For this weeks Women’s Wednesday I am going to feature me! I am a woman and it is Wednesday. Hi! I am Michele Crockett of Michele Crockett Photography. I am a portrait photographer that focuses on newborn, kiddos, and families, but mostly I just like to make people smile. I also love photographing headshots and working for small business like myself, helping them look at their brand and their business from a visual prespective. When I am not taking pictures of people, I am making art or teaching photography at George Brown College. And when I am not there, I am hanging out with my kiddos building epic pillow forts or having a kitch dance party.
The reason I started this project #womenswednesday was because I found becoming a mom hard and I found starting a small business even harder. First and foremost I love my kids, a lot! And if you know me, you know that my life revolves around them and not the other way around. However I still find it hard to find balance between both mama and entrepreneur. So I ask my self how do I find balance? I am not sure I do, to be honest. I take a little time for me to excerise every morning before the kids go to school and these 30-60 minutes spent on me are so precious. I am so thankful to my husband for helping out with morning routine so I can have this little bit a heaven. Because I work from home, my studio or Starbucks, I find the lines between family and work get blurred a lot. First I want to write, I think it is important that my kids see me struggle, get angry, feel sad and cry, just as much as I smile and am happy! And believe me I like to smile and laugh a lot! Last year I made the commitment to only work one day on the weekend and as a family photographer who works mostly weekends, that was a hard choice. It is also a choice that makes my family very very happy!
My goal for this project is to try and stop competing with other women and start to celebrate and cherish everything we do! Because we do so so much!!! We are on a journey and for me it is about surviving the everyday. Thank you @michael_ciurleo for coming to my studio and taking this beautiful picture of me. #alwaysfollowingthelight#womensupportingwom