The First Post // Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

Welcome to POSE PGH's very first blog post.
I'm Lexi, the owner + photographer + wearer of many other hats + now *official blogger*. 

And, I look a little somethin' like this. ^^^

And, I look a little somethin' like this. ^^^

Honesty is the best policy, so I'd like to start off by just coming right out and getting this off of my chest: 
I hate blogging.

Yep, I said it. Blogging and I have had a really rocky relationship over the years. I've started several different blogs, enthusiastically blogged my little heart out for a few months, and then watched as each one met its slow, painful demise. Why?

You'll notice a certain simplicity in my aesthetic. The portraits that I create are clean, focused on the beauty of the subject, "no frills." I've never really been one for frills, even in my personal life (and closet). I always like for things to be uncomplicated, direct, and authentic, and blogging just felt like the antithesis of all of these things. Perhaps it is because I read too many blogs that spoke with a voice that didn't mesh with my own, but I always found other photographers' blogs to come off as disingenuous (i.e. each subsequent post crowning a new OMG FAVORITE CLIENT EVER). If I feel like I'm "faking it," I shy away from whatever it may be, and in the past I think I went awry in trying to blog about what I felt I should be blogging about and lost my true self and voice in the process.

With time, however, I've come to realize the importance of blogging, especially for a small, local business like POSE PGH. There is so much about the studio and the experience that I just can't possibly communicate to you without doing so. I can post helpful content here that better prepares you for your session. I can share details and images of some of our beautiful products. I can spotlight some of the amazing other small businesses that we partner up with on various endeavors. This blog has the potential to serve as such a valuable resource for my clients that I'd be doing you all a disservice if I didn't give it the college try.

BUT, if I'm going to blog, I'm totally going to blog my way.
So, this is my promise to you, Pittsburgh and beyond:

I promise you a no frills, no fluff, no BS blog. I promise to speak to you as my authentic self and to stay humble and not get all brag-a-docious when I have successes along the way. I promise that if I don't have anything interesting to say, I won't say anything at all. I promise that this blog will be more about YOU than me. And, last but not least, I promise that I will *try my best* to keep up with posting in here.

Warm wishes as we enter another little cold spell,