First off, welcome to my blog! I know there have been so many times before when I have started my blog and stopped because I wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like my work was good enough, I didn’t have the right content, or there may have been a million other reasons for it. I have been telling myself for the past month that I need to get started back again, but every time I told myself to sit down and write, I didn’t for some reason. Well today is the day I have to sit down and do it! No more excuses Jimmy!
I was talking with my friend Mike a few weeks ago over coffee and I said to him “Just imagine if I had been blogging everyday since I started pursuing photography. I would have had so much content”. And that is so true. Until now, I didn’t get to blog about my very first photo session, the portrait session I had with my friend Alesha, my experience shooting the runway event at the Wynfrey Bridal Show, and so much more. So, about a week ago I gave myself a task. I simply told myself I had to write my first blog post before my wedding that I was second shooting on Saturday. And of course, in the style of myself, I am writing this blog post the morning of. Why would I have written it on Wednesday? That would be crazy, right?
So, on to the topic of this post. I am shooting for the first time at a wedding today. I am second shooting for a guy named Nathan who I have not met yet, but have heard great things about. For the past month, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought about this wedding. Would I get the right shots? What main lens would I rent? Would I crawl up into a ball and give up? All these questions went through my mind, and questions are still going through my mind a couple of hours before I leave.
I spent the entire day yesterday looking at weddings online, getting some inspiration for the right shots to get, cleaning my equipment, charging batteries, formatting my CF cards, and practicing a lot yesterday afternoon indoors with my flash. I even hung a white dress shirt up in front of a sun lit window to test out settings for the famous “dress shot” that we see everywhere. Yeah, go ahead and laugh! By the end of the day I felt like I was ready to go. I double, triple, and quadruple checked everything. I am ready. Laid my head to rest last night with a clear mind.
So here we are, the morning of, having a cup of coffee, relaxing, and writing a blog post about everything leading up to this day. This is the day I have been waiting for. For the past two years, I have pondered over what field of photography I have wanted to work in, and I know wedding photography will be the main focus of my career. I can’t wait to discuss my interest in Fine Art with you in a later post!
So get ready Jimmy! This is what you have been waiting for. Go out there today, get some great shots, and most of all, have fun!! I am so excited for you to take this journey with me… Welcome to my life… As a wedding and lifestyle photographer!