Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CONQUERING FEAR


When I started this blog a few years ago, I had no idea what I was doing, and to be honest sometimes I still don't. All I knew was that I wanted to create a place where I could push myself creatively, share the things that inspire me and hopefully inspire you along the way.

At the time, I was working two jobs and the thought of starting a blog on top of it all seemed next to impossible, but I decided to go for it anyway. Although I had lingering thoughts of waiting until I had more time, until I had enough money for fancy props and equipment or until I could learn more about photography and teach myself coding, I realized if I kept waiting for the perfect time to get things started, it may never happen. Of all the things holding me back, that thought scared me the most, so I decided to go for it.

Since then, I have had plenty failed DIY's, recipes that didn't make the cut, numerous posts I had to rephotograph until they were just right and I wouldn't change a thing. Although I would hardly say I am an experienced blogger, I have learned a lot and have enjoyed the progress I've made so far, even if my blog continues to be a work in progress.

Speaking of a work in progress, I stepped in front of the camera this weekend to try my first style post and it was definitely outside my comfort zone. I am much more comfortable on the other side of the camera directing a shoot, but my talented friend Brooke helped boost my confidence and snapped these pictures of me in the park over the weekend. It was a windy afternoon, and after dealing with my nerves, fussing with my windblown hair and trying to keep my dress in place, I finally loosened up a bit and just had fun with it.

Photography by my lovely friend Brooke. Dress thrifted from Scout Dry Goods, vintage clutch from Paperdoll Vintage Boutique, and vintage ring c.o. my Grandma.
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  1. This is such an inspiring post. And you look like a natural in front of the camera. You're gorgeous!

    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Melissa! You're so sweet! I'm not sure about being a natural, but stepping in front of the camera is probably something I should do a little more often. It feels good stepping outside your comfort zone every once in a while right?

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