Just popping in for a moment because I am experiencing true photographer's pain point.
Last night, I kicked of Senior Portrait season with a sassy fun girl named JackGlenn. Jacks is charismatic. Here self-confidence and playful spirit just infused our session. Did I mention she's also adventurous? There was nothing she bawked at doing - - Okay, there was a decidedly stringent objections to spiders, but it only segued us a teeny, tiny bit.
So, if it was all so lovely and fun, and that's my goal for every photo shoot, to be lovely, laid back and fun, where is my pain point? I haven't gotten to cull my pictures. The shoot was a golden hour shoot, which means the sun set just as the one-hour shoot concluded. Which also means, at this time of year, that the hour was late. So, off to bed I went only to awake late.
Which means my day is off and running with the business of the day. And that also means, culling - sorting through and reviewing my images - has to wait until the end of the day.
You might be thinking, so what?! But this is a big deal to a creative and most especially to a photographer. It's not just about our art, but about the people with whom we have made a connection. Serving someone is one of the greatest way to love someone. We have been accorded the privilege of capture a moment in your story. That's a big deal! It's an honor which humbles, at least it does to me. And the thing I want most, as soon as a session is complete, is to get to work on delivering your images to you.
My process includes reviewing images and selecting the best representation of my work and of you. I work to get everything right in camera, so just a few touches in Lightroom and your images are ready to go. I don't do a lot of heavy editing. I believe wholly that you are perfect the way you are. I will clean up a blemish, or lessen eyeglass reflections, but I will never liquefy. It's just not my style.
For me, it takes about to weeks to prayerfully go through my process to provide you with my best work and your best images. And I can't wait to get started. . . which is why waking up late has me in such agony of anticipation. I can't wait to review Jacks' images and get started on the process the will present her with images that will last for generations.