a new direction

If you were joining me for tea, I'd have a great deal to share with you.  I'd offer you one of my favorite mugs, because if you are here, you are definitely a close friend.  I'd want to be as open and honest as possible, because my heart is open to share.  Here goes....

Photography is my love, my passion, my craft.  It is how I express myself creatively.  I started my old blog almost two years ago, and sharing my photography was simply my  goal.  I grew as a photographer a great deal in that space - I found my style of photography, and connected with so many readers.

With the birth of my second daughter and a family move to Pennsylvania , my life has definitely changed, as I knew it would.  My photography has changed as well.  At my core, I want to get back to photographing my everyday, my simple moments, my life.  I don't want to take myself so seriously!  Over there, I felt that every post had to be polished, perfect.  That's a lot of pressure!

And then, my worst fear became reality.   Blogging had become a chore because of my self imposed perfectionism!  One that I began to dread, and that's not what I wanted.  My photography blog was not supposed to be a place that I avoided, but a place that I would want to grow and share my vulnerabilities as well as my strengths, essentially - my journey of photography.  That's when it hit me, and I realized that it was time to let it go.  To move on and start fresh, start new.  To be true to me and my love of photography.

And there you have it - The Sweet Light, named for my constant search of sweet, natural light with my camera - was born.  My new phase, my new diggs, my space not to take myself so seriously, but to grow and stretch my wings as a photographer.

Thanks so much for following me to this new space (and for sharing tea with a listening ear).  You'll  find me here from now on.  I hope that you make yourself at home, as I have.  I plan to make this space more collaborative, more inviting, and a wonderful place to share.

I'm excited - I love the feeling of having a fresh, blank canvas.  A new space and look, and a new direction are ahead - thanks for joining me!