I photograph my family. Our daily life, our travels and our occasional portrait sessions. Most of the time, I love the freedom of that. I can shoot what I want, when I want, without feeling obligation to capture other people’s visions or stick to external timelines for production. Sometimes, though, I find myself feeling antsy. I want to try something new, push outside of my normal and see if I can accomplish a goal.
Bethany (of bethadilly.com) is a delightful lady whom I had the pleasure of meeting not quite a year and a half ago. She is the kind of friend that you immediately feel at home with. Lacking in pretense, abundant with support and compliments; she challenges me to do more at the same time that she helps me to feel proud of my accomplishments. When I mentioned that I’d like to shoot a documentary/lifestyle/portrait mash-up session of her family, Bethany immediately jumped in with an offer to help and the entire experience was just what I had hoped for.
Find your people out there in the photography world, friends. Community can simultaneously inspire healthy competition while also giving you a safe place to grow and connect. Photography is better with friends.Pin It