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So I have been working on this post for a while. Not only working on writing it, but trying to work out in my head whether or not this is even something that needs to be said. So, bear with me….

Comparatively speaking, I have not been in the professional photography game all that long. I think when I was first starting out; I was so excited to just actually be working. People were actually calling and emailing and wanting me to take their family’s picture. It was exciting and busy and before I knew it, Kendall Stoy Photography was a full on business. And it was growing faster than I was ready for, to be completely honest.

I’m not complaining. I am flattered and happy and honored. But because it was happening so fast, I was trying to find my style as a photographer as I was trying to learn how to run a business at the same time.

This past few years, I have been learning. Learning what I liked and what I disliked, what I was good at and what I was not good at. Trying to figure out what I wanted out of my photography business, not what other people wanted out of my photography business.

And I think I have found it. At least for now. This is what makes my heart sing, makes me excited and passionate again about my work.

I feel like the explosion of digital photography has been a curse and a blessing. There are lots of great things about it that I love, but I think there is something about being able to see the image you just took, immediately, and the fact that you can take an endless amount of images due to the fact that you are not using film, that pushes people to try to create this perfect image.

A beautiful image, yes – but not always a reflection of reality.

As my business has grown, so has my family. I have become a mom. Twice.  And when I am at home with my babies, all I can think about it wanting to remember it.  ALL of it.

Please do not get me wrong, I DO think there is a time and a place for a picture perfect moment of us all in fabulously coordinating outfits, beautiful hair and an amazing location. And I still want those images for my clients and for my own family too!  But what I really desire to capture is the everyday moments of life and being a mom and a family. I want to capture the normal. The “normal” is what I pray I don’t forget.

The reason I am writing this now way too long blog post is because I want people to understand what direction I am taking my business. I know that the kind of work that I love to do is not for everyone, and that is okay with me. I finally feel confident enough to say that.

When a family is making a big investment in photography, they need to make sure they have found the RIGHT photographer for them! I know custom portraiture is a big commitment! It is one of the few things in life these days that is meant to last for decades, and be passed on to our grandchildren. That is why I want to make sure my clients understand my style when they work with me.

I want to get to know you and your family REALLY well. I want to know what makes your family tick, what makes your children giggle, what makes your love, well….a family.

I want to capture ordinary moments in an extraordinary way.


To view an example of this type of session, please click HERE.