Wednesday, December 30, 2009

{Pediatric} {Boutique}

SO ... do you follow me on Facebook and Twitter?

If you do, you may have seen my post/tweet last night. The one that prompted multiple messages and emails. The one about my latest epiphany. The one that sums up the changes coming to ccphotodesign.

Exactly WHAT am I talking about?

It occurred to me in the last few weeks as I was drowning in work, struggling to keep up and consequently spending a LOT of face to face time with my own images... that I am actually NOT a lifestyle photographer. I've called myself that for years because I knew I wasn't a traditional photographer. If you're not a traditional photographer - then you must be a lifestyle photographer right? I mean, that's the conclusion one would come to when blindly following the industry forums and watching the leading industry photographers.

Now, before I go on, please know - I AM NOT BASHING ANYBODY (well, anybody but myself). I have dear dear friends who are lifestyle photographers and fantastic ones at that. There are photographers that I follow and admire who are absolutely lifestyle photographers. There are also photographers I follow who are traditional photographers. The point is, just like there are landscape photographers, wedding photographers, fashion photographers, food photographers... (I could go on and on)... there are different portrait photographers as well.

I knew I loved photography in a non-traditional way. I've been an artist far longer than I've been a photographer - so obviously I knew I was an artist. But I got wrapped up in trying to be what I thought everyone wanted me to be. I followed - and I did it blindly.

I have made a decision. It's a hard one...

I. Will. Not. Follow. Anymore.

I am me and I will be me in my work from now on. I will forge a new path. Are there others out there that do the same thing I do. Oh, I'm sure of it. But it's a new path for me. A new path for my customers. Possibly a new path for KC.

My dear fans, customers and friends.

I am a pediatric boutique photographer.

{Pediatric} - noun
the branch of medicine concerned with the development and care of babies and children.

Ohhh... I know... I am NOT medicine. No way, no how. But I could think of no better word to describe the age I photograph. If you go to a pediatrician, I will photograph you. If you are too old for a pediatrician... I will kindly send you to one of my fab fab friends who photograph a variety of ages. (btw, if you want the best pediatrician or pediatric dentist in town - email me - I know them!)

-a note - I will photograph the parents of the children as long as they are with the child.

{Boutique} - noun
1. a small shop, esp. one that sells fashionable clothes and accessories or a special selection of other merchandise.
2. any small, exclusive business offering customized service
3. a small business, department, etc., specializing in one aspect of a larger industry.

Stay tuned for more information and a one-time special offer tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

REading the latest post reminded me of a photographer's blog that I recently discovered.
I just ran over to her site to see if she specifically had a "label" for what type of photographer she is but there wasn't one. I do know that she only does babies and children as well. Good for you and best to you in 2010! I love seeing your pics on here!
Shelly Todd