It's been a long time since I posted anything on the blog. It's been almost 2 years since I decided to disappear from my personal website. Over the course of the last 2 years I have changed my job and switched my career. I made new friends and lost some old ones. I started photographing weddings for Mango Studios and learned A LOT about photography. I feel like I have sharpened my skills and I am very grateful for everything the team has been teaching me. In other news, Michael and I bought our very first condo together and I spent most of the year making it feel like home. I'm really proud of what we have accomplished so far and it feels like I am really adulting. There are new responsibilities and new challenges to tackle. I don't think I will ever be the same person again.
However, one thing that I regret is leaving my blog unattended. The wedding industry has swallowed me completely, and although I really love what I do, it can get tiresome at times. Two summers have come and gone so fast, I was lost in a whirlpool of new people, new faces, endless weddings and deadlines. At one point I was so burnt out, I needed the entire winter to rest or rather disappear, really. Then the next winter came and with it I have found peace with my work and my soul. I'm looking now at the shifting light of days and I see a shift in myself and my photographs. A sudden awareness of light, a fleeting moment of beauty, readiness to take a photo. I am falling in love with photography again, and this thought brings real joy. I'd like to thank all of you who are reading this right now. Thank you for staying and being with me in spirit.
Today I am re-reading my New Year photography resolutions that I made at the end of 2017 and I feel excited to put my best foot forward to work toward them. To be accountable, I am posting them here:
- Shoot at least 1 small creative a month, even during the busy summer time.
- Take more street photos. I really like the street photography genre and I would like to come back to it. There was a time when I wouldn't leave a house without my camera and I'd like to renew those days.
- Introduce a new Style and Beauty category to my blog (Think about how it's going to look and what I'd like to shoot).
- Collaborate more with local Toronto creatives (whether it's designers, bloggers and stylists).
- Experiment with new ideas and compositions. I would love my work to be more cinematic and fashion-forward.
- Continue to focus on community growth via Instagram and bring those connections from online to offline.
- Become more fearless in my photography work and communication. I'm a pretty introverted person and I keep everything to myself. I am really working on opening up on my blog and my IG without being afraid of other people's opinions and judgement.
I don't really know where all this leads, and that's ok. The beauty of life lies in not knowing what everyday will bring, and I am ready to cease every opportunity that comes my way. As I am pressing the "Publish" button I wish everyone who is reading this success in accomplishing your own resolutions. Happy New Year.