Growth is defined as the process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, or spiritually.
Growth is such an amazing thing, but it can be terrifying to think about and even more to undergo. Sometimes it cannot be seen physically or even felt until you’ve gone through particularly hard times and come through the other side, when you’ve been stretched so thin you don’t even know how you could have possibly made it through. In the end, the process of growth is hard but it’s such a beautiful thing!
Growth is not an easy topic for me to write about because it’s frightening to put yourself out there and to step out of your comfort zone. If I’m being completely transparent with all of you as friends, when I first started taking images they were terrible. (I feel like I should go back and compensate all of you wonderful souls who let me practice and improve my craft 10 years ago when I was just taking baby steps towards becoming a business.) I do appreciate each one of you and thank you so much for believing in me even when I wasn’t sure how to believe in myself.
Although not all growth is equal and my inward growth has far exceeded even the growth than can be seen in the form of my work, I thought it would be a fun little trip down memory lane to see just a little of my journey.
Ok… here we go!
My hope in sharing other than being a visual reminder of how far I’ve come, is that each one of you can use my hesitation in sharing my journey to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Let this be an encouragement to any of you out there who are thinking you’re not good enough or you’ve let fear hold you back. God has a journey and a path for each one of us and He has placed it in our heart for a reason so go after that dream!
All my love, Kristy
Kristy is an on location portrait and wedding photographer based out of the Adirondack Mountains where she lives with her husband and four children.