I know that when you read my posts, I sound like I Should be the town photographer in Stepford. I love everyone...I always have fun and I am always grateful for the opportunity to shoot in the first place. It's all true.
It's still a job...I still have to research and learn and put money out for props and equipment. I still have to have patience with a hyper kid or a fussy baby who's mommy is running on 2 hours of sleep and she has puke on her shirt and is trying to hold it together while I am in her house with laundry screaming at her from the basement. But I could care less about the house, I'm a mom too...your baby isn't the only baby who ever cried for no reason and the only thing I care about is getting that one shot that makes you smile.
Every click of the camera teaches me. I hone my technical skills. I grow socially. I learn to adapt to my environment. and I get paid to do all of these things. It's an awesome gig...and sometimes I think I need a little pinch to get back to reality. But the greatest thing is....this is reality and it's all mine.
So if I ever have had the privilege of taking photos for you, THANK YOU! It was fun for me and l learned a lot from you. And in that time we we are together...I was loving the ones I was with!