German Park is probably one of the cutest spots in New Ulm. I rarely go out to New Ulm anymore, but every time I do I feel inspired and refreshed. It’s got to be something about the small-town vibes that I miss, right? I think so.
When Molly & Lukas decided to do their engagement session at German Park, I was over the moon!!! I’ve been looking for a reason to get more creative with my shoots lately, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Molly & Lukas are one of the sweetest couples I have ever had the opportunity to work with AND they were my first sunrise session!! I’m not the biggest fan of early mornings, but German Park and that perfect glowy light of a sunrise go SO well together.
It wasn’t until this session with Molly & Lukas that I realized I was in need of a huge creative break. As a creative entrepreneur, it is so hard sometimes to feel like your work is good enough or that you’re doing your best. All you have to rely on is yourself; nobody else is telling you what to do or how to do it. It’s been extremely difficult for me to feel proud of my work recently, but this session was a turning point for me. I told Molly & Lukas that we were going to be doing some new poses and that their session was going to be a bit different than most of my sessions. Let’s just say that I am OBSESSED with the way their photos turned out!!!!
Not only do these images feel warm and full of fun, but they are some of my favorite images from my summer so far!! I feel so confident in these and feel like I’m finally starting to get where I want to be with my work!!!
You see, for the longest time, I kept creeping on other photographers’ instagram accounts and questioning what they were doing better than me. I would stare at their work and wonder why my images didn’t look like theirs or why their clients seemed to be so ecstatic over their photos. I wondered why other photographers could show up to a wedding in just jeans and a nice top, while I showed up in a suit and couldn’t seem to get referrals. Not only this, but I would question why I wasn’t good enough, and that was draining my mental health. So much to the point that I questioned why I even decided to start a photography business. I was ready to quit.
And then I started reading ‘You are a Badass at Making Money’ by Jen Sincero and I realized that the problem was me. It was my mindset. I’ve been stuck in thinking I had to do things the same way everyone else did because that’s how I would make it. But my clients love me for me. And I realized that I need to start loving myself too.
So I’m done with suits; if you know me, you know that my life is lived in sweatpants and a comfy tee. My favorite guilty pleasure movie is ‘Stepbrothers’ and I watch ‘The Office’ on repeat. I am an absolute weirdo at heart and I’m not afraid of being myself when I’m in public. One of my favorite images right now is of me and Rach + Jim doing hardcore Spiderman poses. These are the things that make my heart soar and bring me joy. And I’ll be making sure to incorporate these things into my business so that I can genuinely just be me.
Molly & Lukas, you don’t know it because I haven’t told you, but you saved me & Blu Earth Creative. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart. And to all of my clients, thank you for trusting me, for believing in me, and for seeing the passion I put into your images & experience. I love you all :’)
– Your fave nerd + photographer, Britt.
Ok, now that I’ve been all sappy, here’s Molly + Lukas :))))
Aug 3, 2022