January 10, 2014

A New Year | Flourish

A new year is upon us. A fresh start, another chance.

What goals do you have pertaining your photography business? Putting the business aspect aside, what about your passion for what you do — how will you allow that to flourish in the coming year?

Many new photographers are surprised to learn just how much business know-how they must possess . . . that no matter how good a photographer you may be, talent is not enough. You need to know how to to get yourself in front of your potential client and run profitably among the “$50 session with free disc” sorts.

But, a few years down the line something may happen . . . some begin to notice how they’ve neglected something. The love of photography that first drew them into the wondrous web of capturing memories. When this is allowed to flounder and burn-out draws near — how can one survive in a craft that depends so much on the heart-connection between a photographer and a fleeting moment?

There will always be another client, another deadline. But there will never be another you. No other photographer can see nor interpret the world quite as you do.

This year, remember your first love.

Remember the thrill of the shutter’s release and the flirtatious dance of light and shadow.

May photography always leave you breathless and wanting for more.

Let this year be the year to flourish.


By the way, the fabulous lace teepee was made by FAAS Design + the ribbon backdrop was made by yours truly.

Until next time!

- Skye, xoxo


| Credits |

Skye Hardwick of Work of Heart Photography 
Love what I do? Learn from me | The Workshop Workbook &
Sweetlight Collective Workshop in SoCal

Images © 2012 Skye Hardwick Edmonds
All images registered at U.S. Copyright Office
Do not use without explicit permission

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20 Creatives Left Comments

  1. Valerie says:

    Very inspirational! Your writing always leaves me with a renewed sense of optimism and much to think about. Love the images as well. Your beautiful ribbon backdrop looks like so muck fun! Was it made from regular satin ribbon?

  2. Kristi says:

    I needed to read this this morning, thank you! Your work is gorgeous, as always, and your words are much needed. I often feel overwhelmed by the lack of professionals in my area as far as photography goes and the mass amounts of people willing to pay for such bad photography. BUT I press on….back to finding MY passion. (=

  3. Jenn says:

    Beautifully stated

  4. Mariah Gale says:

    Beautiful colors!

  5. Alex Davies says:

    How right you are! It’s easy to forget the passion when you have so many other things to focus on. What a beautiful post accompanied by wise words. Thank you for sharing x

  6. Exactly where I am Skye; feeling a huge need to get back to the LOVE of photography. I am so thankful for the success of my business, but it has taken a toll on my creativity and love of the craft. Thanks for the reminder :)

  7. Lauren says:

    So perfectly stated Skye!! And this shoot is lovely and so was your backdrop! May you have a blessed 2013:)

  8. Thankyou. I needed that :)

  9. Julie Gibbs says:

    So right on, and Stunning photos as usual! You are definitely my biggest inspiration!

  10. Stacey says:

    Finding this site today was surely a Godsend I am looking to be more creative but find myself falling short on the energy to put wonderful things like this together! But just look at how beautiful it is! I love both themes but the ribbon idea of yours is perfect for an upcoming cake smash is this made out of sheets if you don’t mind :) Thanks for sharing and I am now going to be following!!

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