Wednesday, May 6, 2009

a Sincere Thank You!

Life has been fun and busy for me lately. As you all know by now - I'm a mompatraneur through and through - LOL! For the last 6 years, I have been a business owner (always with scrapbooking, desigining or use of digital art, etc) and I am more than excited to add Photographer to that list! Yes, I am officially in business and I'm really excited to share Shandy Vogt Photography with you!
I also just wanted to thank you all (my blog readers) because it's really due to you that I decided to pursue this! I mean, I've always had a love for photography and loved learning how to take better pictures (just of my family) but last year when I was gently nudged into taking some photos of friends - it flipped a switch! I truly didn't think that I would like doing it and so agreed to - just for the fact that I could then prove to myself that I didn't enjoy it and just keep doing what I was doing. All of your kinds words, encouragement and support gave me the confidence to start on this journey. Over the Winter, I used that time to really dive into learning the ins and outs of photography. I read books, online tutorials and followed along with photography classes. Couple that with a totally sweet new camera and lens in my bag, and I feel I have grown leaps and bounds in my skills! (side note: THANKS to all of you who let me practice on you last year -- I really learned a lot from each of our sessions in what worked and what didn't.)
Anyway, I was just feeling gratitude for each of you and am amazed at the support I'm continually receiving. Heavenly Father has truly blessed me in life with great friends and family!

Also - feel free to check out my site and I'd love to hear your thoughts! I designed and customized it all myself (after reading LOADS of tutorials -LOL but it was fun and I love how it turned out!).

7 comments:

Krista said...

Shandy... you ARE talented! Completely and utterly talented! I love all the shoots we've done - and I'm free advertising for you every day at work. I put various pictures you've taken together in my computer background... I love em!!!! Keep up the amazing work!

Cathy said...

Shandy - I love your work. I'm surprised to hear how new you are at this! I'll be "featuring" you very soon! Just have one more thing on my to do list and then you're next!

Jamie said...

Wow, Wow and more wow! I think you really have turned professional! I thought you're work was great before but now it's breathtaking! Good for you. Hopefully I can afford you someday :)

springrose said...

What kind of camera do you have? I have been looking to get a better digital camera with lenses and all the works but I love the way yours are so clean looking! Also what photo program do you have to change the backgrounds? I love, LOVE your pictures! I may have to save my pennies to get you to do our pictures, especially since we have 7 people in our session!!

Busy Lady said...

We need to schedule some pictures with you!! I love your work and Bobby and I don't have any pictures of the two of us together (at least not any recent ones). I am glad you are doing this because I think you are so talented and people are going to be flocking to your for pictures!!

val said...

When you got it flaunt it. You rock I checked your site (how proffesionl) I can't wait to book an appointment.

nicole said...

that is way too cute.