Sunday, March 9, 2014

It's been a long while…here is a little update!

I needed to get something into the blog to let whose who follow me know I am still here! I guess I'm still enjoying the quiet the rainy season tends to bring me since so much of the shooting I do is outside.

It has given me a lot of time to think about how I want to approach the new year. What my goals are as a photographer and artist and where I see myself going over the course of this year and years to come.

As a freelancer, I am often alone in finding ways to advance my craft and take the next step in making better work and seeking out the steps I have to take in order to get to the next level. The new year is a perfect time to reflect and seek out opportunities, which is exactly what I began to do in January.

While browsing freelance opportunities, I found an opening for a part time position that fit almost my exact skill set. Not only that, they were right under my nose here in the Valley. I now find myself a part of a small but very talented and powerful design team where I have already begun undergoing a dramatic personal and professional transformation, which I am still coming to understand.

(Queue Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime. ;) )

If you have a chance to check out this little design powerhouse, click here, watch the reel and explore the site. And think of me as a liaison to the services The Medium offers, including web, print, identity, illustration and now photography. I am humbled and very proud to be a part of this team.

As professional creatives, we often rely on our intuition and heart to guide us in the right direction and show us the path we must take. Happening upon this opportunity was exactly that: a sort of "life path opening up before me" type thing.

What does it mean for my studio, you might ask? Well, let me address the question that almost all of the few people I have divulged this to: What will happen to your photography studio? (Many automatically assume I'll be quitting. Ha!)

Contrary to popular belief, this new adventure will only make me a better photographer. Because I am expected to meet a higher creative standard within my position, that higher expectation will carry over into the work that I create on my own. I will be a more deliberate photographer. I will be more relaxed in guiding my clients through my creative vision. I will be a better business owner. This will be the year I begin creating the work that has been in my head for years.

It is important to me to stay honest with my clients and keep you posted on what is going on here at the studio which is the motivation behind this post. I am also so excited for the coming year and what we will make together. Being a continued part of your lives and capturing beautiful images along the way is still and will always be my passion.

Have a question? I'm an open book. Email me at or call me at 425.281.8312.

(And a little tiny reminder that Springtime is coming! March is already filling fast so book your Spring sessions while I still have openings!)

Here is to daydreams and making them a reality!