Likes. Comments. Shares. Followers.
If we're completely honest, when a little notification pops up on our phone telling us that one of you noticed something that we posted it excites us. It makes us feel good to see our posts get multiple likes and comments. We feel more and more validated as the numbers grow. But we're stopping right there to think about the humans behind those numbers. The actual and real person who's reading our material, viewing our photos and scrolling through our feed. We're stopping to think about you.
We want you to know just how important you are to us. You're not just a notification or some kind of 'social media trophy'. By following us and our work or tapping that little heart at the bottom of our posts, we're (in a small way, perhaps) becoming part of a community. A community that believes in who we are and what we're doing. And you may be asking, just what might that be?
You see, we're not just about taking pictures. We're not just about putting words on a screen for you to scroll through. Anyone can do those things. No. What we aim to do is construct beautiful images and pair them with carefully chosen words in such a way that it moves you. We long to inspire and excite you with the work that we do. To help you realize how precious our life here on earth is. To see it as this gift you've been given and help you savor all of it. This is the mission and heart behind what we do.
You may be asking, why are we telling you all this? Simply because we're asking you to join us. At the risk of sounding desperate or needy, we'll put it this way: We need you. Without you, this dream of ours isn't happening. But by choosing to work with us, we can preserve this sacred gift of life together.
And when you do join us (yes, even in small ways like following us on social media platforms) please know that we appreciate you and your support. This business of photography + word-crafting isn't just some hobby. It's the seed of a dream carefully guarded in our hearts and right now we're doing all we can to see it come to fruition. We are honored and humbled that you're choosing to help us in any way that you are.
Which brings us to the two-fold purpose of our giveaway. First, it's our way of saying thank you. Thank you to everyone who's believed in us from day one. And second, we're saying hello. Hello to a world of beautiful lives that we're hoping to be welcomed into.
Be on the lookout for the next blog post that will showcase each product and tell you how you can be entered for a chance to win. Oh, we can't wait!