It has been a long time coming, but I’m finally starting to feel a really strong shift in my home life and work life. I finally feel worthy of making something of myself and not have external negatives put me down anymore.
Music has been and still is a massive contributor to my world and I’ve started listening to “My music” again. The sort that soothes my heart and ignites my soul. Some of it admittedly is purely for the grooving around the office with, however most of it keeps me sane and focused.
I met the gorgeous Hope Copeland a few months ago and I believe she was made to cross my path to kick me in the butt and also to show me how to be me again. She has changed my perspective on my relationships, my friendships and most of all my business.
After redesigning my website over the past month or so, I have been critically looking at all of my work but for once really really looking. Yeah I can take a nice picture, but technically is it right? Is it in focus to my standard? Is the colour right? Are there things sticking out of people’s heads? (You’d laugh how many objects I found coming out of people’s noses and ears!)
The new site is about to be launched… Ok scary as this sounds I just got an email to say WE ARE LIVE! WOO!!!! So….. New site IS launched and I can’t wait for people’s feedback!
I am going to aim more towards portraits and family-ness and lean a little more away from weddings. I ADORE both but I feel I get more out of my portraits. My heart is ALWAYS there and they thrill me. I love the spirit of the human race at all times, not just on a wedding day.
After getting a few besties to check out my site and give me feedback, one stuck and resonated with me. He has always sat well in my world, always gave me the truth and often when I didn’t want to hear it. He is an old-fashioned romantic, pen to paper, quiet sort of guy who through meeting him three or four times we have become incredibly close.
His words were in regards to the ABOUT JULIE section of the new site. He said:
“I like it, it’s a little marketingy but it’s good…
I don’t know… Talk like it’s you… You are fun and infectious, sexy and goofy…write like you talk”
According to my dad that is the international language of mumble and stumble, but I understood what he meant and loved that he somehow could see that’s where I wanted to go but thought I should follow the bell curve and be professional. I can be both right? Did I mention he’s an amazing writer? Go check him out here.
So… Thank you to everyone who put their time aside for me to tell me what needed tweaked and taken out. It means SO much to have such close and honourable people in my life. Thank you especially to my clients who put their trust in me to capture their moments.
I can’t wait to work with more of you and other of you again and again. XXX
Loving you all