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  • Writer's pictureAmy Laskye

Self Reflection & Growth

Updated: Feb 7

In the quiet moments between the shutter clicks and the soft lighting of my studio, I've embarked on a deeply personal journey—a journey of reflection, growth, and gratitude. It's a path I've walked not just as a photographer but as a person continually striving for self-improvement and empowerment. Today, I want to share this journey with you, not just as clients or followers, but as fellow travelers on the road to self-discovery and personal power.

This intimate wedding, photographed by Amy May Photography, took place in December at the Inn at Irish Hollow in Galena, IL.

The Genesis of My Passion

My adventure into photography began with a simple desire: to capture the unseen, to tell untold stories, and to reveal the beauty in the moments that often go unnoticed. It was a humble beginning, armed with nothing but a camera and a vision. Those early days were filled with trials and errors, a relentless pursuit of knowledge, and a burning passion that fueled my every step.

The Path of Growth

As I navigated the complexities of my craft, each photograph became more than just an image; it was a lesson, a stepping stone, and a part of my evolving story. I learned to see light in a myriad of shades, to communicate stories through silence, and to capture the essence of a moment with a single click. But beyond the technical skills, I discovered the power of photography to connect, to heal, and to empower.

Reflecting on my journey, I see a tapestry of growth woven from experiences, challenges, and triumphs. From the nervous excitement of my first professional shoot to the pride of my latest masterpiece, every moment has been a step forward, not just in my career, but in my personal development. I've learned resilience in the face of setbacks, creativity in the midst of challenges, and the strength to push beyond my limits.

The Power of Reflection

Taking the time to reflect on this journey has been an invaluable exercise. It's easy to get caught up in the pursuit of the next goal, the next project, or the next milestone. But it's in the pause, the moment of reflection, that we truly appreciate how far we've come. For me, looking back on my early work and comparing it to where I stand now fills me with a profound sense of pride and accomplishment. It's not just about the improvement in the quality of my photos; it's about the personal growth that has occurred alongside my professional development.

A Message to My Fellow Travelers

This reflection is not just about celebrating my journey, but also about inspiring yours. We all have our paths, filled with unique challenges, lessons, and victories. Whether you're an artist, a professional, a student, or simply on a path of personal growth, take a moment to look back on your journey. Celebrate the small victories, learn from the setbacks, and recognize the immense growth that occurs with each step forward.

Let's embrace our stories of growth and transformation. Let's share our experiences and uplift each other. And most importantly, let's never forget the power of reflection to fuel our self-confidence, our personal power, and our journey toward becoming our best selves.

The Road Ahead

As I continue my journey, armed with a camera and a heart full of dreams, I invite you to join me. Let's celebrate our growth, push the boundaries of our potential, and capture the beauty of our journeys. Together, we can create a tapestry of stories, woven from threads of resilience, creativity, and personal power.

Thank you for being a part of my story. Here's to the chapters yet to be written, the photographs yet to be taken, and the growth yet to be celebrated.

With love and light,

❤️Amy May Laskye, CPP

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