*Insert face slap*
Why would I even write a post like this?
Well I know what its like to feel frustrated by your photography while you look at other photographers beautiful feeds with their perfect lighting and subjects.
The truth is it's not always like that. Some days are crap and your plans fail either because we made mistakes or it was out of our control. Stuff happens. #truth
The photo you see here of this AH-dorable little girl is from the worst photoshoot ever.
This particular day we jump in the car, kids are happy, outfits are on, we start driving to the location. We get to the M1 and we hit traffic, not the usual afternoon traffic.... accident type traffic.
Yep. We were stuck, not moving, sun going down. It took us over an hour instead of 20 minutes...... because of that we arrived and the sun had already set and was getting very dark.
What the hell. Keep cool Britt keep cool. Don't freak out.
So I set my camera to the highest ISO it will go and I just shoot what ever I see. I was freaking out on the inside but somehow kept my cool. The kids? Well they were full of energy, they'd been sitting in a car for over an hour dying to get out. Asking over and over again "are we there yet"..... waaaaah. So I just let them go for it, spin around, dance, I didn't have time to direct them.
I managed a handful of photos, not my best but Mum loved them because their little personalities shine through. These kids seriously are ALL personality.
What's the point of this Blog post? Well as a photographer and especially when you are working with children, you have to roll with the punches. Enjoy the highs and learn from the lows. Not every shoot will go how you want it to. When you work on location you you also have to take into consideration the weather, there are many variables that can go wrong.
When it comes to my clients and situations like this all I care about is that they love the images. I will always offer another shoot to them if need be. At the end of the day my goal is to produce beautiful images and if I wasn't able to do this for them I will reschedule no problem at all.
Well I hope this post has reassured you that if you have a not-so-great photoshoot its not the end of the world! It happens to the best of us. Just do your best, fix it with your clients, learn from it...... and move on.
Thanks for reading! I'm thinking my next post should be something technical or about building the best portfolio....is that something you'd like to know about? Feel free to message me!! Tell me whats on your mind.