“Do more of what makes you happy”
It is said you should always find time to do the things that make you feel happy and alive, for me that is capturing memories. Whether I am at a session capturing moments for my clients or on hanging out with friends and family. I like to keep my creative juices flowing. Capture moments as they happen in a creative and fun way! I feel this has me constantly growing and becoming a better photographer as well as constantly bringing a little joy into my life.
Have you ever heard that saying “do more of what makes you happy” this may lead you to wonder how do you find what makes you happy (so you can do more of it)? When you can pinpoint what makes you happy you can add more of it into your life.
Here are some tips from my journey of chasing happiness and finding my niche as a photographer.
Make mental notes whenever you truly feel happy. For me this wasn’t only when I was behind my camera but also whenever I observed meaningful moments. Those emotion filled moments that tend to make time slow down. I love observing those around me interact and connect in meaningful ways. This is what has inspired me to become a photographer. To help others see the world as I do and capture these captivating moments.
Try and remember what made you happy as a child. What made you happy before you had little responsibilities, before you worried about what was “cool” and before you worried about expense or experience? If it made you happy back then, chances are it will bring you joy now.
For example, as a child my mother used to buy me those disposable cameras. I would take pictures of everything that I found interesting.
Do more of what makes you happy. If it’s going for runs, sipping your morning coffee, surrounding yourself with friends and family, exploring new cities, going for hikes, stopping to smell the flowers… do more of it. Make time for the things that bring you joy. This will lead you to an overly successful.