People have been saying that they haven't heard much from me lately and this much is so true. There have been a few things that had been going on that really gave me pause....literally AND figuratively.
So many times for photographers, things slow down in the winter; not always but often. There were things (and are things) nagging at me to take care of. I photographed a military ball in the beginning of December and once those images were in the mail, I decided that I was going to take a break. I was feeling overwhelmed with all of the responsibilities I had been blessed with. I set my camera in a cupboard and vowed not to touch it until after New Year's.
There was this phenomenal ice storm that happened and I really wanted to take some pictures of it. I turned on my camera and tried to take a picture and it was not working the way that it was supposed to. I lost control of my buttons; was not able to change any settings or even look at images on the screen. It was the beginning of a very long new challenge.
I sent it in to be repaired a total of 4 times. I would receive it back and it would work for two weeks and then the same problem would come back again. I have a backup camera, however people come to expect high quality images from me. (Even though this backup camera produces nice images, I did not want to have to resort to using that when people are paying top dollar for the quality they are accustomed to.) I had photo sessions that were planned when the camera died on me. It was terrible having to admit to clients that I can't photograph them. Or I'd receive the camera back and reach out to schedule only to have to reach out again and say "SIKEEEEE (psychhhhhh)." So I decided to wait until I was fairly certain I was going to be able to follow through. I mean, some people have to do a lot of planning and organizing in order to come to a session (blended families, working off-shifts, etc).
I am happy to report that there have been no issues with the camera since Hailey's headshot session. I had some glitches that rendered my camera useless for brief moments during both Jillian's and Hailey's sessions. Oddly since that time the camera has been behaving perfectly! SO ...... book your session today!
I am happy to report that there have been no issues with the camera since Jillian's headshot session. I had some glitches that rendered my camera useless for brief moments. I was going to send the camera in right after Hailey's headshot session, but oddly since that time the camera has been behaving perfectly! SO ...... book your session today!
I really and truly love being a photographer. For me, it isn't just about taking a picture. It's about making a portrait. It's about telling a story. It's about capturing a time in your life that a year, two years, five years, ten years etc. from now you will be looking at and fondly remembering or sadly missing THAT time of your life. You will NEVER HAVE THAT MOMENT AGAIN! Portraits are not meant to be mass produced. They are not meant to be tossed around meaninglessly. Can you see WHY I love what I do? Scroll down!