What is The Photographist Life all about?

PHOTOGRAPHIST- one who produces photographs. (wiktionary)

Wouldn’t it have been easier to just say ‘Photographer’? Sure. But I am not living the photographer life…I am living The Photographist Life. I am observing life, capturing life’s stories through images, you know, photographically documenting people being awesome.

*perplexed looks*

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Okay, so maybe there are some of you wondering where I came up with this often considered outdated term. My husband actually referred to me as a photographist(he thought he came up with a whole new word, lol) and it was a life altering, whip my head around moment that felt utterly perfect. Doesn’t PHOTOGRAPHIST feel right rolling around in your mind? Yes? No? I’ll give you a few minutes to feel it out. The more I said the word after his mention, the more my vision became crystal clear of what it meant to me.

In a nutshell, I want to show you amazing people doing amazing things, places and things that bring me and others joy, but most importantly, I want to focus on connecting. In this day and age, we live a very hurried pace, and that leaves us little time to connect with friends, meet new people, learn new things. Life really is about our relationships, and connecting with each other, bringing joy to one another, inspiring those around us.  I just want good things for you and this is my way of providing what I bring in a joyful, inspiring manner to you.

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I am going out on a limb in my attempt to spread joy and happiness, who knows, maybe it’s all BS…but remember, BS makes the flowers grow better. Before we part for the day, tell me, what brings you joy, who inspires you?




Greetings From Behind the Lens

Hello, my name is Erin Robinson, I am the person behind The Photographist Life and E.robinsonphotos. I have been on a path of creative discovery with photography for about 4 years, it won’t be changing anytime soon as photography is a life long journey that will take you down many paths of twists and turns and I am perfectly content with the challenges/rewards/frustrations/breakthroughs it has in store for me. Settle in with a cup of something tasty and we’ll get better acquainted.

Facts about me: I have been married for 19 years, I have two daughters, I have 3 dogs/2 cats/ 4 fish, I grew up on a farm in Southern Ohio(I may speak with a twang when I get really animated), I love to travel and see new places and meet new people, and the beach is my favorite place to be. I am an observer, I love to look for the little details of what I see or feel, I like to see the big picture without losing sight of the minute things, and I love to learn about ANYTHING. I once read a landscaping book for the fun of it.

fam 1 web wmI have a love/hate relationship with coffee. I always loved the smell of it and it reminds me of my grandma’s house. I didn’t start drinking it until my mid 30s (don’t do the math, I am standing firm at 38 for the 3rd year now) because I was sick, realized my eyes functioned better with coffee,  but I hate that I rely on it to be alive and to keep those around me safe and alive in the mornings too.  What are you gonna do though, I don’t look good in orange, and I love buying cute pottery mugs. See, lots of love/hate there.

I find myself entering a stage of life that is unexpected, not repugnant at all, but actually welcomed.  The sort of things I thought I would do with my life beginning in my 20s, convinced myself I would not see come to fruition let alone start in my 30s, I am embarking on in my 40s. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START. You hear that phrase and think it doesn’t apply to you, it most assuredly applies to us ALL.


sunrise 1 web wmI am just going to show you my quirkiness right out of the gate here…

This blog is going to push me out of my comfort zone, which makes me maniacally laugh in nervousness, but also propels me to keep going forward.  Have you ever felt that way? You know you need to jump to fly, so you just have to do it. Yep, that is why it is called a “Leap of Faith”. Tell me about yourself, what is something you never thought you would do? What do you love? I am excited to meet you, learn all about you, and to have you along for the ride that I call The Photographist Life.