Somedays I hate my camera!
Sometimes I hate my camera.
There, I said it! Don’t get me wrong, I love photography and am passionate about capturing authentic moments for my clients.
During my busy seasons - and I have several throughout the year - I am energized when I’m out with family clients or photographing little preschoolers, but honestly… sometimes the back end of my photography business fills my days and nights, for weeks on end.
What’s a gal to do when she’s ready to shoot the tools that provide her family’s income?
She pulls up her big-girl camera strap, grabs the camera, a lens, and some flowers and gets down to therapy!
Case in point - last winter I purchased a breakout from ClickinMoms called the Fascination of a Flat Lay. This was put together by Stephanie Studer of Life Created. I purchased it with the thought of improving my commercial photography work. I know the technicals, but needed a boost for the creative side.
After reading the breakout and watching the videos I was anxious to apply some ideas to my work, but all this was put on the back burner due to the work load I already had. One day in January, during a highly stressful week, I had had enough and needed a break. I bought some tulips at Trader Joe’s here in Las Vegas, grabbed my camera, my 50mm 1.4, and some vintage items from my treasured collection. At first, I was a little frustrated and not getting the results I wanted. I took a deep breath, said this is for me, and went back to it.
It’s so awesome when your work skills substitute as therapy tools, lol.
Right about here is where I decided to let go and have fun. And I did have lots of fun.
I love the pop of color. And that vintage measuring cup???? <3 <3 <3
I love being a family photographer, a preschool photographer, and a modern school photographer here in the Las Vegas Valley. I’m passionate about my work and my clients. And I’m grateful to use the same skills and tools to help me relax !