Tiny Toes has been around for quite some time now! And it has gone through a lot of changes from the start (2006!) until now. I won’t dwell on what those changes are … except this.
Towards the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 I began to have doubts about this business. I backed away from photography in a huge way. I barely took pictures of my own kids even! I was struggling with seeing my own worth as a photographer … I couldn’t quite see why anyone would hire me over somebody else. I was having trouble connecting with my work.
But recently I was watching a slideshow on my computer (you know .. the photo screen saver) of my kids. And I realized how much I LOVE those images. Not the posed ones … the every day ones. Here’s my kids making gnocchi. Here’s my kids painting a canvas for daddy for father’s day. Here’s my kids playing in the snow. I love EVERYTHING about those pictures. Their adorable, totally natural little expressions. The pure joy in their faces as they race down the hill on the sled. The look of concentration on my oldest daughter’s face as she paints. And of course, because I’m a giant photography nerd, I love the lighting.
And I really understood something I’ve known for awhile. The reason I wasn’t connecting anymore was because I want to be a storyteller. Nothing else. I want my sessions with you to tell a story. YOUR story. This is your game night. This is your daily routine. This is life. And it’s changing in a flash.
It’s also incredibly important to me to see your images printed. I’ve been doing this long enough to know something … and that is that the people who take their USB of images with the resolve to print them sometime … they very often don’t. I can’t tell you how many sessions I’ve done with repeat customers who never printed a single image from their first session. But an album of images from your session or a wall display? That will bring you joy EVERY time you look at it. That is the truth.
And if you join my mailing list, I’ll even give you a $50 credit for those prints. Plus you’ll be the first to know if I’m doing anything fun or exciting.
Please … let me do this for you. Tell me your story. Let me capture it for you forever.