When I first met with Geneve (who just re-did the website) about making some changes I don't really think I quite knew the journey I was about to take. I think those can be the best kinds of travels. I knew I wanted to make changes. To move forward. I knew that my work was changing and shifting and I wanted feedback and a mentor. I think Geneve saw an opportunity to give me something amazing. She knew what she could do for me long before I saw it.
So started the process of learning about what my brand was really, what I do in connecting to others, and how I want to share my heart. It's so scary to put yourself out there. As an artist you feel like your heart is always outside of you. I feel so passionate about what I do, but I think my website has always just been a slideshow of portraits....because that is what we photographers know how to design. (:
When I first saw the new website I was teary. I had this emotional reaction to my own portraits. Geneve had pulled my own words and thoughts and created this amazing emotional place. I feel like finally my work is presented to you in the way it always should have been. Not to say that this site won't change. I believe it will be in a constant state of flux and growth. And that is wonderful. But I am so proud of what I am sharing. I think that is how you should always feel about your work, but I cannot begin to express what a difference it made for me to hire someone else to do it.
It would seem that this post has turned into a giant plug for 16 hoops. And that is just fine by me. The process has been both directed and organic. They truly listened to what I wanted. They designed around my dreams, portraits and words - not their own. What I have now is an extension of myself. I hope that you enjoy learning more about my work, the process, my products, and why I am motivated to give you art that you treasure.
I can't wait to see where this journey takes me next. I look forward to seeing you along the way. In the meantime reach out and give me feedback. Tell me all the things. Or call me for coffee. You know how I love to talk . (:
In dreams- Jen