There is something magical about knowing who you are in life. At this very moment, on this very day. Knowing that tomorrow will look completley different and because of that being able to embrace what you have today.
There are so many photographers who struggle with how they want to publicly display and intertwine who they are in there personal lives with who they are ‘supposed’ to be in their businesses. Where you are told to make yourself relatable to your clients, first and foremost. An unspoken rule? Maybe. Something we all want? Absolutely!
Someone once shared with me that they thought because my business is focused on weddings and couples, to capture my audience most effectively, I am (in my online presence) to first be a wife. To create the story of life being a woman in love. A woman who is relatable to the the bride, my audience. To create the experience and this in love experience should begin here… It isn’t like that would be hard to do. I am in love. I do focus on weddings and couples. I do have an amazing husband and we have some really great stories, and some even more amazing times together…
Then I am to be a photographer. Adding in the revelance of what I do and how I do it… Why I love what I do and how I can hopefully make you fall in love with me, doing what I do. And lastly, I am a mother. In the online-my-piece-of-the-internet-land-order-in-life, I am ‘supposed’ to be a:
Wife. Photographer. Mother.
Ya’ know, to appeal to people. To be relatable to my couples. Who, at this point in time are madly in love, who probably have not thought twice about becoming a photographer or mother. Believe me I get it! You relate to what you read and see. I do too. But then I have realized in life, in my life… There is no order to who I am.
I am all. I wear one hundred hats daily. I function on a lack of sleep. My house is certainly not perfect. My husband is not always perfect. Let’s face it, I am nowhere close to perfect. My child is not always clean. My business is not always the only thing I thrive on. My desk is rarely not covered in toys. And I too struggle trying to mix in who I am in life with who I am ‘supposed’ to be in my business.
All I can say is I am me. Melissa. That I am right there with you all. Mixing in who I am, what I do, my passions, my life and every little element that makes up this crazy land of running a photography studio… work. To let it be beautiful. And to me that is my life. My family is my life. My passion makes up my life. You all reading, make up my life.
If you want to see a small piece of what that just might look like… The realness of who I am, then hang out for a few moments. Take a peek into our world. Or stay for a while and get to know me. Because from here on out, this life, this journey of ours is going public. Because I am all. A wife. A Photographer. A mother.
A huge special thank you to Kale Fitch, who came and spent an entire weekend documenting our little life while creating this video that I will hold so special to my heart. (You can see more of his talent and work HERE) With inside jokes and days full of laughter he was able to tell my story with my family.
Simple. Beautiful and in love. This is us. The Beck’s.
Melissa Beck is a professional Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer who has been featured on several blogs and publications.
Melissa Beck Photography is a Wedding Photography Studio specializing in Modern Wedding and Engagement photos in Maine, New England, Kennebunk, Portland, Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Denver,Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
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