Last week, I shot my first boudoir shoot with a friend! Understandably, she did not want these intimate photos all over the internet, which I knew from the start.
After I finished editing and weeding through the pictures, I realized that this was some of the best work I’ve done yet! I didn’t think anything of it, until I remembered I couldn’t show off this work that I was so proud of.
I thought about why was work that I knew I couldn’t show off some of my best work? I think that God is trying to show me that I care too much about what others think and say about me. Will they comment on these photos? Will they want to hire me after they see this work? I’m always thinking about this! BUT, when I just let go and do what I love for the benefit of the client and for the glory of God, then my passions and gifts are exemplified!
I need to remember, too, that my value does not (or should not) lie in my talents or gifts, but in my Creator. If we put our value on anything besides Him, our response to criticism or disapproval will either be pure anger or defeat. Don’t let people abuse you or walk all over you, but when they do, remember that you’re not working for them- but for the joy of doing what you love and for the Lord.