Are you passionately curious?
How are you Fueling The Fire
Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro your work should always be changing and evolving. I am always trying to outdo and top my last shoot. If you are anything like me or really any artist, you surely have moments where you think you are a fraud.
You think that the accidental moments of genius can never be repeated and perhaps you just got lucky. I am here to remind you, no my friend, not true! You are a brilliant, creative problem solver. You are always there at the right moment and the right time. Furthermore, your genius is always there for you to tap into.
As artists, building our character, style and diving deeper in our art is non negotiable. Because this is non negotiable I wanted to give some tips that I think will help build you armor up to protect you from you really. I want you to walk into any situation, challenge with confidence and a knowing that no matter what, you’re going to figure it out. I want you to be the photographer that always gets the shot. More than anything I want you to see and experience your full potential
What are you Passionately Curious about?
Who are you? What do you believe in? Inspired by? What movies, directors do you like? Who are the musicians do you jam out to? What are their music videos like? What are some of your early inspirations? Who are the photographers you love and why do you love them?
Is it the subject, colors, mood, scenery, light, composition. Being able to dissect these things will help you build more character in your work as well as bring you closer to creating that which inspired you and wants to speak through you. It’s all about asking the right questions. The more questions you ask the clearer things will become.
The best and most successful photographers are constantly pushing their art deeper by pulling inspiration from what is around them the most. As the brilliant wordsmith Oscar Wild said, Life imitates art more than art imitates life.
I feel this is especially important as a boudoir and intimate photographer. Making people feel comfortable is well, numero uno y’all. If self growth is not important to you, I don’t think you’ll achieve true success.
You have to invest into yourself! The more you invest in yourself, the more valuable you’ll be to others. This might make you cringe a little, but I’m going to say it. The willingness and having the vulnerability to know yourself better is the best way to build more character. You have to take time every week for personal growth and creative endeavors.
Off Hours Passions
Hobbies? What? Who has time for those? Coming back around to non negotiable, ya’ll should have at least one. You deserve to have something in your life that has nothing to do with family, photography, work, kids, husband, boyfriend, you get where I am going.
It’s so easy to get in these cycles where we are taking care of everyone else’s needs, but you have to learn to stop, breathe, time out… reevaluate where and what you are spending all your time on. Can you be more efficient, are you operating from sabotage, of course unconsciously? I mean it, we all do it! I have to daily check in with myself.
You have to make time for yourself because no one is getting the best of you if you are not your best self. Being your best self, your most creative self needs to be fed, nourished, nurtured and loved. You deserve time alone to meditate, cook, garden, do yoga, workout, write, sing, dance, something that fills you up with source energy. It’s mandatory people. We need source to expand and the more you visit, the better you become in every area of your life.
No more excuses! No more lying! You are worthy of every moment you spend on yourself. Self love gives you freedom. You are a leader now and if you are preaching self love and empowerment, you have to practice what you preach. You are changing what women think of themselves, that’s some powerful awesomeness.
Be passionately curious about exploring new things, schedule them in your calendar like appointments. Give yourself the permission to be fully self expressed like you ask your clients to do. Not only do you deserve it, but you were born to be a visual artist. This medium called to you for a reason. I think it’s us, the story tellers, light hunters, beauty seekers, empowerment cheerleaders that are leading the way for women. We have an important role in history I would like to believe.
Without a doubt, your passions will lead the way to a better you.
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