It’s going to be a good year.
Today marks my 3 and 1/2 year point “officially” as Laura Leslie Photography and 7 years since I took my first course in photography at the University of Georgia. Sometimes I can hardly believe where I’m at today. Getting into photography was a happy accident for me after randomly choosing photography as an art major. We had to declare a major from a long list in order to be accepted into the art program and photography seemed well….cool. I didn’t grow up taking many pictures, never dreamed of being a photographer when I was little, and never had a cool camera growing up. But when I loaded the first roll of film into my camera (backwards) at UGA, shot it, and developed it in the darkroom….I knew it would be a life long love.
Getting to this point has been a roller coaster of passion, many mistakes, hard work and lots of growing pains but I wouldn’t change a thing about this journey. Last year, I realized I was growing to the point of needing help and it was hard to finally admit that and cave in. When it comes to LLP, I’m sorta…well…a perfectionist and control freak and everything has to be done a certain way. I hired an office assistant a few months ago and I don’t know what I would do without her today. We’ve been working on a lot of behind the scenes projects these last few months so I could go into the New Year running like a fine tuned machine. Everything is integrated online now, so you can look forward to 2012 being a bit easier and very organized.
In March, I will be attending the Film Is Not Dead workshop here in Atlanta and wiping the dust off my film cameras that were last used in college. Looking forward to that! In 2012, you can also look for a new session type I will be offering…boudoir. So many things to look forward to in 2012 and I’m grateful.