Tuesday, 2 September 2014

you must have a really good power switch!

You know what, I'm not up for all the drama and bitchiness that this industry can harbor, Why is it that as soon as money and egos are involved, people turn nuts?  I do however need to run a business. It's not all flowers and rainbows. LOL we can't eat love. When you are paying for your product, you are not just paying for a piece of paper or usb stick,

You are paying for the countless hours of seminars we need to attend to keep out skills razor sharp, you are paying for the crazy insurance fees, upkeep of really expensive gear. Whilst I love helping friends out, I love doing a lot of volunteer work,  love doesn't pay the bills. I can't say to my electricity company - "I'm not going to pay you this month - but I really really love your electricity. I love how it turns my lights on - you must have a really good power switch what brand is it?" Um... just no.

We all have passions in life, and I am one of the lucky few that are privileged to be able to turn that passion into a business.

I look at my peers get so wound up at the thought of someone charging this for that, and think 'omg are you seriously so scared and insecure about your face value that  you are wanting to drag everyone down with you!?"  Sigh. for heavens sake, buck up. Look after your clients. Build your relationships.

Why should a client choose me? Well, I am me. It's as simple as that really. We are all individuals, and therefore no-one will have the same 'style' or business as me. I am relaxed, I love clean cut photos, I love connections between people. I love light. I love sharing.

Everyone is different, and that's ok. :) Its time to focus. 

Where would one look to find something?

Where would one look to find something?

Under the bed!
In the freezer (haha don't laugh, I 'found' many things there when I was pregnant)!

Nope it's not there this time - d'oh.


Like many of you, I am looking for my place in the world.

I love taking photographs! I love meeting with people! I love meeting with you, having a laugh and freezing time for you and your family.

Its the connections, the relationships between people that are so important.

I think that this is where I come in.

 So many businesses are just that., businesses. Photography should be more. They can take an okay photo, but there is no connection. More than 'how much do you charge' more than numbers 'oh, i totally booked 6 clients this week' ' i shoot over 50 weddings a year'. It's not about big noting yourself and being all pompous.  It's not about the gear - lets face it 'everyone' has a camera these days.

You know what? I'm calling baloney.

Let's bring this industry back to the people. Let's make it real again. Let's band together and bring relationships back.

I want to showcase your family memories, the bond that sisters (when-they're-not-killing-each-other) have. The unique connection that mum's and son's have. The way a daughter can look into her daddy's eyes, and make his heart melt. The stillness in the chaos of family life between a husband and wife - knowing that they have each other's backs.

Through Desire Images (desireimages.com.au)  I yearn to allow women to blossom in front of the camera, I desire to give them even a glimpse of how beautiful they are - just as they are.

This is where I want to be in the world. This is my place.