Thoughts On || Why I Want To Be A Photographer


Why I want to be a photographer. Now there's a title that will give you something to think about. Do I want to be a photographer for the rest of my life? Do I know that I'll be a photographer for the rest of my life? 

* Note: This post may be aimed toward my readers, but as I read it, I was in tears that this is my prayer to God. I know He might not answer it right away. But if you're not understanding what I'm getting at- I know He is.*

...No. The truth is... no, I don't know that I'll be a photographer for the rest of my life. Why? Because God said,

 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."  (Jeremiah 29: 11-13 ESV)

I've been thinking a lot about my future lately. I turned 13 this past fall, and I know you guys have gotten a lot of wordy posts since then. 

I do want to be a photographer. I want to use the gifts that God has given me... but I want to also be at least 16 before I start photography as a business. 

I've known a lot of girls who've grown up and now have such amazing photography businesses.  I do want to be a photographer- and truth is, people tell me I have a lot of potential. 



But where am I going with this? What am I saying Hadassah? *Sigh* 

I'm being realistic. I have to get a grip on where I'm going and listen to God. I have a lot to learn. SO much so, it's overwhelming. I feel like God's calling me to be a photographer- more so than I ever was. When I first started photography, I was into nature. I mean, you guys saw nature 2 out of 3 posts a week back then! Now... yes, and no. Springtime's a favorite for capturing those beautiful pictures, yes.



But I've been driven away from nature a little bit, and have fallen in love with baby portraits. Little children as well, and though I've always loved little children (and CANNOT wait until I have my own!) I feel like I can connect with them through photography MORE so. I've always been half quiet, half energetic. I'm the usually sort-of quiet one in the background at parties. I talk with close friends, maybe make some new ones- but am always seen holding a baby. Well... I guess that's usual for me with having 6 younger siblings 🙂


I want to be that girl that's seen taking wonderful photos, and being booked on Saturdays so much that she has to turn down some people. I want to capture newborn faces and priceless fingers and toes. I want to capture two year olds' grins, and the four year olds' silly personality. So what I'm telling you, is that I want to be a baby/child photographer.


On a side note, here's a story that keeps replaying in my head: A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a girl at my (drama) rehearsals about how much we have to worry now that we're older. She, being even younger than me, yet knowing so much about everything, was talking about how much we change through the years of maturity. She was talking about the one big worry we have as a child: can you guess it? Getting stung by a bee. The only worry that plays through our minds as a young child is: ohmygoodness, there's a BEE! Run!! 

Which is so. true. But one thing I've learned this past year is... to give my worries to GOD. He takes all of our worries and wipes the dry board clean. He puts them all on his Shoulders, and to me, that is breathtaking. Sometimes we just need to slow down and realize that "I'm not GOD. And I never will be."

Which is why I'm giving all my worries and thoughts to Him. He's done so much for us, yet sometime's we're blind to see it.

I NEED to give my thoughts on becoming a photographer to Him. I need to stop being a worrywart, and start thinking about NOW. What am I doing now?



So... I want to hear your thoughts. Do you think I could make it as a professional photographer some day? Oh, and I apologize if this post doesn't make any sense to you guys. This post was my journal for the day I think 😊

What do you think about this post?
Are you interested in photography?

Hadassah <3

Comments

  1. Oh Hadassah! I love you so much. This was a very brave post. You truly have a talent with photography. And while yes, all our talents can be improved upon, I truly believe your heart & soul will guide you on to success more than any training could! God has given you a gift, and PASSION for pursuing that gift. How can you *not* succeed? When something is so dear to your heart, how can you *not* pursue it? Hold fast to your dream, dear girl! Never let it go. We need soulfull, passionate people like you in the world to help bring tenderness & love back to our culture!

    Love,
    -Charlotte

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    1. Aw, I love you too! Thank you Charlotte- your comment is cherished forever <3 <3 <3

      XOXOXO!

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  2. Keep following your dreams, learn what you can to improve your skills.

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  3. Something that I have to constantly remind myself of is, if it's the Lord's will for you to do something, then nothing, absolutely nothing, will prevent you from accomplishing it. On the other hand, if it's not the Lord's will, then no matter how much effort you put into it, nothing will ever come of it.
    So, if the Lord is leading you to become a photographer, go for it girl! Personally, I think you'd make a great baby/child photographer! You have a knack for capturing their emotions. Just follow the Lord's leading, wherever He may take you. There's no better place to be than in the center of His will. :)

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    1. Thanks Gloria! Love your sweet comments so much, and this comment made me think so much more about it! Xoxo!
      Hadassah <3

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  4. I totally understand about giving all your worries to God! What you have learned now will really help you in the days to come! I hope you become a photographer some day. Keep living your life for God!!
    Lily @ lilymaesday.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh Dassah, that was a lovely post. You truly spoke from your heart. Dassah, i can totally see you as a baby/toddler photographer. Keep pursuing your dream. God will lead you in the way you should go whether in photography or something else. Let Him be your guide.

    Blessings,
    Caroline K.

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    1. Thanks Caroline! Love you lots <3 <3 <3

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