As I'm sitting here drumming my fingers on my desk trying to write this first post, I find myself having to push past my negative stereotypes of blogs. I have nothing against bloggers, in fact I love reading all kinds of blogs, but I never in a million years thought I would have one. I don't fall into any category I can think of -- mommy bloggers, food bloggers, blogging for mental health, etc. "I'm just an average Joe", I keep thinking. "Who would want to hear from me?"
Thinking back on my own wedding 9 months ago my videographer comes particularly to mind. I had emailed several businesses inquiring their services for filming and many responded very positively. Eventually we chose the one we did, not because of the price or quickness to respond, but because of a Skype call he had with us. We ended up talking about his kids and how his wife was expecting another boy, our schooling and plans for the future...etc. Essentially he was real with us and that's why we chose him!
So basically all I'm trying to say is that I'm a real person! Hence the name "Reel" Imagery, doubling with the photography definition of reel. I have successes and triumphs, I stumble and make mistakes. I laugh until I cry and I cry until I laugh! I'm real.
"I'm more than a photographer, I'm a friend". Let me be your friend. Let me help capture your moments that mean so much to you. Some of my most cherished memories I have in picture form. My grandmother and I at her 90th birthday party. My lifelong best friend and I when we were just 4 years old. My husband and I seeing each other for the first time in our wedding outfits. While memories are great in our minds, they are even more special to view in our hands or on our walls.
Don't hesitate to reach out to me! I love meeting people and learning their stories. Let me be part of yours.