Sometimes I wish everyone who read this blog knew me, like really knew me! That way you would “get” all the things I write about with such enthusiasm that seem rather ordinary to most! You would also then completely excuse my over use of explanation points (!) and smilies given you’d know how much I really smile and over emphasize everything I say! At this point you are asking yourself where in the blankity blank blank is she going with this… I know I know!
The thing is that this blog post has very special meaning for me, for two reasons, one and the obvious one is the accomplishment that I am announcing, but the bigger one, is that I finished something! I’m a Gemini, we are idea people, ideas, ideas, ideas, lots and lots of good ideas! We even actually see a good portion of those ideas off the ground, but then something magic happens, we get another idea that suddenly needs our attention!
It was nearly two years ago when a dear friend of mine (who I had met online when I was very first pregnant with Chloë) and I started to chew on an idea she had been tossing around. Not only had we been through our bellies growing together but we had also shared in each other’s mutual growing passion for photography and learning how to get good at it… QUICK! Or slow as molasses as it turned out!
So back to that little idea we had been kicking around! It was a Utopia, a place where tired, time deprived, proud mamas could go, have some fun and quickly pick up the tips they needed to take better pictures of their families, after all, that’s all we ever wanted! Should we write it all down in a book? Maybe. Make a movie? Maybe. Blog about it? Maybe. GOT IT!!!!! A WEB COMMUNITY, THAT’S IT! And so, the late night ichats grew more frequent as this thing caught momentum! I would be lying if I said there weren’t moments where I thought about jumping ship for another brilliant idea as I so often had before, but to my own surprise and the even greater surprise of my husband and friends I stayed focused (with LOTS of help fromvmy partner Adrienne)!!! Fast forward…zuuuuurrrrrp… WE MADE IT, WE MADE IT!!!!
So friends I hope you will cheers with me to a huge accomplishment: the completion of one big idea! THE MOMTOGRAPHERS! My hope for this site is that it inspires and challenges moms out there to pick up their cameras, whether it’s an iphone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR and learn to take great pictures of your kids! It all goes so fast and we only have one way to freeze time and that’s with a click of the shutter!
Thank you all for your support! See you on our message boards I hope!