This week has been a week of moving mountains. And moving mountains is never an easy feat. We've climbed ups and downs, tripped and bloodied our knees and came out victorious.
Life is never easy and lessons can often start as battles. We are always learning, growing and listening. Or at least- we should be! If you haven't seen much else than just my photos, I encourage you to look around a bit more. Yes, I take photos and am always trying to learn more, make my clients happy and challenge myself. However, Brittingham Photography is building up more than just images. My goal is to create encouragement, empowerment and challenge to help uplift young women.
I work closely with a group of 8 young women graduating high school in the Class of 2018. I want to be honest and let you in that this group has handled some of the most ups and downs and done so with such grace. I've tripped more than I would have liked through 2017 and have come into 2018 still tripping, but with more courage than before. Sometimes when life rains, it pours and I've had my fair share of downpours in my personal life lately. I'm not sharing this to be a downer or sound like I don't have myself together as a business- I simply think that we see too much falsity and perfection on social media and the internet and we are always in need of reminders that we're all human. We roll out of bed on some days and head to the kitchen only to be gifted with a glance of a full sink of dishes and no coffee in sight to function through the day. We aren't all thin and glamorous. We're not all rich and famous.
And that's okay.
These young women that I've worked so closely with, have embraced the woopsies and the moments of mistakes. Not just with me, but with each other and taken accountability themselves. I've watched them grow SO INCREDIBLY MUCH and become leaders and cheerleaders and I'm so incredibly proud. I'll be announcing the Class of 2019 reps soon and I'm so grateful that the 2018 girls have created such an amazing bond and are excited to welcome the newbies!
So I leave you with some beautiful creative images of two of my reps, Hannah and Caira, and gratitude that you've read this and are hopefully challenging yourself and others to become amazing people.
Brittingham Photography is located in Orting, Washington and specializes in natural High School Senior portraits. We also offer Britt Beauty Sessions (individual women's shoots), Lifestyle Newborn, Couples Sessions and Intimate Family Photos. Thank you for stopping by to read my little blog!
Orting, Washington Photographer