Lately I’ve been feeling a very strong urge to move away from what this blog seems to be all about. I think of all the professional photographers that I admire (ok, stalk) and it seems a shame to think that just because I slap the word “photography” next to my name and make a website that I’m somehow worthy to be in the same game as them. All I really am is a girl with a deep admiration for a good angle and great lighting who has been blessed enough to afford a wonderful camera. I don’t claim to be anything more.
So I guess it seems my heart is changing.
I LOVE photographing people, don’t get me wrong. But maintaining a site called Shelby Taylor Photography when the photography part is really little more than an exaggerated hobby seems wrong. It feels like a lie. Especially when the number of Things I Love Thursday posts outnumber the actual picture session posts.
That is why I’m working on what I’m looking at as an extreme makeover. A site that will be more about the goings on of my life where I can have the freedom to write more and write whatever I want. There will most definitely still be TILTs, and definitely still be pictures. There will also be more. More about my life and what happens in it (to keep family members and friends in the loop). I’m not doing this because there’s some huge demand for it, but simply because I want to and have the means to.
STP is not going anywhere, but it’s simply being absorbed by what it has always been apart of: my life. I’ll still accept offers for pictures like I always have, and still pour myself into every bit of it when hired. I just don’t want there to be any hint of pretentiousness in it, and that’s what I saw every time I looked at the words “Shelby Taylor Photography.”
I am a girl who enjoys taking pictures of people. I am not a “photographer.” Photographer, to me, means professional. I know what to do with my camera and how to manipulate it to get the results I want, but I am by no means a professional.
So I say all this just to give you guys a heads up. I’m very excited about what’s coming, but bare with me as it might take a while before it’s all good to go.
Thank you for your support thus far, and for your continued support through the rest!
>>>Oh and hey, while all this new stuff is going on, don’t think you can’t hit me up for some pictures. I have almost nothing to do this summer and I mean, just because I can see the bottom of my money pit, doesn’t mean I want to! College fund, hello.