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Somewhere along the way - there became a very predictable career path for the mommy photographer-

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Step 1- Get DSLR

Step 2- take pictures of kids

Step 3- have all of the friends you take pictures of for free tell you your amazing and should do this for money (these people never actually pay you)

Step 4- enter the rat race unprepared as a technical, artistic, or emotional photographer, leaving yourself susceptible to comparison.

Step 5- seek approval through trivial status certifications and online features (that did not pay you and do not give you clients that pay you)

Step 6- use superficial status symbol to FINALLY make a little bit of money through teaching

Step 7- get way over your head and realize your children you used to take pictures of are more-or-less props in your life that you've used to make a name for yourself and now it doesn't matter because the photography community has moved on to the next Mommy and Me pair who are actually a little bit more talented as a technical, artistic, or emotional photographers because they've learned from your mistakes.

 

And then said mommy-tog mysteriously disappears never to be seen again (or, let's be real, is now just in the hottest new MLM)

 

I know this because I, more or less, was trapped in this path.

I even played a small part in creating the mold.

But I am doing all I can to re-calibrate and fine tune the way in which I work. Not only to properly support my family, but to influence the other women in our community.

 

You are more than an "ABC Pro" or "contributor."

Your children are more than place holders in a "featured" image.

Your success can be defined by your ability to be what your family needs from you as a mom, wife and artist- NOT what a predictable career path has set before you.

 

Be on the lookout for more on

"Mother Loving Self-Care" on Unraveled Academy

and a special project with a few other women who have seen the results of this predictable path, that's going to feed your mama soul.

Mother's Day Brunch at GLOW

If you will be in Rockport Mother's Day weekend, you now how the perfect plan for Mother's Day.

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Join local small business owners Karey of Glow and Mae of Mae Burke Photography for a morning celebrating motherhood!

Glow will be providing a delicious special menu.

Mae will have art displaying the beauty and strength of our local mothers and provide candid snapshots of the event, available for purchase.


Be sure to book your reservation as soon as possible. This event is usually packed, and we don't expect this year to be any different!

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I will also have limited availability that weekend for family portraits. Visit my shop for more details or email me at hello@maeburke.com