Oh man, I am so nervous right now! My very first blog post! Like seriously, my heart is racing a bit. It’s kind of sad. I mean, this is no big deal, right? It’s only the first impression that people visiting this blog will get of me and my business. It’s only going to determine if they continue reading and maybe consider hiring me to photograph their wedding or engagement or family or whatever else they might want. That’s only going to determine the future success of my photography business. Yes, I am putting that much pressure on this one little post. Again….SO NERVOUS!! You would think that if I’m so worried about this first post blowing everyone’s socks off that I would have thought about it a lot and had something spectacular to write about……but I didn’t and I don’t. I’m just going to wing it and blab on about myself for a little bit. So here it goes…….
My name is Lauren and I want you to hire me . Nothing like getting straight to the point, right?! 🙂 For real though…..I’m originally from Hagerstown, MD and currently live in Laurel, MD with my husband, Dillon, and 3 cats, Charlie, Dexter, and Tilly (3 cats does not make me a crazy cat lady, ok? Ok. Good, I’m glad we agree on that). I love photography and, while this photography business thing is fairly new to me and somewhat intimidating at times, I am excited to find what my photography future holds. It started as a hobby and then in 2009 I began photographing weddings as an assistant photographer for my friend Dani. She has taught me so so so much. She’s been pushing me and helping me to venture off on my own and I heart her to pieces for it. So here I am! I’ll be using this blog to show you all my most recent work, along with a lot of weddings and such that I’ve helped photograph in the past. I’ll probably be boring you with too much information about myself from time to time, too. Hopefully I’ll do a good job at conveying my personality and photography style. And then the BIG one is that hopefully you’ll like what you see! I do, however, feel that I should just go ahead and be honest and let you know what you’re in for when it comes to how I’ll be writing on this thing. So…….I make no promises to blog every day. It won’t happen. I think I’ll be more like a once a week sort of girl. I think I’m horrible at writing so please don’t expect whimsical stories that elicit overwhelming feelings of romanticism, or hilarious tales of ridiculousness. It probably won’t happen, but who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky every once in a while. I don’t use proper grammar (but hey, I did spell grammar correctly!). I will begin sentences with “but” and “and”. Is that still a rule, though? School was soooo long ago. I will write “soooo” a lot. I won’t always put commas where they should be. Instead of using proper punctuation or forming a proper sentence I like to put lots of dots, like this………… They’re my favorite.
But now I feel like I should stop saying bad things about myself before I turn away the one last person that was still reading this out of the probably three that I started with. I really am excited about starting this blog. I’ll finally be getting my name out there and hopefully it will be received by many people in a positive way. I guess that’s why I’m really nervous, too…….with this blog I’m putting myself out there and people will be judging me. It’s like a window into my life and I’ll be inviting people inside. And there you go, apparently this blog will be a bit of a rollercoaster, too. I start out with my nervousness, go on to making fun of myself, and now I’m getting all sentimental on you. This ride is going to be tons of fun. I hope you think so, too. 🙂
And because this is a photography blog, I guess I should include a picture. Self portraits aren’t exactly my forte but I figured the first picture I post on here should at least be one I took myself. Plus, since this was pretty much all about me, this is what you get…….