Everywhere I look I'm told to be myself.
Seems simple enough? Well it is tell you are asked to do it. I have been trying to have my photography (wedding specifically) take off for the last two years but I have been extremely focused this year. Everything I read is all about branding. "No matter what business you are in you need to define and maintain your "brand"".
What does that even mean? I have come to a place where I will make some assumptions about what that means:
It means you have to define yourself.
It means you have to categorize yourself.
It means you have embody what you have defined and Categorized.
How do I define myself?
Seems somewhat simple, again... but again it is not so easy to define "yourself" in a way that is appealing. It is like having to write an AD for yourself that will run from now until the end of time.
How do I know?
Who knew it is so hard to define yourself, to be yourself and to sell yourself?
I'm a pretty confident person, ask my husband (he thinks a little too confident, at times), and "defining myself" didn't seem to daunt me in the slightest when I first heard it but know after trying it... Yea.
After a lot of thought I have decided to scrap any stringent line of what I "should be" or what I "want to be" and leave you with "who I am". Boiled down to things about me that smack you in the face, in their simplest forms.
I am married to the love of my life., my best friend and business partner: Chris.
Continuing on in this sickeningly sweet thought process (ready for your "Ahhhh" any moment now) Chris and I love to cook together.
I love media. In all forms: art, music (though I just know what I like... not what is good), TV, movies, you name it and unfortunately for you I like to make references all the time.
I love sugar, a LOT too much but only I don't like cookies (save for Peanut butter... I mean really who can hate on some peanut butter cookies!)
I love fashion: including and not limited to hats!
I am pragmatic to a fault.
I am the youngest of five which has burdened the world with my desire to be heard: I am loud, out there and no one can stop me.
I believe in and trust in a true and loving God.
I don't know if that is what branding is "supposed" to look like but I don't care. Here without finesse is who, in a small nutshell, I am.
Ready or not world:
Here I come!