I am so glad you're here! This is my little corner where I get to share some of my most favorite images from engagements, weddings, births, my travels and my own little family from time to time. Hang out, look around, and please reach out to say hello!
It would be so easy to isolate yourself in this industry. Just like it’s so easy to compare yourself and your work to someone else, I can see how it would be simple to just not collaborate or anything with others in the same field. But honestly, isolation is never a good thing. In isolation you begin to tell yourself lies and then you start to believe them – whether it’s about yourself, your own work, what others think of you, how “things are done”, etc.
But in community, if you surround yourself with others that are honest with you and encourage you, this world becomes a better place. These people help you see more clearly and when those lies start to creep in, they’re there to help you see the truth! I’m so thankful for this photography industry and the people I’ve met along the way. Not only do I “have people” in my little town of Greenville, but around the globe! Granted, there are some photographers out there who prefer the isolation. They don’t like being surrounded by others for whatever reason and I’d be willing to bet that they aren’t that happy.
So, today, I’m saying out loud that I’m thankful for my people. I’m thankful for this world that I’ve fallen into within photography. I’ve been SO blessed, SO challenged, SO pushed, and SO encouraged by this community that most days I can’t believe it’s real. The fact that I was able to hop on a plane, fly across the country and stay with one of my people because of this little black box we take photos with is amazing. Melissa Kilner, you’re incredible and I’m so thankful for you and your precious family for allowing me into your lives for a few days! All of you are amazing and I’m beyond blessed to know you.