Being a full-time photographer, you don't have a "9-5" work schedule. You don't have nights and weekends off, because our weekends are dedicated to documenting our client's weddings and families.
But the part that a lot of people don't think about or realize, being a photographer, you don't have coworkers. (Sounds nice, huh?) Sometimes, it's nice to work from home and edit in your PJ'S all day. But sometime's not having coworkers to socialize with during the day-to-day workflow gets discouraging. Your friends with 9-5's are working when you're available, and on weekends when they have free time is your busiest time of the week. Being a photographer is the greatest joy in my life, but it often steals my time away from the people that are important to me, and makes it hard to meet people when I spend a lot of my days answering emails and editing from home.
So, in this profession, when you find other photographers that are just as excited to go to Muddy's to get coffee and explore the city you call home, you jump for joy and put real people clothes on for the first time in a week, grab your camera, and go.
Thanks Allison for letting Jenna, Emily and I drag you around Midtown, climb a few trees with you, adventure through some old creepy buildings, and hang out on a couple rooftops! You are absolutely fierce and beautiful and such a good sport about having tons of cameras following you around.
Where do I even begin? This headstrong siren of a women is the entire reason I am where I am today. Although I've had a love for photography for as long as I can remember, it was Emily that encouraged me and pushed me and demanded that I grab life by the horns and pursue this passion and turn it into a career. Every doubtful day she's been there to push me through, when I'm feeling less than my best. Not only is she one of my dearest friends and supporters, she's an relentless soul with a growing hunger to take her business to the next level; to know more, see more, be more, and produce more.
The day this photo was taken was actually the first day I met Jenna. When they said "big things come in small packages" they were without a doubt talking about this lady. She's a ball of fire and a creative, unstoppable force. Over the summer, she moved to Arizona and is currently dominating the photography world between two states! I have so much respect for her and am so grateful I got the chance to meet her and become friends with her before she moved across the country!
I'm a sucker for behind the scenes shots. Here's a few of these talented ladies in action!