “A” in a class. I want to shoot the best that I possibly can and that is what drives me to learn more and get better and better. – Not the approval of the technically sound and correct photographers and critics. I think if I shoot with emotion my photos will convey emotion.
Now to describe myself in the sense most people use the term self. I try to be fair, always. I am empathetic to a fault. I am artistic. I am generous when I have plenty. I am honest, quick, and witty. It makes me happy and uncomfortable at the same time to make someone really laugh. I feel it is a great compliment for someone to laugh at something I have designed in my brain to do so – and I don’t know how to take a compliment well.
I am discovering myself as I write this about me page. Thank You for that.
P.S. - I am also a novice designer. I am proud of what I have done in my own home. I can sew, paint, and build things. I enjoy being creative and looking at pretty things. I also enjoy graphic design. My knowledge is ever evolving on the subject. I have designed my own birthday invites,parade signs for my best friend, and most importantly my entire website. Everything I do, I do from scratch. I learn from the very beginning all the way to advanced, if I make it that far. I am a lover of Art in every form.
Oh, and one more thing…I am awesome. Once you get to know me you will think so too.
I am currently shooting for myself first and for a few magazines second. To see some of my work in the magazines go to www.katymagazine.com www.cyfairmagazine.com or www.sugarlandmagazine.com and click on current or past issues. They have .pdfs there for you to view.