I am inspired by photography and after being encouraged by so many many people, we have decided to take the necessary steps to the beginnings of our own photo business. I'm not too sure where to begin with all this and I'm fairly certain that this process will be a number of years in the making but I'm very excited to take these steps forward to pursue my dream.
Obviously because I have little experience in the business side of things I'm still rather tentative about cost and how much time I'll actually have to put into this but a person needs to start somewhere. My dear friend Ange whom I'm sure many of you read really encouraged me not to undervalue myself either. She's so wise like that. Must be the over 30 thing. JUST KIDDING! Actually I hear the thirties are pretty great. And if I can look half as good as her when I'm in my 30's I'll be a happy woman.
Back to business. Literally. So, I've been talking about business names with my inspiring hubby and he asked me what it is about photography that I love so much and how do i want to portray that in a business name.... Well.... I feel that photography should be more than just taking a pretty picture. A good photo should be real, raw, it should invoke emotion. It should tell a story in a sense. Be inspirational. I've bee trying to achieve those things in my photos. This is why I REALLY prefer on site photography and I REALLY dislike posed studio photos. You know the kind. Put your hand on the shoulder here, tilt your head a little here, smile without showing you teeth here. Blah blah blah.....Gimme a break and be real! Show me some real emotion. Sheesh. That said, I think we've pretty much decided on Emblem Photography. It is a name associated with storytelling. It's about a symbol. Which is in a sence what a photo is. A symbol, a captured moment in time that wil remind you of that time in the past. Who you were, who you loved, what you felt. So, all you people out there...Can I take your picture? Amanda and her fun family got to be some of my first guinea pigs. See......?
Are you as excited as Avelyn?