Welcome to the Chelsey Photography Blog! Knowing I was turning 30 this year, I wrote down some goals I wanted to accomplish in my third decade of life, and this blog and what I’m about to announce are two of my HUGE goals that have been on my heart for so long. I honestly never really had a desire to start a blog, it just felt like one more thing to maintain (I may still feel that way), but my business and my mind needs a place to write and share photos in a space that isn’t controlled by social media guidelines. So here we are! Let me be perfectly clear and say I make no promises on how often or when this will be updated, we’re just gonna go ahead and set that bar reallll low for now. 😉
Without further delay…the announcement I’ve been teasing on Facebook!
My first session was taken with a borrowed camera, on the kitchen floor of a very trusting friend (thanks, Lacey!). Fast forward to now, I have my own studio, and I’ve photographed almost 100 newborns. I’m so grateful to the families who trusted me while I went up the very steep learning curve of newborn photography. It seems there is a new photographer starting every day, and I used to spend a lot of time being frustrated and discouraged by that, but in the last couple of years, I’ve realized there really isn’t anywhere for those people to go locally to learn the basics, let alone advanced posing. What an incredible opportunity to help those people get their feet under them! My style isn’t the only or the right style. My technique isn’t perfection. As I write this, I’m still terrified that I’m not good enough to be doing this at all. But I know I can teach someone something. What good is my wisdom if I don’t share it? My goal with mentoring is to ensure new photographers are posing babies safely, comfortably, and truly focusing on what’s most important: THE MIRACLE THAT IS A BABY. If you’re interested, you can read more about the options HERE!
So, let’s throw it back to when I started, and to where I am now. THIS is what 8 years has taught me. If you want to see growth like this in your work, keep reading below!
In honor of my birthday today, February 22nd, I’m offering 22% OFF FOR THE FIRST 2 PEOPLE who book any mentoring package(s)!
Go HERE to see options and let’s DO THIS!
Love & hugs,