Today is Friday and there are no weddings to blog and no portrait sessions to be edited and so I was wondering what to blog about and it hit me! COMMENTS! I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now but this little thing called “graduation and the end of college” keeps distracting […]
Today is Friday and there are no weddings to blog and no portrait sessions to be edited and so I was wondering what to blog about and it hit me! COMMENTS! I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now but this little thing called “graduation and the end of college” keeps distracting me!
I wanted to explain about “comments” and why I adore them. It is a common, yet legitimate misunderstanding that photographers and really any other type of blogger just love to have personal praise. Bloggers ask for comments and sometimes beg for them! It’s so unattractive! However! There is so much more behind a comment.
I remember receiving my first real comments and I was just beside myself! I called Michael and emailed my Mom! (dramatic, I know) The fact that individuals would take time to look at my blog just blew me away! I couldn’t believe that my images and words were worthy of anyone’s time! I was thrilled!! The more I blogged, the more comments came pouring in. I really cherish them and I read them all!! Jasmine Star said it all to well she explained that if people are kind enough to leave encouraging words and personal feedback, of course she’s going to read them! (and she reads them ALL… she’s wonderwoman, I’m convinced) Comments are the number one way I connect with my viewers and clients. When someone comments, it isn’t just a pat on the back, it’s showing me what I’m doing right and also what I’m doing wrong. There have been some posts with absolutely no activity and no comments. … and while I normally pout for about 10 seconds, I get over it and I learn from those days! My comments have taught me what my viewers like and dislike and this has had an INCREDIBLE impact on my business!
So if you have ever left a comment, please know that I truly appreciate them and I thank you! I thank you because YOU are the reason Inspired Designs is growing! You get full credit! I am constantly humbled and encouraged by emails, comments and amazing feedback from all of you amazing blog readers. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
And because this post would be super boring without a picture, here’s a quick shot that has Summer written all over it! Enjoy this beautiful day!!!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.