Normally, Brandy does all the posting on our FB page and blog, however, I have something special that I would like to share and need to get off my chest.
For our fans that may or may not know. Both of us are Registered Nurses. It is a compassion we share, just as our Photography business is. Photography is not just a hobby formed out of an enclosed garage, turned into a studio for us. As nurses, we live our life by our Nursing Code of Ethics. We practice that in our everyday life as well including our photography. That code of ethics was developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession. We use the same practice in our photography business. The nurse in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status and personal attributes. The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth. I apply that same principle to my business.
Moral self respect- Moral respect accords moral worth and dignity to all human beings irrespective of their personal attributes or life situation. Such respect extends to oneself as well; the same duties that we owe to others, we owe to ourselves. Self-regarding duties refer to a realm of duties that primarily concern oneself and include Professional growth and maintenance of competence, preservation or wholeness of character, and personal character. Professional growth and maintenance of Competence-Though it has consequences for others, maintenance of competence and ongoing professional growth involves the control of one’s own conduct in a way that is primarily self-regarding. Nursing practice is held to be to the highest standards. Therefore, I have held those same standards to our role in our photography business. Wholeness of Character-Sound ethical decision-making requires the respectful and open exchange of views between and among ALL individuals with relevant interest. You can find more info on Nursingworld.org as this is borrowed from their site.
I started this business upon the news that I was going to be a grandmother. I wanted to capture every single moment of Ellie Gray’s life! I also brought Brandy into the business as a partner, learning her everything I could, sending her to workshops, attending workshops myself and working hard to maintain competence. We have been trained by THE BEST OF THE BEST in this business for ALL of our styles of photography. My goal was to create art that others would appreciate hanging on their walls and eventually build a business that I knew would be turned over to Brandy at some point. And who knows, maybe a business that she can eventually turn over to her children someday.
Sure, along the way we’ve encountered bumps, road blocks, and obstacles. But after going on 4 years, we have continued to grow and overcome.
But what we want you to know is that we LOVE being part-time photographers! And being part-time doesn’t mean we sacrifice on quality of our work by no means! Nurses are not made, they are born. They are born with such compassion and care for others. I enjoy helping the elderly whom otherwise couldn’t care for themself. To teach them about their disease and how to maintain their activities of daily living. And you should hear Brandy talk about her miracle babies that she helped transition into this world. She treasure’s every birth and every baby that she’s had the honor of taking care of.
So now for a formal invitation…
I would welcome anyone that feels like we practice unethical behavior and have no sense of responsibility and that we look as our photography business as a hobby, to please, please, email me. I would sincerely love to take you to lunch, (on me of course!), and I will openly discuss any questions or concerns that you have about our professionalism, background, knowledge, education, or whatever questions you may have.
A special thank you to our fans for your continued support of Lime Light Photography.