I’m so excited to celebrate the launch of my brand new website! I thought this would the perfect time to share the story behind the business– Simply Seeking Photography. I’ve always loved taking pictures. My grandma gave me my very first camera of my own, when I graduated from high school. A small white Kodak point and shoot, that I used to document my college and early married days. Fast forward several years, to having elementary school age-kids , and a friend inspired me by taking “school photos” of her kids. I began doing the same and loved the results, so much better than the standard school photos!
Many courses and practice later, I’m thankful I have improved!
A few more years down the road, and as I stay at home mom I began thinking about what I could do to help generate income for college and remain available to our tween & teen. Photography seemed like the natural choice. As I began putting things together for my business, I thought and prayed a lot about what to name my business. One day it came to me, Simply Seeking Photography, because I am simply seeking to do what God wants me to do. I fall so far short everyday, but keep trying to follow Him a little more each day.
Once I had a name, I created a Facebook page to share my pictures with the world and in January 2012 Simply Seeking Photography was born. But they aren’t the pictures you see today! I actually started out as a nature photographer, and began photographing portraits at the urging of some friends. So, I began by photographing their kids along with my own, and learned A TON!!!! One of the things I learned was I love photographing people, love the connection I make with them. Love preserving memories for them. Love capturing the essence of their personality, as one client said.
I love this part of the story! So my business was growing, and I needed a logo. My logo was inspired by the best vacation EVER! In June 2010 we fulfilled a long time dream of going to Maine. Needless to say it was AMAZING!!!! We got to do so many things we’d never done before!
We also got to climb a mountain! As we climbed Mt. Dorr we saw blue paint streaks and piles of rocks to mark the way.
I had never seen piles of rocks used to mark a trail before and found them intriguing. I didn’t even know what they were for or what they were called. Thankfully my backpacker husband knew exactly what they were and how to use them!
Definition of cairn
Wow! We finally made it to the top! What a monumental moment! Climbing the mountain was a personal victory for me. My husband was so sweet, I felt incredibly loved as we arrived at the top of that mountain.
For all those wonderful memories, this intriguing pile of rocks that points the way–just as God always points the way for us– was definitely the logo I wanted for my business. So my sweetie figured out how to make me the logo I wanted. Top photo is the cairn he modeled the logo after.
Now that you’ve heard the story, seen some old family photos and how my logo came to be… come back next for my new blog series! I’m so excited about this series! I’ve paired with some local businesses to help you in planning your wedding!
Just because you read to the end, I’ll share with you some of my favorite art prints and places we’ve visited!
These are not endorsements simply places we have enjoyed.
Acadia National Park | https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
Bar Harbor Maine | http://www.barharbormaine.gov/
Margarett Todd Schooner | https://downeastwindjammer.com/activities/category/sailing-charters/
Lobster Boat tours | https://www.barharborwhales.com/whale-watching-tours/lobster-whale-watching-tours/
Sea Kayaking | https://acadiamagic.com/kayak-rentals.html
Bodie Island Lighthouse | https://www.nps.gov/places/bodieislandlightstation.htm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse | https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/lighthouseclimbs.htm
Whitefish Point Lighthouse | https://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/shipwreck-museum/whitefish-area-resources/
Our wonderful state of Indiana | https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/
Be sure to check out my new website at https://simplyjulieco.com/