Thursday, September 09, 2010

My Photography Portfolio

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I’m ready to share it: www.meetakwolff.com

It’s been a long process, I have to admit, but here it is. I see it but I do not believe it’s finally completed.

My main focus usually lies on my life with my family, my day job and my friends, but then there is another part of me that strives to achieve more, be creative and not be confined to the realms of daily life. My “hobby” has provided me with a gateway to an island just for me. I can shut out the world around me and sink into whatever it is I am doing, be it photography, writing or developing a new recipe. While both aspects of my life conflate into one, I realize that the goals I set for my hobby can only be achieved with tiny baby steps.

This year I set out a few goals and one of them was to get my photography portfolio out. The “hobby” began to inch into a bigger picture in my life as a few clients and editors planted the seed in my head. At first it was difficult for me to relate to the idea: “Me? A photography portfolio? As in like a real professional one? But only photographers have photography portfolios!”

It was sometime last year that I actually really got comfortable enough to consider myself as a photographer – as in – a photographer good enough to have her own portfolio!

You can now access the portfolio very easily from the top navigation bar under “photography portfolio”.

There are several people I really want to thank because even though my name is prominently displayed on portfolio there have been a few forces behind the scenes helping me with this feat.

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Those Spice Sisters are always there when I need them.

Kerrin, Hilda and Jeanne who motivated and supported me each in her own way. Looking through pictures, giving critique and helping me with the text and forever encouraging me.

Jamie – sweet Jamie, always there for me not just with her positive attitude but her endless praise. Together we worked on the texts, wording, re-wording and then scraping and starting from the beginning – with her utmost patience and perseverance I feel good about my About and Contact pages!

Ilva – without her kicks in my backside I presumably would have taken another year with this project. But she believed in me from the first moment. She was one of the biggest driving forces behind me working on this project to make it a reality - quickly. Her boundless belief in me, her sound advice and loyal friendship moved me so much.

Spice Power rocks! Thank you ladies. I often found myself in tears (like right now) when I thought of the unconditional love and support I have received from you all!

My two girlfriends here A.K. and Beate who push me to dream big dreams and are forever plugging me where ever they can. Thanks!

Of course I’d like to thank many of you because you might not know it but your comments and motivation keeps me going, making me believe in myself. Some of you have been with me on this space from the beginning and you know how I have developed. Did you ever think I would have my own portfolio when I first presented this post? I did not!

I also did not expect to become a person many turn to on the topic of photography and styling. But I have and to you, I just want to say: take another look at that post and the pictures. If I can do it you can too!    

Shoot for the moon. If you miss you’ll still land in the stars!


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38 comments :

  1. I have admired your photos from day 1 and you ARE definetly a photographer!

    By the way, here is a laugh or you: my family is German and my maiden name is....FROSCH

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  2. Oh, Meeta, I didn't think it would really happen but you have brought me to tears! I am at a loss for words - I think that I may have already given them all to you! My heart is full to overflowing. If I give you just half of what you give to me - as a friend, muse, inspiration, encouragement and support, then I can consider myself worthy! Together we (The Spice Girls!) do absolutely great things! To the moon? Yes, indeed, the sky is the limit! xoxo

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  3. My darling sister-from-another-mother - you were right, I needed some tissues to get through that. I've already told you how much I love the portfolio and how inspiring your photography is to me. We've dreamed so many dreams together and it's wonderful to see your dream starting to come true. All I want you to know... (you know the rest!) :)

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  4. Lovely treat for the sore eyes, Meeta. Even the black and white pictures are so full of life. You made the simple foods look gorgeous.

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  5. You've come a long way baby! All the best for your new venture.

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  6. Congratulations!
    looks incredible. You did a long journey, and now this is just a new starting for another one.
    Just a suggestion: I have follow your blog for a while now and I'd love to hear about your photo skills and technique: equipment you use, how you plan your shots, and so on. It would be great to know a bit more, and I am sure I am not the only one who would enjoy it.
    Congratulations on your new adventure.

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  7. Congratulations Meeta on your wonderful project!
    Your pictures have always inspired me.
    Looking forwad to see more of them.
    Bogna

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  8. Congratulations on your portfolio. What a wonderful achievement.
    Your pictures are always outstanding.

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  9. Congrats Meeta. Your photography skills are spectacular, I cannot imagine you thinking it was not good enough. It is the best I have ever seen and may you go places

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  10. Congragulations Meeta, just checked the place looks beautiful. I am used to see your food pictures here but the life pictures there i just loved it.

