A Crazy July: A first blog thingy
I am always conscious that so much social media content is repetitive, so I try to strike the balance between posts just being an update and an acknowledgment of an event- whilst in theory hopefully keeping folk engaged with my work.
Stupidly I usually I keep an eye on the diary as and when I open it, in 2016's there was no real obvious sign of my work load going from comparatively moderate to mentalist overnight. However a couple of late Friday & Sunday bookings made earlier in the year made a big difference to the overall pattern of how made July was going to be and it wasn't till about a month out did I notice.
Now there are doubtless other 'togs out there dealing with a busier a schedule and indeed some people are nurses/soldiers/junior doctors/paramedics/teachers etc so I'm not moaning about hard work or being busy by any means but it was certainly an experience and a first for me with a camera in my hand.
I will be honest, at no single point during any of the weddings was I tired or had I had enough. Experience with back to back weddings in 2014 & 2015 had taught me:
Adhering to these rules really helped me physically and mentally and that was vital because although I had 6 weddings in 16 days for each of the couples stood at the altar it was there 'one' special day....... and it honestly isn't sales speak, I do take pride in my work.
It isn't just the shoot, weddings photos simply don't happen in the 10-12 hours on the day- it's at least the same and more again to get the photos into a finished format, so the 4 or 5 days in between weddings was by no means down time, I had to at least make a start...... to be left with the best part of 20,000 files at the end of the month would be my idea of hell and it wouldn't help with the end product. I was switching the computer off to pick the camera back up and vice-versa.
I had also pushed the bar up for myself personally, no doubt the next time the assignments back up I'll be able to look back on July 2016 and tell myself to man up.
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