Madison, Senior session on Bowditch Beach

Fort Myers Family portraits, Fort Myers Headshots, Fort Myers photographer, Fort Myers senior photographer

All I can say, is that I have the best senior clients EVER. So sweet, beautiful, and not afraid to be in front of the camera!! Thank you Madison! Best wishes on your graduation and future endeavors!

www.elsiejphoto.com

DSC_9404DSC_9412DSC_9414DSC_9425DSC_9449DSC_9605DSC_9557DSC_9653DSC_9661DSC_9617DSC_9538DSC_9486DSC_9375DSC_9372DSC_9333DSC_9395DSC_9665

Advertisements

My WHY

family portraits. photography, Fort Myers Family portraits, Fort Myers Headshots, Fort Myers Maternity Photographer, Fort Myers one year old shoot, Fort Myers photographer, Fort Myers senior photographer, Fort myers wedding photographer, Naples Wedding Photographer, Photography thoughts, Southwest Florida Weddings, Weddings. Photography.

Often times as I a business owner and a photographer, I find myself wanting to post more about the people that I am photographing, rather then of myself. This year I have made it one of my goals to have a healthy balance of both.

I want you, my loyal friends and clients, to know my why. Why Elsie J Photo is so important to me.

It isn’t a secret that spending more quality time with my babies is my number one reason for wanting to be self-employed. Even though I was so grateful for my job as a teacher, the past four years I found myself becoming more and more exhausted. I wanted to be more present and less tired when I got home from work. I felt like my kids weren’t getting all of me. And although there are days that I am tired now, I have the energy to keep up with them! I was walking into the store today with my youngest and I whispered to him how much I love spending time with him. I want them both to know that these moments are cherished beyond measure.

When I would meet with clients on a shoot they would always look at me like “you teach, do photography, and have small children?” Looking back, it does seem a little bit tiring to think about, but I needed my side hustle to become my main hustle. AND HERE WE ARE! Was it a lot at times, yes. Was it utterly worth it, obviously.

My second why is that I love creating stories (if you missed me talking about this, visit my website to see my behind the scenes video). I love seeing what I can create when I first meet a client. But most importantly, I love making people happy. I believe that I have a special chance to create lasting images for people and that is a pretty cool feeling.

I get to push myself creatively and am in a constant state of change. I can see myself as a business owner evolving, as is my photography itself. And that my friends is pretty sweet.

So if you’re still reading along here, I need you to know that regardless of how Facebook or Instagram have changed their algorithms again, any like, comment, or share means something to me. It means that not only are you seeing posts, but so are others! In staying true to authenticity I wanted you all to know that I’m not just a mom with a nice camera but one who has a why behind it.

Stay beautiful, friends! xoxoxo

 

DSC_2290DSC_9674DSC_9679DSC_9695DSC_9701DSC_9710DSC_9716DSC_9718

KALON Consulting, marketing agency of Southwest Florida.

Fort Myers Headshots, Fort Myers photographer, Photography thoughts, Southwest Florida Weddings

When Ashley Burns, head of KALON Consulting first contacted me, I knew that this would be a really fun project. She wanted to update her business websites and wanted a fresh look to go along with her very organic views on marketing. If you are in need from someone in marketing, I would definitely contact her. She’s both sweet, fun, and she knows what she’s doing 🙂

I absolutely adored getting to work with her on this special project. Special thanks to Studio RK for hair and makeup and use of their fantastic space.

For all inquiries please visit www.elsiejphoto.com

2017-12-02_00022017-12-02_00032017-12-02_00042017-12-02_00012017-12-02_00052017-12-02_00062017-12-02_0008