Embrace Your Flaws And Learn To GROW From Them… | The Stacy Family | Looking Back | Virginia Beach

Oh I might get so much hate from this Blog… I may even have other photographers questioning WHY I did this. 

But you know what? I’ve learned that our past can teach us so much. How we choose to embrace our flaws and GROW from them. So here I wanted to help other photographers who may feel they are a little to *new* for this photography world we all share.  Those who may feel they will be attacked for their willingness to learn and grow.

So if you are that *new* photographer please read this, see my past work, and learn that WE ALL START SOMEWHERE! It’s what you do with what you have, and how you choose to overcome it…  is what sets you apart from all the others around you.

I did this family session close to two years ago.

I LOVE THIS FAMILY DEARLY! I’ve been friends with this Mommy since we use to work at Chick-Fil-A together and ran amok with the craziness around us. So when she asked me to capture her family on the beach I was OVERJOYED! How could I not? This family was so fun, full of life, and giggles all over.

But looking back now at these images as I clean out my computer… I see so many flaws, so many wrong moves, things I know as a photographer I shouldn’t have done, things I wish I could go back in time and change. But you know what… I know my family here cherishes these images today just as they did years ago! I know looking back that I have GROWN so much since then! I see how my style, editing, approach, and work ethics have all changed.

You see… That’s what is so AMAZING about being a human being. We screw up, we make mistakes, and we wish we could do it all over again. BUT, that’s where these moments set us apart. We can choose to beat ourselves up… Or pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and move along STRONGER AND SMARTER then we once were. And looking back at these images I can see that is what I did.

I know as a photographer (human being) learning and growing is part of life. So I know I can now look back and instead of HATING these images… I can embrace them! Because I see the growth I have made. And that makes me stronger than ever before.

If you a new photographer, or just new at anything in life. STOP, BREATHE, AND LEARN FROM ANY MISTAKES THAT MAY COME ALONG. Hold your head high and embrace your flaws and learn to GROW from them…

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10 thoughts on “Embrace Your Flaws And Learn To GROW From Them… | The Stacy Family | Looking Back | Virginia Beach

  1. Michele says:

    Tashena-
    I’m glad you posted these! You are a great photographer and it’s wonderful to look back at what you did when you first started out. EVERYONE grows as they continue to work on their craft!

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  2. Katie Whitcomb says:

    There is a great humility and respectability in admitting you are growing. I think that even our clients know when we are starting that they are taking a risk on us, but the fact that they took a risk on you is a beautiful thing. Great post!

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  3. Krystle Thomas says:

    Love this post! I am scared to look back. I may cry. lol Took guts to show where you started, many don’t. We all grow and start from somewhere. I can’t wait to look back 5 years from now.

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