Welcome to hopefully the first of many blog posts, and thank you for being a part of this new journey that has been years in the making. When I began Red’s Reflections Photography back in 2014, with nothing but my Nikon, a crappy kit lens and a dream, I had no idea of the wonderful winding road it would lead me down. But God knew. After all, He is the one who put all the pieces into place (even some that seemed like road blocks at the time), in order to bring everything together in His perfect timing. Isn’t it really incredible how God can be working in your life and bringing about wonderful changes that you don’t even realize are coming? Thanks to the talent and passion God has blessed me with, I am ready to finally stand proudly behind my name.
Once upon a time, I had just wanted to take beautiful photographs, and so I started my photography journey and called my endeavors “Red’s Reflections.” Truth be told, though, the name was really a mask to hide behind in case the world didn’t like my work. Little did I know people wouldn’t just like it, but would actually offer me money in exchange for taking their photos; a dream come true! Realizing I could turn my hobby into a business, I should have then removed the masked title that was Red’s Reflections. But I didn’t. I did what I always do and took the path of least resistance. The safe path.
For the next almost three years, I poured my drive and passion into educating myself so that I could further my knowledge and refine my talent in this amazingly beautiful and competitive world of photography. I am a firm believer that education is one of the greatest investments we can make in any area worth something to us, with photography being no exception. So, I invested my time and hard- earned money into every class and seminar I was able to, covering everything from shooting and editing, to branding and business. Every choice we make in life has a consequence or result of some sort, whether good or bad, and for me the choice to educate myself resulted in confidence.
Fast forward to the conclusion of three years’ worth of learning, practice, and a ton of hard work, and I have made it to what my best friend refers to as a “turning point.” I think, through all my experiences, I have finally realized that nothing in life is worthwhile if it doesn’t scare you at least a little, and now, thanks to the unwavering support and encouragement of my clan, I feel ready to take on the world… or at least the greater north Texas area 🙂
So, with all of that being said, I am now taking off the mask. “Red’s Reflections” is no more, but I am extremely excited to announce the grand opening of Erin Kaifetz Photography. My main mission is to help people take a moment out of their busy lives, press the pause button, and revel in just how precious this life really is. We have a limited amount of time here with the people we love, and therefore we owe it to our future selves to capture moments of joy, love, truth, and happiness, because next to making memories, preserving them is one of the greatest things we can do with our time.
October 12, 2017