Friday, August 27, 2010

Day One

Welcome, again, to my blog, and thank you for visiting.  This is a personal journey for me; taking my passion for photography and turning it into something that can benefit others.  I have long been taking photographs of nature - breathtaking ocean views, rocky coastlines, rugged mountain peaks, soft and sandy beaches, trees, streams, driftwood.  You name it, I photograph it.  I've often thought about making these images available for purchase, with suggestions and encouragement from many friends.  Now, I'm taking that leap!

I've started offering my best and most-liked landscape images, and I've put them into a collection I call Nature's Footprints.  I believe that Mother Nature leaves her own set of footprints for us, telling us of her presence, and this comes in the form of natural beauty.  It's everywhere; you just have to look outside your window and there it is.  I try to compose unique shots wherever possible, but in this particular line, I only use what I see.  I make no additions.  I also never leave home without my camera - even if it's just to go into town to run some errands.  You just never know what you'll see along the way, or where you'll end up going - and you never want to miss an opportunity for a great shot!

Short-term, I'll continue with my Nature's Footprints line of images.  You can view it and purchase prints and many gift items by going here:  Please share this link with family and friends whom you think would appreciate and treasure these photos.

Long-term, I hope to gain more skills and experience and offer a wider array of services, including wedding photography, other special occasions, newborn photo sessions, family photo sessions, etc.

One project I will be beginning soon is something I like to call a personal photo journal.  This is a unique, customizable journal of images with short captions that describe a specific time in a person's life, be it a happy, special time or more of a trying and troublesome point.  My goal is to bring forth the emotional aspect that photographic images can inspire; something that holds deep personal meaning to each particular client.  It involves getting to know a client on a personal level in order to understand his or her unique circumstances, and ultimately becoming a small part of his or her personal journey through that time.  In doing so, I will be able to create a completely unique piece of photographic art, hopefully capturing and pinpointing the exact emotions that befall the client when sometimes there just are no words.  It can bring release, closure, reflection, laughs, even tears.  This project could very well send me on a different photographic journey of my own with each client's goals for his or her personal experience because their private story can be told with existing images in my collections, and/or requests for new images and in new locations.  I want to work with each client one-on-one to create exactly what it is that he or she is looking for.  Thus, no two pieces will ever be the same.

This is a very exciting time for me, getting this company up and running.  I hope that it takes me further than I ever imagined.

You can follow me on Twitter at, on Facebook at Murchie's Photography, on SmugMug, where my photos can be printed and gift items can be ordered, and on this blog.  I will also have a website up and running in the not-too-distant future, which will list my services and pricing structure.

Please come back often for updates and information, and let your friends know, too.  I look forward to bringing a piece of my passion for photography into your home or office, or to someone special!


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