It has been so so long since I have updated. Work and balancing my social and creative life takes up so much of my time. But I am getting better, and creating so much. I have a lot of new work. A lot of new ideas and really tying to stay focused. My childlike mind makes it hard to stay on task but I am coming into my own as I reach my 27th year.
Very soon, Ill launch my website, and some other new fun stuff.
Happy Sunday! This week, in honor of Mother’s day, I decided to post a mini project that my mom really liked. My mother is one of my biggest supporters. She dreamed of her little girl being a nurse, like her. Instead she got this anxiety ridden artist. I couldn’t ask for a better mother. Ill dedicate this post to all mothers, living or passed on, single mothers/fathers, and anyone who is that mother figure in someones life.
Every other week Ill post some random snaps I took over the week. I’ll be starting mini photo themes to keep myself active and my eye sharp. But this week, Its all just documentary style snaps of my life lately.
Just 3 years ago if I heard those two works spoken together I would cringe. Shooting weddings scared me. When I shot my first wedding in 2009, I was only an assistant. Yet, I was so nervous I threw up in the bathroom before the ceremony even started. When I shot my first wedding solo, I, again, was too nervous to even present the photos and book to the Bride. I just mailed it to her. Now, I’m only scared a little of the thought of sleepless nights of editing.
I am only a year into the start of my business, Mariah Alicia Visual. Its a slow and steady process that I’m humbled to go through. With summer season approaching, I’m mentally preparing myself for the weddings I have booked this season. I’m much more comfortable shooting weddings now. Over the last few years, I’ve grown into my own and I’m not as socially awkward as I use to be (for the most part).
If you or anyone you know needs a wedding photographer, you can view more of my sample work on my website. You can also drop my a line here, or skip all that and email me directly email@example.com.