It’s been a little while since my last post. I know it isn’t like me, but I needed a break. I’m traveling for enjoyment, managing businesses and family life. Sometimes it’s just good to take a breather. Now I think I have a clear mind I’m ready to take you on another journey in my life. It’s something that’s been bothering me for some time now. The decision to leave the wedding photography world. I don’t want to do it, because it’s such a beautiful thing to share such an important part of a woman’s life. Being a Bride. Besides that I crave the process.
Wedding photography is one of the most demanding jobs the world. Theres really no glamour on the wedding day. I’ll wear practical clothes, including my shoes. I’ll sweat my hair and face off, shoot until my finger is numb and direct drunk people by telling them how to pose. I’ll forget to eat until my blood sugar drops. Not to mention I’m going to stand on my feet for about 14 hours. Sounds rough doesn’t it? Yet there is so much gratification from working hard for wedding photographs. It’s the preparation. Everyone has gone out of their way to look great and I get to preserve it. Then after I get home to a good night of rest ( and can see straight ) the real work begins when I curate the images.
My dilemma is weather I should stop being a wedding photographer. Sometimes I don’t think I have what it takes. Creating amazing images of such and important day isn’t as easy as it seems. It is more than just sliding in an SDcard and pressing the shutter. A good photographer who can document it all and not miss the small details is what it takes, but I’m slow at shooting because I want everything perfect.
Being cognizant of tricky lighting takes skills without thinking about it. Remembering the poses in my head that are usually flattering to most couples. It’s frustrating sometimes because I get so excited I’ll forget my camera settings. Then I have to regain my composer. Theres only one chance at wedding photos.
Why do I get so nervous? I’ve discovered I’m so passionate about weddings. My work makes me proud. Perhaps having clients that appreciate me capturing the details and taking my time will be my selling point.