Whale, Hello There!
Hi friends! First and foremost, happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I am changing things up this month! August is one of my most favorite months. School is starting back up, National Joke Day, there's that whole football thing and lets not forget National Book Lovers Day, I mean the list could go on and on! August rocks and I am so excited for this month! So each week during this amazing month, I'm doing something that I haven't done before, I'll be sharing a little bit about myself!
This week, we will start off simple. Hi, my name is Chelsea!
My name is Chelsea and welcome to Chelsea West Photography! For years, I have always been the one with the camera. I have photo album upon photo album stashed in each nook and cranny of my home. I blame my grandparents. Both sides had so many albums and I absolutely loved looking at them. I wanted to make sure that I had my own to share one day. I'm still the girl with the camera but now I have a better camera and am taking photos of you rather than trying to take a selfie with a digital camera...before the iphone and before the selfie stick, this was a challenge.
Chelsea West Photography started on a ranch in central Texas and has since made its way back to west Texas. For awhile, I was absolutely terrified to say it out loud and share what I was doing. To be honest, sometimes I still am. I was terrified to fail, terrified to not know how to make this work, and I was terrified that my dog would be the only one to let me take their picture...and that would solely be because I had treats. Regardless, new adventures can be terrifying and I was mortified to start this one.
I'm starting my fourth year now, and I will be the first one to admit that I still do get a little nervous on my way to a shoot. However, I can say that this business is growing, I am continuing to learn, and I am so excited for what the next four years are going to bring.
To those of you that have been here since the beginning, words cannot express my gratitude. To those that have just found your way here, welcome and I'm excited to have you here! To those of who that continue to doubt, thank you for pushing me to be better. I tend to be quite stubborn and it is the doubt that gives me faith.
I'm excited for this month, I'm excited to share a little bit about myself, and I'm excited to have you here with me!
Happy Monday, friends!