Every day I continue to confront questions and concerns about running my own business. I constantly come face to face with a decision that I don't even know how to begin to make. It's daunting, it's hard work, it's risky, and it's exhilarating literally ALL at the same time. I know it's worth it because nothing fills my heart or refreshes my busy brain like a photoshoot does. Whenever I begin to doubt myself.. which is often.. trust me, that doubt completely vanishes once I'm behind my camera again.
My point of bringing this up is two-fold:
1) I would love to get some feedback on an idea I'm trying to formulate, because I'm struggling with whether or not the time, energy and investment it will take is worth it.
2) I'd like to share a little bit more about myself for anyone who cares to read my blog. Vulnerability and candidness are not my strong suits, but I've been thinking lately that in order to develop trusting and wonderful relationships with my clients (past, present and future), I need to share some more of myself with them. I put my work on display everyday, and while I don't need to do the same with what goes on behind that work, I think it will do me some good to share bits and pieces of who I am and why I do what I do.
Allow me to circle back to point number one! I've been toying around with the idea of opening up an online print shop that can be accessed through my website - a place where people can go to purchase physical prints of art, nature, travel and still life photographs that I have taken over the years. My hope is maybe even to break into the market scene one day or host galleries a few times a year where I can sell all kinds of printed product. I would absolutely love it if YOU, reading this right now, would be kind enough to give me any feedback you'd like about what your thoughts are on this. Would you buy a print? Are photographs something you like to decorate your home with? Do you prefer other types of art for decorative purposes? Is there a particular product or style of print you would be interested in purchasing? If you have any feedback or questions for me, you can comment on this blog post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below you will find a small sampling of the kind of photographs that you would find for sale on a hypothetical Laura Grace Photography print shop.
To each and every one of you who takes the time to read my blog (which will be more active going forward), visits my website, supports me and my work - whether you're a stranger, a friend, or a family member, THANK YOU! I appreciate you so so much!