As a photographer, it becomes increasingly easy for me to find worth in my job. Clients are constantly saying yes or no to working with me and deciding if it is worth the money to pay for my photography. It's easy to believe that because one or two or ten clients decide to go another direction, that your work isn't worthy and in turn, you aren't worthy. I am realizing more and more how much I need to create just for the sake of creating - not for a client, but because I love what I do. It is my resolution this year to work on more personal projects in order to continue to build a body of work that I am proud of. I want to consistently remind myself that I am fortunate to get to do what I love for a living, but that my occupation does not define what I am worth.
The images below are from a simple shoot I did with my friend Ashley. We wandered around downtown Austin and, if I'm being honest, it took a while to figure out what I wanted to shoot and what I wanted the photos to look like. I love how the shoot turned into photos that represent movement and elegance. Ashley did such a wonderful job in executing the very vague requests I had in regards to posing.
I am so thankful for time to create with out trying to prove something - to be a able to use this gift I have been given in a way that is simple + organic.