Too Old to Be A Photographer?
February 9, 2022 / /
I often feel out of place in the portrait photography field.
Am I too old? Should I show my face more like the younger photographers do? Should I wear a cool floppy hat? Hold a coffee mug? Should my kids be in my stories? Do I have to do TikTok? Should my photos be more glowy? Is that a word? What if I don’t have a studio? Am I doing this right?
And then I talk some sense into myself and realize comparison will never get me anywhere.
I ask myself – what do I KNOW?
I know I have a camera in my hands for a reason. My 48 years have given me perspective, wisdom, and skill. I know how to get a teenage boy to smile. I can capture a hug between young brothers and sisters holding hands. I know the moment to get down on my belly and click some fantastic crisscross applesauce shots. I can help women my age feel comfortable getting headshots. I know the moment to be silent and let emotion speak for the moment. With my background in teaching English and managing a magazine, I know I can tell a story.
And I know enough to know that I am still growing. Still working at becoming who I am meant to be. Not perfect. Not young anymore. But beautifully made for this life I live now.
If you’d like me to tell your story, I’d love to chat. Send me an email or a message – or even give me a call!