keep on clickin

filed under: I Am Mommy on December 29, 2013

Photography has been a bit of a conundrum for me.  I love love love to take pictures, but have never felt much confidence in it.

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I am enamored with the idea of capturing a moment in time.  With causing others to stop and appreciate something that they may or may not have noticed prior.  With finding beauty in the ordinary.

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Recently I created a new Media Kit, which is basically the equivalent of a bloggers resume.  I actually hired someone to do this, as resumes are not my strong suit.  One thing that I was tasked to do is define my occupation.

(Apparently “blogger” is not sufficient.)

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And there, in black and white and looking as scary as ever, I had written ‘Photographer’.

The timid insecure girl in me wanted to immediately follow it up with, “…but not a good one, I just do it because I have to!”

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But I shouldn’t have.  Because even if my images are not as professional as they should be, or correct in composition, or are over sharpened, or are of the same leaf that has been photographed a million times before…

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…even if they are not beauty in someone else’s eyes, that is ok.

I have to say it again;  If others don’t like what I do, its ok.


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They are an extension of me.

Of my perspective in this world.

And my soul finds purpose in that very simple expression of self.

So for now, I will keep on clicking.

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  • janet says:

    NEVER stop clicking – obviously you and I are the same in the feeling that photographs are essential to our lives, our past, our present, and hopefully sometime in the future someone else will find joy in what we have chosen to capture.

    • Amanda says:

      Yes! So well said. 🙂

  • vanillasugarblog says:

    I can help!
    I have learned to find my strength in capturing photos that haven’t been done; and in my style
    It’s a challenge and reward all in one.
    Like that baby photo you took with the snowflake on the eyelash?
    Work from there… 😉

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you can help! You are SO talented. Thank you sweety!!!

  • Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    I’ve often marveled at how beautiful your photos are Amanda. You’re are one talented lady!

    • Amanda says:

      You are too kind Renee… thank you. Your words mean a lot to me!

  • Amy Allen Clark says:

    Oh, I so get this. It is so hard to own those titles. I won’t even say writer or photographer unless someone shames me into it. Your images are beautiful and I love all you do! You amaze me every day! xo

    • Amanda says:

      Which is crazy because you are SUCH a talented writer and photographer!! Seriously. Why do we not believe the best about ourselves??? 🙂

  • sheila says:

    hows that saying go? beauty is in the eye of the beholder…..
    great photography
    love them all!

  • Tammy says:

    Oh! I feel the SAME exact way. We are too peas in a pod. And Oh! I SO LOVE your photography. If it helps you to own it: I say that you ARE a photographer and a breathtaking one at that! I LOVE the details of the ice crystals up close. There is such depth, and interesting subjects /compositions (?) I’ve never seen before. They intrigued me. I really found them fascinatingly interesting; I truly was in awe. Thank you SO much for capturing God’s beauty in the world b/c I probably NEVER would have seen those images (or have the odds against me seeing them) since I don’t live anywhere near snow! 🙂 Thank you for opening my world. You ROCK! 🙂 Thanks for using the gifts the Lord gave you as a blessing and gift to us all to be in awe of Him and HIS handiwork in nature. Be encouraged. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much for commenting Tammy!! Its good to know there is a kindred spirit out there who I can identify with. Thank YOU for taking the time to offer up encouragement and friendship! 🙂

  • buttercream bakehouse says:

    OMG! Are you kidding me? You are the reason I bought a new lens and starting taking better pictures. Your blog is an inspiration to me and it’s because of your amazing Photography. You go girl! I hope you have a wonderful and productive New Year. Happy Blogging !

  • Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them 🙂

  • darcie says:

    your photos are gorgeous. you should be very, very proud of your work! xo

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