What should I title this? The things your photographer writes about at 4am…

I have to apologize for being so boring since starting my blog.  As you know, I have been super busy, and sometimes it is hard enough just to get the posts and the basic info out there for each session.  I kind of feel bad for some of my clients who get the “we took pics, it was fun” treatment when a few others actually get the heartfelt paragraphs of “this is their story and how we all had so much fun” googly-eyed stuff.  It doesn’t mean I don’t like you—just that I didn’t have the time or mentality to get something coherent out there.  From now on, I am going to try my best to put something else out there every once in a while—tell you my thoughts or rants or raves and let you get a better insight into who you are working with.  I spend all this time trying to get to know you and figure you out so that I can bring you to life in your portraits, but I shouldn’t let it be so one-sided.  And for those of you who don’t really care, you don’t have to read….of course, you are probably not my clients in that case, so I am rambling on to no one.

I have to put it out there that it is 3:42 a.m after Christmas as I am writing this.  Just so you know where I am coming from.  Some of my best “writing” thoughts come to me late at night when I am lying in bed trying to get to sleep—another reason why I hardly get anything out there—I usually forget it by morning.  So, my stomach isn’t feeling too well tonight (I really shouldn’t have eaten all that junk food, holiday or not) and my mind was on full active mode and I just couldn’t get to sleep.  I finally decided to give up and do something productive: write a real blog post.  So here goes: my first topic of what I hope to be many.

Comment!  Over the past few months, I have been informed that I have many stalkers to my blog, and still I think that I must have the largest ratio of visits to the site versus actual people who comment.  I guess some of you are too hesitant to comment on things and to be honest, maybe most of it is just laziness—I am guilty of it, too, so I don’t blame you!  Someone once told me they really did want to comment a lot but they were worried it would be creepy.  Well, I guess it WOULD be pretty creepy if you started going on and on about how hot the guy is in that engagement shoot (yeah, he’s engaged) or gave your number out in a comment.  If it makes you feel better, you can just keep the content to how awesome I am and how much you love my style, etc……..just kidding……sort of, haha.  Seriously, though, I promise no one will judge, and I LOVE getting comments.  It makes it feel like it was worth it to spend the extra hours I put into actually posting.

The images you see are my favorites from each session or event.  I don’t always know why I choose them—sometimes it’s something I can’t explain.  Maybe the subtlest expression on someone’s face or just a feeling I get when I see the image for the first time—an instinct.  Maybe it’s something left over from the moment I clicked my shutter on that day.  But why do YOU like them?  Which one is your favorite?  What makes you laugh or cry or even just think, “What the heck?”  What do you have to say about this or that, or what caption do you want to put on something?  What drew you here in the first place, anyway?

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  • Lisa morales of Haute Weddings - December 26, 2010 - 8:53 am

    I thought I was the only one with business on the brain on Christmas day. I thought this is not normal for me to be thinking of my brides on a day I should be giving my family my 100%. I have always tried to keep my biz life n personal life separate, but now realize it is inevitable due to the commitment, loyalty and passion I feel for both. This is how I view you as well, Caitlin. You are just as much Caitlins Creations as you are Caitlin Hudnall. Giving all of yourself and putting all that you are into your work. This is why you are so successful in all you do and why ur clients love you. Wishing you the best of everything as we go into 2011!

  • Caitlin - December 26, 2010 - 10:25 am

    Thanks, Lisa!

  • Amber - January 2, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    I think it’s kind of funny (in a sad sort of way) that you only have 2 comments (so far). ;) But as one of your regular silent stalkers I am just getting home and catching up on my stalking so that is my excuse. I will try to post more, I just feel like I say the same thing every time and don’t have much of value to add. But at least know that I do read your stuff and you are making the effor to post more and so shall I.

    Always love your stuff!

  • Caitlin - January 2, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    That is what I get for posting this between the holidays!

  • Debbie - January 13, 2011 - 10:45 pm

    *raises hand* Me! :-) I am one of your silent blog stalkers! I love coming by to check out your latest pretty pics! I just don’t comment on them all, because I don’t want your other brides and clients to wonder who the the crazy girl is, commenting on their photos!! :-)

  • Christine - January 13, 2011 - 11:18 pm

    You have a new stalker! Thought I would comment to say I love that you are doing this blog and agree that it is nice to get to know you.

  • Caitlin - January 14, 2011 - 8:20 pm

    Thanks, Christine!

  • Caitlin - January 14, 2011 - 8:21 pm

    Lol, Debbie! Actually, you would be amazed on how many people don’t see their own post cooments! I get a notice when someone comments, but I don’t think anyone else does. I don’t even know if you guys get a notice when I reply?

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