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  11. Congrtualtions Meeta!! And wish you many successes!! :)) I really like the portfolio! :))

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  12. Congratulations to you, Meeta! Your work has always been flawless as far as I'm concerned. Pursuing and achieving a dream takes so much on-going effort and clearly, you've done it. Fabulous!

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  13. Wow, beautiful! I am a fan of your photography!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. You are so talented, Meeta, and it is wonderful to see such great thing happening to you! Congratulations, darling!
    xx

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  15. Congratulations Meeta! Awesome portfolio. The pictures are brilliant.

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  16. Congratulations on the beautiful portfolio Meeta! Your photos are absolutely stunning!

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  17. Your portfolio looks amazing Meeta, it's the perfect showcase for your pictures. Well done!

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  18. what an important moment here meeta, something to celebrate big time ! you set a goal for yourself, and you have achieved it !! bravo for that alone. and this is only the beginning. so much behind you, yet oh so very much that awaits...

    i am honored to be among your friends mentioned above, who of course are there around the clock with advice, an ear (or eyes), uncensored opinions, unlimited encouragement and more. you have put forth a beautiful portfolio and it is very exciting to see it out there, for the world to see ! again, bravo meeta !! can't wait to hear about the future photography projects coming your way...

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  19. How very exciting! I'm headed over right now to check it out!

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  20. Congratulations! It's absolutely beautiful and really shows off your talent and creativity.

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  21. Bravo Meeta! You're photos are amazing, and everytime I visit your blog, I feel inspired. Thank you for being so open and sharing with your hints and tips on photography.

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  22. Hey Meeta, I am SO DAMN PROUD OF YOU GIRL! You really have a talent for seeing the beauty in everything and you should be sharing that with the world. What a star... and a wife, mum and full time worker to boot. You are amazing xx

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  23. Oh Meeta, I'm SO proud of you and so very happy for you. :-) Your work never fails to delight and inspire me and make me feel that life is very beautiful even when it's difficult. :-) Congratulations!! (PS - Thank you for inviting me to see you in Weimar! I would LOVE that! :-) I will keep you posted on plans that take me to Germany. :-))

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  24. CONGRATS meeta! This is so so so so exciting. Now I can go tell the world I know someone famous :D x

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  25. Congratulations Meeta on your wonderful portfolio...I think it's absolutely stunning! And just to let you know, I've always considered you a "photogrpaher"...cheers!

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  26. Meeta, congratulations! I cannot wait to browse through your portfolio.
    Ever since I starting reading food blogs several years back, I considered you a photographer - your photos have always been amazing. Great job, so happy for you!

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  27. Bravo bravo bravo!!! Congratulations Meeta! You photographs are gorgeous and YES you certainly are a photographer if being a photographer means capturing beauty on film and inspiring others with the images you create! :) Fantastic portfolio!

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  28. Your portfolio is beautiful! Congratulations!

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  29. What an amazing accomplishment!

    I'm headed over to take a peek....

    Thank you for sharing your work, it's inspiring!

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  30. It was time. Wasn't it! Congratulations on your photography portfolio. The spaces looks amazing.

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  31. Congrats Meeta! Great job, you are an inspiration :)

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  32. Just gorgeous Meeta! Very very gorgeous!

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  33. WOW! Thank you all so much for all your wonderful comments. I appreciate the incredible support and the fantastic motivation. I am deeply touched and send you all huge hugs!

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  34. Congratulations! You take such beautiful photographs and they definitely deserved a "place" of their own.
    Magda

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  35. I have been following your blog for some time on Bloglovin' and have always loved your photos. After seeing your portfolio, though, I'm floored and inspired. I have my own food blog and have been pushing through learning everything I can about food photography and absolutely adore it. I only hope one day I can reach your level!

    -Claire indulginginguiltypleasures.wordpress.com

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  36. It looks so very good Meeta! Wow... is all I can say!

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  37. Hi Meeta, I can appreciate all the hard work you put into your portfolio, and it really is something you can be proud of! Much success with your new endeavour. I especially love your closing thought "Shoot for the moon, if you miss you'll still land in the stars". Words to live by, thanks!

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Thank you for visiting What's For Lunch, Honey? and taking time to browse through my recipes, listen to my ramblings and enjoy my photographs. I appreciate all your comments, feedback and input. I will answer your questions to my best knowledge and respond to your comments as soon as possible.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay here and that I was able to make this an experience for your senses.

Hugs
Meeta