So, my friends, I will. I will slow down, stop rushing, and allow myself to be a portrait photographer. Sure, it's less money than weddings, but I love it. I ran into a mom at the playground yesterday that was over-complimentary of my work. "How do you get your pictures to look that way?" she asked me. I laughed, because I love that she asked that. I love that she wonders if my camera is magical. Listen, I know there are amazing photographers out there, and I'm not trying to be egotistical. I'm just feeling proud. I've been honing my skills and absorbing knowledge and following trends and observing photoblogs and working in the field for over 8 years now. I want to make beautiful images, I want to make them appear magical, and I want to keep improving.
And I want people to wonder how I do it. Because frankly, I'm still trying to figure that out.