Friday, September 12, 2008

Things She Saw

Remember way back when, when I solicited opinions on a name for my side photography business? And remember how undecided I was: do I go with a creative name, or the traditional 'photographer's name' route? Back & forth, back & forth, this task has haunted me.

Until one day not too long ago when Brandi came up with a suggestion. And you know what? I liked it. There was something about it that resonated with my vision for photography: there is so much beauty out there just waiting to be captured, so here you go, these are the things I saw.

I think part of the reason I hesitated so long in doing this is that I do NOT consider myself a professional by any means. I have no training, my camera is not professional level (with some factory defects that I'm waiting to get fixed), and my selection of lenses, flashes, filters and tripods is minimal, if not non-existent. I hesitated to offer my services for a fee, however low, because I feared one of those photographers, the true professionals (whose work I admire & am inspired by) might shake their heads and think, "Oh, the digital age of photography! Makes anyone think they are a professional." And while that fear is undeniably still there, I finally came to the conclusion that this--my pursuit of the art of photography--is a process: of learning, of succeeding, of failing, of growing, of putting myself out there.

And so, with a pinch of trepidation and helping of humility, I offer up...


PS. If anyone is a Typepad wizard and has suggestions on how to make my site better (cleaner, more professional, less like a blog, more like a website), or who would help in designing a real logo, please let me know.

PPS. If your photo (or those of minor children) was included in my albums, but you'd rather it wasn't, please let me know. :-)

15 comments:

hanner said...

I feel so privileged to be in your portfolio :) I seriously love the detail shots you took at my wedding, way more than the ones our photographer took!!

Liz said...

Yeah for Kelly!!!

Summer said...

Love the name and the website looks great! Thanks for including one of my pics! That is my favorite one you took! Love and miss you Cousin!

Phoebe said...

Way to go!
Did you know that I know bluelily personally? She has come a long way in a short time. So before you know it you'll be famous!
Maybe we already had this conversation...

Abby... the Oregonian said...

i love your website and if i didn't know you already i would hire you on the spot. great job brandi on the name, soooo cute.

ErinJoy said...

um...i kind of LOVE it!

Molly W. said...

Way to go Kel, proud of you. :)

Sarah S said...

soo glad your doing this... your really gonna love it... and making money isn't bad right and especially when it's coupled with a lovely hobby like photography!!! have to agree that I love your name... NICE work big sis brandi!

DeniseMarie said...

YAY!!!! So, so very happy and proud of you!

Amber said...

What a fantastic name! I may be able to help with the logo...let me think on it and see if I can come up with something really clever :).

Lauren said...

The site looks great and I love the name! I'd hire you :)

Sara said...

Kell, the website looks great and I love the name. How fun!!

Kristin said...

I love the name! It fits you perfectly!

Michelle said...

just another reason why YOU are a rock star and I am NOT!

i cannot look at your stuff too often because it makes me feel inept! seriously - i envy you.

ENJOY this new found hobby, passion, obsession, joy, money maker! :O)

Shannon said...

Congrats Kelly on the new adventure! I love the name, it fits you perfectly :)