I have a confession.
It’s February 16th and I’ve quit my photo-a-day project.
I’ve spent the past few weeks feeling bad & guilty for not keeping up. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I felt like I had failed. I’m a photographer and I am not even to the busiest part of my year yet and I’m already behind? What does that say for June? For the FALL?!
Cue more stress and panic.
Then I sat down with myself and realized this was the dumbest thing ever to be stressing about. I want to ENJOY taking personal photos. Why do they need to be every day? I think it’s pretty clear that I am not a lifestyle photographer. I like things a certain way. I like certain light, colors, and a certain feel. That’s what makes me, well, me. More importantly, that’s what makes me HAPPY. Fulfilled. That’s the work I love and want in my own personal albums and wall art, just like for my clients.
So why am I pushing myself to do something I am not 100% in love with?Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.
(I strongly subscribe to this quote)
So instead I decided I am going to begin using Intstagram (goodness I need to learn my way around another social media thing, I’m pretty deficient in my Instagram knowledge) for more personal/lifestyle/snapshot photos of our life and continue (maybe more often) to shoot my son how *I* want to. That may not be every day, but my goal is at least a couple times per month. Even if I walk away with 5 images…at the end of the year that will add up to show his “year”.
Will share this shoot when it’s finished… for now, I’m kickin’ my feet up and taking the pressure OFF.