After attending an AMAZING seminar this week, it got me thinking…who am I!? Do my clients and readers know the REAL Amber? How am I perceived by others? Merely as a photographer? A professional? Or as ME? I decided to embark on a new journey. To make a turn on the path I’ve been walking. II know myself inside and out and am confident in who that person is. Now I want you to know ME! The real me, not just the photographer you’ve decided to hire. I want you to walk into your session saying, ‘hey, I know we haven’t met in real life until now, but I feel like I already know you!’ You know, like the way you feel know your fav celebrity (not that I’m a celebrity or will ever even be close, but you know what I mean ) So here we go.
First things first, I speak in sentence fragments! My English teachers probably hated me. Haha!
I type the way I speak. I may not always use correct punctuation either! Sorry, grammar police.
I never wink in person. I use winky dudes constantly when I type, but I will never, ever wink at you in real life!
I love flip-flops and adorable flats
I love, love a great pair of comfy jeans! I will likely shoot your session in jeans–not weddings or events, but definitely regular sessions!
I have moments when I feel like a failure as a mom. I believe that anyone who doesn’t have moments like this in life is in denial! It’s the things like, “Would my kids be better off in daycare where they can socialize? Did we choose the right carseat? Did I give them enough veggies today? How did I forget the diaper bag AGAIN!?”
I hate being late! I will always be on time or early if I’m getting somewhere alone. If my children or husband are involved, we will be late. As much as I hate it, I’ve come to accept it!
I have an incredible sense of direction, but am notorious for getting on freeways going the wrong direction!! Need to go South? You can bet I’ll end up going North!
I used to hate my husband’s relationship with his iPhone. I even called it the other woman for awhile! After a 2 year relationship with my own iPhone, I found myself falling asleep with it on my chest last night!! I apologized to my husband this morning.
I am a peacemaker.
I love all things vintage and all things modern. Odd mix, eh?
I am a perfectionist, but am FAR from perfect. I will admit when I’ve made a mistake. Mistakes make us human and REAL!
I prefer to think friend rather than assume enemy! Local photographers as competition? Naw. I think, colleagues! Potential friends!
I love meeting new people.
I use a lot of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when I type!!! I know it drives people nuts, but hey, I get excited sometimes
I LOVE wasabi peas.
I treat people the way I want to be treated–with kindness and respect.
I am a courteous driver. I always hope that allowing someone to merge ahead of me will cause a chain reaction of courteous driving!
So, you feel like you know me a little better now? Didn’t want all that info? I apologize. It’s out there now and I’m feeling liberated! In fact, brace yourself…there will be more personal posts here from now on! I may not be a perfect business woman, a perfect wife, a perfect mom; but I’m ME and that makes me happy (There’s the winky dude again!)
I’m far behind on blogging right now, but PROMISE to have a few recent weddings up on the ol’ blog soon!