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.setting my own pace

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I have been more in tune with my own personal pace lately and I am so much happier. Trying to keep up with constant blog posts, Facebook page updates and twitter comments does not come naturally for me. I definitely work much slower and more modestly. It’s an odd thing to feel like you have to do something that’s unnatural just to maintain your business. Social media has taken putting yourself out there to a new level. I always knew as a photographer my work is a commodity-the work I create from my heart-and have found it challenging. But now that you have to sell yourself and your lifestyle as a commodity, it’s even harder for me.

However, I could definitely see marketing myself as a gypsy traveler making art on the open ocean who is difficult to get a hold of! That would be my ideal career.

But, I have been busy doing internal work. The work I’ve been needing to do. The work I have been craving for so long. I love what I do for my clients but in order to continue to grow and evolve, artists need to take the time to understand their personal work: why they make the images they do, why certain images keep showing up as important and meaningful images to them personally.

I’ve been on this path for awhile but as I mentioned earlier, I work slowly. I prefer a meditative pace and tend to take awhile to soak things in. It takes me a long time to get to know people too and to allow them to show themselves to me before I call them friend. I can’t jump into anything. I like to savor the time and do things quietly without much hullabaloo. I don’t want celebrity. I don’t respect it and don’t see a place for it in my life.

Thus I have learned this is why I started a family so late in life and why it has taken me 25 years to see the truth in my own photography. It’s just my way and I am so much happier knowing this and living this way.

So, I finally committed to a real website and am finally putting myself out there slowly but deliberately. Be sure to check out my evolving fine art galleries as well as the growing gallery of commercial work on my new site (with more to come in the next month!).

See the new site here: kristiannekoch.com


Lifestyle and fine art photographer specializing in kids, portraits, lifestyle, and travel for print and web.


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    Traci Lehman

    December 27, 2012

    Beautiful photos as always. Love the last two especially. Congrats on moving in the right direction for you! Happy New Year!

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    December 27, 2012

    I vote for the gypsy traveler. How amazing would that be!! I’d love to see the artwork that came from that, and I suspect I will some day.

    And as you already know, I totally feel the same way and will be following in your very wise footsteps soon.

    The new website is fabulous and as always the photos are to die for.

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    January 2, 2013

    take me with youuuuuuuuuuu (s)

    🙂 xo

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    Ginette Sundin

    January 4, 2013

    Kristianne, I do not know you but found your work…immediately saw your heart in your images and fell in love with them. I love this post you wrote for so many reasons. In some weird way it felt like you gave me permission to slow down and breathe in the joy…just to follow my heart instead of what everyone has been telling me to do as a photographer….and I needed that as I reflect on my goals for this year. Thank you for being true to yourself, and thank you for inspiring me! Best to you….and love your new site!