If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out! Below are just some of the many reasons why I wouldn’t change my job for anything in the world.
Photography changes how you see things. You notice colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them, like Baby Ava’s sweet toes.
You pay more attention to the beauty around you. Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world around them by viewing it through new eyes. For example, the below image is of my youngest son, taken 3 years ago during a personal endeavor, Project 365. The way the light was falling across his face immediately caught my eye. While playing with legos may not be inherently beautiful, this moment most certainly was.
It’s an amazing creative outlet. You get the chance to put a little bit of who you are into each photo that you take. Anyone can click a camera’s buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life.
It’s a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s definitely a job that never gets boring.
You get to meet new people all the time. I am fortunate enough to work with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing individual personalities through in a photo. It also makes my job a lot more fun!
The flexibility is great. Being a full time photographer means I am able to work my own hours, which is imperative with two little boys. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is always aiming to perfect their craft, take on new challenges, and help their clients achieve the perfect images.
When you decide to pay for me or another professional photographer, know that you are hiring an individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help you create beautiful imagery that you will treasure forever.
How about you? What in your life are you passionate about?