Seeking Purpose

seeking purpose

First I should start this post off by saying thank you.  Thank you to all the people that are constantly encouraging me and pushing me to be a better servant, in all aspects of my life.  What I’m especially grateful for today  is that I am a part of a community within my job, as a photographer, in which we are constantly pushed to go deeper.  Our businesses are not something just to please ourselves and to fulfill our own passion, but instead its a platform to serve other people.

Something that’s really been on my heart lately is creating images that have purpose behind them.  I want my images to matter to the people I’m serving, my clients.  Sometimes we get lost behind the craft and forget to tell the story.  Well, I want to be intentional about telling the story.  I’m so grateful that I can come into my wedding season knowing this and having my heart in this place before it gets started!  I can’t wait to see what this year brings!!!  Happy Tuesday!!


May 13, 2014

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  1. SO great seeing you last night!!! You are right, we need to put the big fat “WHY” (as J&M would say) behind what we do as photographers. Sometimes it’s hard to define, but it is really beneficial to have a clear mind knowing that there is a drive for why we do what we do. Not necessarily regarding how we take photos, but it could even be a simple question, WHY do I blog every Monday-Friday. WHY do I submit photos for publication/features? WHY do I support my photography community? So many whys!!! Haha! Cannot wait to see what your year has in store for you!

  2. YES YES YES!!!! i try to keep this in mind with every single business decision I make.

  3. Kristi McKeag says:

    Love this, Lauren!! And love you!!! Keep on doing what you are doing girl!! You truly have a gift of story telling through your images!! :) xoxox

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