- Being a photographer is not easy and time will never go on your side.
- Most people think that photography is boring.
- Photography is the most stressful profession.
Generally, being a photographer is not easy and time will never go on your side; you have to meet the client’s deadline, prepare for another wedding shoot and more. So basically, you don’t have enough time for yourself and to your family. However, even if photography is the most stressful profession, I still chose to stick with it because seeing your clients happy with my work is all worth it. In fact, it’s not only me who’s going through a tiring and stressful journey, even my clients or the bride and groom to be are having a difficult time too.
Most people think that photography is boring and dull since all you have to do is pose and give enough smile. Honestly, having fun in a wedding shoot is not prohibited. As a photographer, I even encourage my clients to be as comfortable as possible so that we will all have a smooth and great client-photographer relationship. I get impatient at times, especially when my clients are not cooperative, but instead of reprimanding or argue with them, I make things that will do well for everyone like giving them a break, establishing rapport, ask them ideas they want to incorporate and etc..
I like the idea of having fun while covering a wedding shoot because it’s much easier for me to take real smiles and emotions. Also, I don’t need to put much effort when editing since the images are natural; all I ever need is to download third party workflows like Lightroom presets wedding black and white if they want it to be unique.
So if you’re having tough times in your photography career, take the time to relax, don’t be too professional, give your clients more time to be their selves to have a perfect wedding shot.