me and my beautiful kidlets, with a message for YOU!
It’s the new year and I want to say the biggest THANK YOU to:
YOU! Yes, really, you – as you are, reading this right now.
You – who knows how dear family and loved ones are!
You – who knows the true value of exchange. Why? Because I believe it is what makes the world turn. I always value the exchange when I photograph – it’s what enables me to do this thing that I want to do for you, and be able to provide for my family that I love!
You – who have been embellysh’d already or will be in 2013!
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2013 is well underway, and all my good intentions of getting out a proper thanks at the end of 2012 were waylaid for one reason or another. Like a lot of things in my life, really. This year however, I’m totally making it a priority to focus on what is important in my life – things that really matter to me, and my family.
My business matters to me & my family, so I’m writing down some of why I do what I do.
For clarity. And to share, with you.
Tonight, the word ~ ‘serendipity’ has been dancing in my head, and I think I am feeling the momentum of this gorgeous sounding word and it’s implications (just read that it is one of the hardest words to translate though!!). It possibly is a bit naff to suggest that everything has been a ‘happy accident’ – it’s not – there has always been my drive to keep things going, but when I look back and think of the beginnings of my business, I am amazed at the abundance of love that has helped me along my way with embellysh. Particularly, a couple of sorts… both the love that drives the desire to know itself – (yes – you beautiful families/ people that appreciate a great record of your love – history, beautifully captured, mind you!) and also the love that is communication and sharing between people. Both of these have supported my business and passion to date.
And I am often to find, things seem to happen just at the right moments ~ this is the serendipity I know.
The shared understanding of meaningful ‘things’ really connect us as people – and
I am incredibly grateful for those that have recommended my photography work!
Word of mouth, this is what has driven the work to keep flowing and to help me believe and trust in the notion that my photography is appreciated.
So a big fat THANK YOU, goes to those that have shared the belief that my work is of value
because, I whole heartedly believe it is. Here’s why:
LOVE. The driving force behind our everyday actions – whether we like doing them or not – is often driven silently by love. Seeing our love in action, is an incredibly powerful affirmation of motivation to keep doing all the ‘other’ stuff we do, in order to enjoy our major loves and all that we are capable of. And bless those zen enough to find enjoyment in EVERYTHING they do… you’re on my inspiration list.
But for those who like a reminder, or appreciate a record of it – this is what I bring to the table, with each and every photographic piece of work I do – a look at the love that belongs to you! It’s most definitely beautiful (because of it’s very nature), it’s very real, and I love letting it be tangible. My photo’s are like a strengths-based approach to your own life – highlighting the brilliant stuff you’ve got going on! Showing the way you connect with your loved ones or your work, or even something else you’ve created…
In 2012, I photographed love in the forms of:
- artists, expressing
- groups of people who love the change they are making in the world
- a purpose built accommodation building (built with so much freaking love in mind)
- small businesses that are driven by a love of what they offer, and