Early this year I wrote a blog about ‘Impostor Syndrome’. You can check it out here. I revisited it last night and am happy to report the following;
While I still struggle with ‘Impostor Syndrome’ from time to time, I am making leaps and bounds towards a stronger more confident version of myself. Impostor Syndrome is found in many Americans and can be described as the inability to believe that your success and achievements are a direct result of your own doing – your own skill and determination. We doubt ourselves; we question if we really earned or deserve what we received. For some people, that means they may have an irrational fear that they will get their PhD taken away, or that they’ve come to where they are by accident, or that they don’t actually know how to do what they are doing and will some day be found out. Whatever it looks like it’s a real struggle.
A few weeks ago, a company reached out to me to photograph an individual they were highlighting. I was happy to get the inquiry and quickly accepted the gig. Similar to my stories about University of Rochester New York and Enterprise Rent a Car, this too made me a little uneasy… BUT I didn’t let those emotions, those fears, that reality, get the best of me. I knew I could provide a good- no, great, service and the company would be happy with the final product. I met with the individual, we did the photo session and I sent the images. Of course, the company loved the images and that was it. Simple.
A year ago, I may have fretted from the moment I hit “send” on that email, I may have doubted myself for days, worrying that I would let them down, that they’d realize I had no idea what I was doing. Today, Yesterday, last week, I didn’t do that! I believed in myself and was confident that I am successful. Confident that I know what I am doing.
So, why loop back around to this topic? No, not because I want to brag but because it’s so important for us to reflect on where we’ve been and where we are going. Acknowledging our short comings or struggles and challenges allows us to see them in the light and find ways to overcome them. We will always have these things but the more we address them; the more we talk about them the better we can use these things to help us grow and improve into a better, more rounded and confident individual.
I want to challenge you to acknowledge a struggle you have and then work towards making it better. Whether it is internal or external, big or small! Just acknowledging it is the starting point…
Early this year I wrote a blog about ‘Impostor Syndrome’. You can check it out here. I revisited it last night and am happy to report the following; While I still struggle with ‘Impostor Syndrome’ from time to time, I am making leaps and bounds towards a stronger more confident version of myself. Impostor Syndrome […]
I am Katy Murray. A believer, a wife and a red head.
I love adventure. Any adventure.
I love to travel. Anywhere.
I don't laugh out loud during movies, even when I find them funny (Ask my husband and close friends). I tend to plan, too often. I like routine. I try to see the good in every day. I'm learning to fully trust God and his plan for me. I dream, way too much. I LOVE socks, cute socks, fuzzy socks, warm socks, socks!
Katy Murray, 2019.
The Heart of Frederick | Joey & Maureen’s Engagement Session
Hostess with the Mostess | Fabulous Fiesta Inspired Baby Shower
Charm City Wed | Brett and Rebekah Vow Renewal
Beyond the Wanderlust | Exploring New Orleans
Capitol Romance | Nate and Amy’s Engagement Session
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Vintage Wedding Inspired Session
Something Turquoise | Pink with a Splash of Turquoise Wedding
Artfully Wed | Sean & Leanne’s Vow Renewal
A Paper Proposal | Mark & Mary Traditional Gold and Navy Blue
A Paper Proposal | Romantic and Refined
The Heart of Frederick | Luke & Samantha
Outre Bride | Capitol Hill Engagement Inspiration
Over the years of doing photography I’ve learned that I have a passion for business and helping others grow! I will come along side you to encourage you and give you direction in taking the proper steps of developing and advancing your business; and I cannot wait to see your business grow! I am excited to work with you! Be ready to learn a lot and have loads of fun!
investment begins at $300
I offer family, couples, anniversary, newborn, and event photography. On average my clients invest $300 for their portrait session.
I do offer portrait sessions outside of my home state, so please contact me for more information.
I also offer discounts for military families.
investment begins at $300
On average my couple's invest $3400.00 for their wedding photography.
Please contact me for more information. I also offer destination weddings.
I am offering special rates to any weddings taking place in OREGON, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, CALIFORNIA, MAINE, HAWAII, IRELAND & ITALY!
Average investment $3400
I want to tell a story through my lens; YOUR story. My approach is both personal and professional. I take great pride in my clients and their stories, so I limit the number of weddings + portraits I accept each year to allow me to best serve YOU.