A lot of changes have been happening behind the scenes and I'm so happy to share those changes with you.
A LOT OF NEW CONTENT!
After years of sitting in my computer, I FINALLY added many new photoshoots to my Clientele section.
Be sure to check out the photoshoots section for Family and Events. And you'll see a lot of new stuff there. ;)
I still have a lot of photoshoots to add. Like stuff for couples, graduations, senior portraits, family shoots and so on. So over the next few weeks/months, my goal is to add all of that content. It is long over due, but I'm excited to finally have a start on it.
Something I have wanted to do for many years (since I was a teenager) was to produce my own music.
I didn't know what style I would have, as I was obsessed with several genres, but I knew I wanted to produce my own music.
I had been writing since I was a child. I stopped for a few years and picked it back up when I was a teenager.
It was my way of expressing myself when I was in a dark place. I was struggling with low self-esteem, bitterness, depression and even suicidal thoughts. Writing poetry and songs was my escape. A way to let it all out.
As I got older, I started to look into what it would take to make my own music. I either had to buy expensive programs and teach myself how to make music or buy a Mac laptop just to use Garage Band, which I thought was ridiculous.
So I came to the conclusion that it wasn't something I wasn't going to be able to do at that time. I set that dream aside but continued to write when I was inspired.
Fast forward to over 15 years later, I got inspired to make a song for Caleb. (My "at the time" boyfriend)
I had written a song for him but I wanted original music to go with it. I looked into hiring someone on fiverr to make the backtrack for me. But when I started to estimate the cost, it was climbing into the hundreds. I thought surely there's a cheaper alternative.
I turned to YouTube in hopes of finding an instrumental track that I could bend my lyrics too. And to my surprise, I unlocked a new level of YouTube that I did not know existed!
Music producers were putting their tracks out there, for FREE! Free to use music!
If you wanted to stream the music, you could purchase a license. But for personal use (like uploading to youtube or soundcloud) the tracks were free to use.
I was so excited! I spent hours and hours listening to tracks by different producers, hoping to find the right fit for the song I wrote for Caleb. I found one that I loved, but found so many more I could see myself using for other songs I had written.
Suddenly, it wasn't just about one song for Caleb, but I started to think on a bigger scale.
What if I could FINALLY produce my music!? My songs!
After years of them sitting in my computer, and being read on my website, what if I could record my vocals to music and people actually listen to my words rather than just read them?
It was so refreshing to feel an old dream wake from a long slumber. I'm not a great singer and by no means want fame, but to pursue music as a hobby and another form of creating art, sure! Why not!?
I need a new microphone that has better quality, but I have managed to record one song. I posted it to Youtube. Which you can listen to here. If you dare.
It felt uncomfortable to me to sing it because I was trying to copy a male singer. This is an original song wrote by me, but the music is from a famous band "Keane. It's their song "Somewhere Only we know" but I wrote a song to their music called "Something Only We Know". A song about a relationship I had back in 2017. I loved how my lyrics fit with their music. And 5 years later, I finally recorded to it. It was fun but I definitely want to start working on projects where I am starting from scratch. Not copying someone else's singing style. But for now, it will serve as an ice breaker.
I have lots of plans to travel this year and make music. I hope to get back into photography, but if not I definitely plan to film. I have so many videos I want to make. But that will come later.
I have a lot of plans and goals. I feel like I can never get it all done. But I'm going to try my best too.
Or at least prioritize which is most important to get done first.
Thank you so much for reading and visiting my website!
Have a wonderful day.
They call me "Lady", my name's Corinne