Okay, ignoring the existential crisis that question brings up. What's up?!? After 4 years of running my photography business I've decided to take the plunge and...blog?
Over coffee with a good friend recently (who also happens to be a social media guru- cheers for talented friends!), I was reminded that I haven't been the best at sharing with y'all. I guess I always assumed that I could let the photos speak for themselves, but when I think about all of my favorite brands/artists/businesses (oh hey, there's an entire blog post there!) what draws me to their platforms, aside from amazing product and talent, is really a chance to peek into the behind the scenes of another business or entrepreneur.
So back to the question, who am I? If we haven't met yet, my name is Erin O'Connor and I'm a photographer living in Charleston, SC with my husband Will and our dog Larry. I started my photography business in Houston, TX before we relocated to Charleston in July 2016 for my husband's job. I moved to Charleston without any real knowledge of the city (Was I living under a rock? Not reading ANY travel magazines? Unclear.) and have since completely fallen in love with lowcountry living.
Charleston is just a really great city for quality of life. The downtown has beautiful historic homes and shops, the beach is a short drive away, and the food completely lives up to the hype. So, after moving across the country every 3-4 years for a decade, we quickly made it a point to put down roots and ended up purchasing a little yellow house (First time homeowners! 80 year old house! What could go wrong??) in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood on the upper peninsula in Charleston.
So what will this blog be? You tell me! I'd love to use this as a space to share tips and tricks I've learned working as a professional photographer, highlight some of the amazing spaces I stumble upon in and around Charleston, chronicle my on-going efforts (and frequent failures) at moving towards a more "green" lifestyle, and whatever else you're interested in. So, if you have any questions/topics/crises you'd like to hear my take on, just comment below and let me know!