Hello & welcome everyone to the new site everyone!
(And Monday Meet Up!)
You’ll see we have officially converted over to C. elyse photos as well. For about a year, my site has been in a temporary limbo hold. My web host updated and I lost the functionality of half the site. *Insert head on desk gesture as dramatic as possible*. I brought Matt on as a second photographer and put up a temporary site to serve as a placeholder. Then got pregnant, had a baby, and got pregnant again!, had another baby lol. So, the site sat in limbo.
But today I get to say welcome to the new website and the rebrand! I’ll still be updating galleries to reflect stylistic changes. But as one can imagine, having a 13 month old and an almost three month old makes getting lots and lots of computer time a luxury. So I place priorities on editing client galleries first.
A little bit about how we got here:
As Matt and I have worked together more, we have come to the realization that a shared site just won’t cut it. His style is different than mine. He edits more towards the darker, dramatic, and moodier (much like himself to be honest lol) and my heart gravitates towards what in our industry we call light & airy. You’ll still see pops of color and emotionally dramatic images, I just really love all that light. Hell, it’s why I like every wall in the house painted a shade of white. So, I hope you all continue to love what gets put out because the road to getting here has been a long, hard, beaten down one at times. The lyrics to Alan Jackson’s “Long Hard Road” about sum it up.
It’s gonna be a lot more personal
I’ve had to let go of a lot of “the rules” that I learned. Let go of setting myself up to shoot what didn’t really make my heart happy because I didn’t want to not appeal to someone’s tastes, and I honestly have a hard time letting go of showing images I do love that don’t fit what I want my brand to be either.
I’m starting fresh. I’m giving myself some grace in still being able to show that older work I do love on this blog. (that I hopefully won’t neglect). I’ve put on my big girl panties that have a giant “f it” across the tush (that might be one of my favorite words). I’m putting work out there that reflects the brand I’ve been wanting to have but haven’t had the guts to pursue. I’m gonna go for it.
Why? Because I want it. Because my client’s deserve the real me. Because my client’s deserve a set style. And because the past three years have been really hard, really amazing too, and I deserve to be true to myself. We all deserve that.
And if you want to see my inspiration board for the site here it is. How did I do?