Ahhhh it's here. The one-year comparison post IS HERE.
It's been a long time coming, but I've been meaning to make some type of reflection over how this last year went for quite some time. For many of you who might not be too familiar with my early dabbling in photography, it really wasn't until early 2017 that I decided to pursue my love for it more seriously-- and it was around the same time that Maryam and I connected (the backstory is pretty funny actually and we laugh about it from time to time, but anyways). In the time that we have known each other, worked together, and become friends, her presence on her social media platforms has SKYROCKETED; although I still exist humbly on Instagram, to watch a down-to-earth and hardworking friend of yours attain much deserved success in this short of a time span has been an honor and a privilege. Also, this is random, but on the day that I am putting this post together, Maryam just reached 75k on Instagram! Like... how does that even happen?? It's almost foreign to me because even now, she has remained so grounded and confident and rooted in herself-- and this whole "social media navigating" gig can be so full of unknowns, but moving in stride alongside a friend like her is really helpful. (TL;DR = Maryam is a great human being and I'm glad to have a friend like her in the industry!)
BACK TO THIS POST, THOUGH HAHA.
So I took time to sift through photos I took from my VERY FIRST SHOOT with Maryam in early 2017 and ones I took from the last shoot I had with her at the very end of 2017-- funny enough, both happened to be taken in the same locations, so I thought it would be interesting to look at some of these photos side-by-side and see what has/hasn't changed in this last year :)
I took the liberty of screensharing and recording a spontaneous commentary on my own thoughts comparing my very first and most recent shoots with Maryam! Click below to listen and get a glimpse into how she and I work together for these photo sessions!