What an amazing year 2014 was for me as a new photographer … I pursued photography not only as an art-form for expressing who I am, but also as a business. In 2014, I was honored to be given the opportunity to photograph several community events. Thank you for allowing me to express how I see the world and for allowing me the freedom and the creative vision to tell your stories.
My portfolio grew, but the best part of shooting many of the events this year was the wonderful people I got to meet. The experience of capturing sincere, heartfelt emotions for historical record and for future memories sealed the love I have for photography.
There were many highlights in 2014, but one of my favorites was seeing my photographs included in the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium 2014 yearbook. The kicker was being credited as a professional photographer. It left me a bit astounded that someone would call me a professional photographer. It’s not something I take lightly. The years I spent studying, reading, sleeping and eating photography is finally sinking in. In the end, I know that my approach to photography will always be my own and not text book. I decided, despite what others thought of my registered business name, to keep it as is. Please see my FAQ page for further explanation about the business name. Using the acronym PBWI helps to simplify things. I think it has a nice ring to it, don’t you? I know my style is not for everyone and I’m ok with that. I only want to attract clients who truly understand the philosophy behind my work. If I’m not a good fit; I’m always more than happy to recommend other photographers. We are a community after all and our goal is to make our clients happy.
I’m excited to see what 2015 will bring. My goals are penned on paper. Success in my case is not about monetary value. It’s about setting out to do what I love and in turn making other people happy in the process. Fear is no longer in my vocabulary. There’s only doing and living day-to-day. My husband and I lost one of our favorite aunts on New Year’s Eve. She was ninety-five years old. The last couple of days were tough; we had to say our goodbyes. She reminded me about the important things in life: to always surround myself with good people. She told us all to make the best of it and to enjoy life.
Thanks to all for hanging out with me this year. Special thanks to Aunt Jeanne for her wise words and for living the example of a wonderful life. I will indeed make the best of it from here forward … I will enjoy life and continue to wander and capture life’s beauty with my lens.