Tira J :
Girl....I just found your blog via our pals at Infinet Design. I loved this post and feel like you are a soul sister in this crazy photography industry. Loved every single word. And here's to the "haters". Gotta love 'em and leave 'em. xoxo June 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Amy : I'm glad I will have this post for future reference! <3 ROCK ON GIRL!!! March 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Lacy : Stay true to you for you will be critisized anyway. Your character is who you are and reputation is merely what others think of you. Your work speaks for itself. Keep smiling and enjoy the ride! March 14, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Connie L. Pond: Critic's won't kill you they will only make you stronger and better than before. Hmmmm, sounds like a familier song I know!. I luv Sharon Elizabeth Photography. March 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Brittni: Its bad that you had to write this to shut people up for a second but I love it!! To the people who made those comments, jealousy is a sickness!!! Hope you get well soon! March 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Chrissy Fukushima: Love you Sharon! Proud of you for standing up for all the long nights and hard work you put into this thing. I've found that most of the people shoot arrows in your back because they are trying to catch up to you or allow you down. Although it sucks, take it as a complement! March 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM
Kristen: Right on girl! This is such a great post! Keep being beYOUtiful! March 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM
Elizabeth: You are so inspirational!!! Your words give others strength and motivation. I love you blog so much!!!!
March 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM
Angela Payne: You are a true professional! And a great person with a awesome ability to photograph(also an awesome writer)Nothing wrong with standing your ground with others, but the ones who know you well don't need any explanations. :) Have a great day! March 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM
This was an amazing post!! Go girl! I love everything about this post and your business and YOU! :)
Thank you for sharing! March 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Turn a deaf ear, girl. Haters gonna hate. You are authentic, genuine, talented, super sweet and above all of that drama <3 March 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Amen, Sharon. Amen. I see your confidence shining right through, as it should. xo March 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Good things happen to people who DESERVE it and WORK for it! Laying down and WAITING for someone to just hand you something will never get you anywhere in life.
I love how you worry about YOU and your kin and no one else! That's how it should be. I'm proud of you! March 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM
Resa: Girl!! You tell 'em! Loving yourself is the first key to happiness. Those criticizing you for being yourself, obviously don't like themselves very much! Stay true to who you are and the AMAZING work that you do! There are FAR more of us out there admiring you than those that are hating on you! March 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM
I have met you, learned from you and admire you. i admire your honesty. I admire your photography. I admire the way you are able to give others constructive criticism (and that my friend is a HARD thing to do).
It does matter who you know, not for what they can do for you, but because you have a mutual respect. WHY would someone choose you to have their cover if you were less than wonderful? Their reputation is on the line. They could care less about friendship when it comes to business. AND I could go on, but I wont bore you!! Here's to wishing you the best!!!!!!
March 12, 2013 at 6:36 PM
you go, girl! sometimes people just need a ninja kick in the face! haha. i'm proud of you for standing up for yourself! hopefully one day i'll get better about doing that and not get heartburn just thinking about it haha. March 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Wow! I'm mad you even had to write this. I've kept up with your blog for probably about a year now... you're someone I'd be friends with and you are so professional. Hearing you explain the workings of a camera to Ashely was blowing my mind! I had no idea what skill it took to capture even a decent picture. You are so awesome. I drool over all of your pictures! I know you didn't write this so your supporters would shower you in compliments, but dang! I want to! God clearly gave you this talent and I really believe you are making Him proud. March 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM
You're awesome, this is awesome. I am so thankful for professional like you standing up for what is right and true and godly! I feel everything you just wrote. All of it. Thank you for having the guts to put it all out there!! March 12, 2013 at 6:23 PM
rachel: well okay lets just say torn jeans, tshirt, ponytail....i mean and you are still beautiful.....and pretty dang hilarious!!!! those people are just jealous of your amazingness!!!!! March 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM