The Power of a Personal Project
When choosing a photographer it is important to view their personal photography life. Checking out your photographer on Instagram is an excellent way to get a feel on how active they are pursuing their career. You shouldn’t hire a photographer who just has a “nice” camera and wants a little bonus money. You want a photographer who is deeply connected with his/her camera and has a clear vision of the story being told. When I first started my photography business I met a zillion other photographers. In fact, I quit telling people I did photography because it seemed everyone’s response was “Me Too!” or “Oh, I did that…” and they would go into their story. There are definitely a lot of photographer’s out there! I love it! Creatives bursting out at the seams. However, photography is a skill. It is expensive to learn, time consuming, technical, and often doesn’t pay much. When you are deciding between photographer’s look at their Instagram. Instagram is the platform for personal projects. A good creative sees the power of a personal project as a way to grow in their craft. It will overflow in each image they post. Social media provides a way for photographer’s to get recognized and show off their best work. When checking out your photographer and you see a bunch of i phone photos of nothing “special” or “thought out” chances are you will be disappointed with the end result and photos they deliver you as a client.
I debated on showing these photos. It’s from a personal project I did a few months ago. I shared a few shots on Instagram but thats kinda where I left it. This is my husband. I wanted to capture him the way he is, the way our Children will remember him. This is him at home, in his work clothes, in his office, with things that encompass him and who he is as a husband and father. He told me I couldn’t post these, but come on they are GOOD photography (plus he never reads my blog and hates photography)! He looks so handsome its like falling in love all over again for me. So here is an example of how good personal products can be for your creativity and your clients. Enjoy!
Kristin of Whimsee Art Photography focuses on collaborating with all clients on their photographic vision. Please contact me today to being planning your next session.