Sweet Bee Studios… it’s got a cute ring to it I think.
You are probably asking where I came up with this and why I didn’t just use my name. I have answers to all your questions.
On the footsteps of creating this new vision for my photography business I knew that it needed a fresh new name. At first I toyed around with Ali May Photography and the more I said it, the more it just felt like it was only about me. And yes, while I may be the girl behind the camera, I didn’t want this business to just be about me. My heart is for people, my clients (some who are now friends and even like family), and our community. I wanted it to be more than just taking pictures, but an opportunity for experiences and memories to be birthed and connections to be created. I wanted more.
I have been drawn to the honeybee for several years and haven't thought much of it. I decided to research and see for giggles where it would lead me. I read all about the honeybee and how it symbolizes community, brightness, and good fortune. The bee is also symbolic of hardwork, cooperation, and teamwork. Since the honey bee will protect its home at the risk of its own life, it represents loyalty and courage. Not to mention the bee uses its talents to help humanity and make personal contributions to change the world for the better. Yes! I love it. This was it. Learning all of this as I researched, I was certain the bee was exactly the symbol of this new direction I wanted and needed. A cute little bee to bring us together and to pass down stories and photographs for generations to come.
And just like that, I knew we needed a little sweet community to create memories and connect us together, so Sweet Bee Studios was created and I absolutely love it. Every time I hear it said, it makes me so happy because it’s about more than just me, it’s about all of us. it's about our families and our friends coming together to live life, to create, and to capture it all so we can remember and retell it to those we get to share life with. I can’t wait to see what the future holds, the moments that will be shared and the sweet memories that will all be made.