Hello and happy snow day to all my local friends!Today’s a record day for crazy Maryland weather. But that’s a good thing! Not only does it mean us working folks get one of those elusive snow days, but I get to sit down and write a post to share something awesome that I got to do recently!
I had the incredible experience of a one-on-one mentoring session with the amazing Natalie of Natalie Franke Photography! Seriously, this girl is adorable and crazy-good at what she does. And the best part was, thanks to the weird Maryland snowy weather we’ve been having, I got to hang out with Natalie twice!! Part one consisted of a visit to Natalie’s home where we got to sit down and chat about sooo many things. We talked about business stuff, camera settings, photography ideas, and our inspiration for why we do what we do. Yeah we talked for a few hours and we may have gotten a tad emotional (one more reason I love you, Nat!), but I could have spent a whole day chatting with this girl! I learned so much, gained a little more insight into why I truly love photography, especially wedding photography, and had an absolute blast. I left more excited about my photography and my business, and more confident in my creativity to continue doing what I’m doing. You are both an inspiring presence and a strengthening one so thank you, thank you, thank you, Natalie.
Part two came next: headshots! A few weeks later, I met Natalie out in Annapolis to take some headshots and learn a little more about how she shoots out in the real world. I haven’t spent a lot of time in that area, but let me tell you, once it gets a bit warmer I’ll be gassing up my car to take more frequent visits–it’s gorgeous!! I may have been a tad nervous about spending some time on the other side of the lens, but Natalie’s excitement and warm, bubbly personality would get even the Grinch to loosen up in front of a camera! We spent a little time by the Maryland State House before heading down to the docks, and I’m so excited to share these beautiful pictures with you all! Excuse me while I go change my profile picture on every social media platform I have access to…
I feel so refreshed and excited to keep doing what I love doing! I look forward to getting to meet and work with more photographers in the future, to keeping in touch with Natalie, and to continue having my camera glued to my face every time something pretty is happening. This is an amazing industry that I’ve become a part of and I’m so blessed to have made friends with some of these lovely people!So thank you Natalie for your encouragement and for welcoming me into the family. And thank you to all of you for your support and your beautiful faces that I get to photograph!! I can’t wait to see what else this year holds!
P.S. All photo credit goes to Natalie Franke Photography, duh.