2013 Upon Reflection

December 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

"By putting herself outside of the comfort zone with a state of mind to create something she never has, put less stress on her and helped her do what she aspires to do most, create something that is powerful yet beautiful!"

Well, we have now come close to the end of what seems to be have been an amazing year for everyone! Lots of growth, inspiration, motivation and discoveries have been made throughout the year.

2013 has been a large year for Lilly Pilly Photography, with 2014 already shaping up to be an even larger one.  2013 set the bar, now it’s 2014 that’s going to spin us right round!

With the huge success of the 2nd Birthday at Workshop in July, much love was felt and has helped lift Lilly Pilly Photography up a little further in her game. Over the course of 2013, many planes were caught to and from Melbourne to shoot the Equinox events (Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide & Hobart), giving Lilly Pilly Photography an opportunity to see her own Mother land before she starts pushing her name internationally. These interstate travels are far from over as there is so much more to be seen in this massive Island of ours.

Equinox Sydney - On Seven David Jones - Thursday August 22nd 2013Equinox Sydney - On Seven David Jones - Thursday August 22nd 2013

There has been (and still is) collaboration projects being done with local artists & business’, which has pushed Lilly Pilly to her creative limits and even further past them. Challenging views, ideas and processes which has been taken on board as a growth.

As much as there has been many improvements made in the business & name, directions have changed slightly. Going from mainly documenting parties to documenting larger pictures (travels, corporate events, even a wedding and children birthday parties thrown in there), working towards using documentary photography as a way of telling stories about life and it’s cycles.

"Lilly Pilly Photography is grateful for those who have inspired, challenged, supported, motivated and had her capture something special in their lives or about their personality. She is grateful for the challenges she has face this year, as without them there would be no growth."

This year has not been easy, going from job to job to support the name & the person behind the lens. She had difficulty finding the right place to fit in creatively as well as comfortably, which has been this year’s biggest challenge. However, after surviving the last jobless drought recently, without having to resort to benefit payments, Lilly Pilly was able to say she supporting herself just enough based on the earnings she made from the name… which, is tremendous news as she thought it would take her about 5 more years to get to that stage. But, having consistent part-time waitressing work gives her the opportunity to live comfortably and support her passion (as well as put money in towards much needed new equipment).

This year has been full of interesting challenges which has helped the growth of the name, Lilly Pilly Photography. Creatively thinking outside the comfort zone. Referring to the first wedding shoot in early November, Lilly Pilly has never really aspired to do weddings. But, when she took on the roll as that wedding photographer, she jumped in blind folded, not knowing what to expect. She was scared as hell about screwing up her client’s special day by horrible photos, but when the day came along, with much soul searching she put herself in a mindset that said “this is your window of opportunity to create something beautiful!”

By putting herself outside of the comfort zone with a state of mind to create something she never has, put less stress on her and helped her do what she aspires to do most, create something that is powerful yet beautiful!

Lilly Pilly Photography is grateful for those who have inspired, challenged, supported, motivated and had her capture something special in their lives or about their personality. She is grateful for the challenges she has face this year, as without them there would be no growth.

Lilly Pilly would like to end on this note: Thank you once again to all those who have been there from the start, been there since recently, have been there at the end, been there during the tough times and has always supported the name and person behind it all. Much love and respect <3


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