Brace Yourself: Sexiness Is Coming

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So my life the past, oh 6 months, has been a wild one. After graduation I took 3 weeks to decompress after exactly 1,090 days of collegiate life, and then thrust myself into a part-time job. Why? I have no clue. Maybe it’s because I’m not a fan of being “bored”. Maybe it’s because, while it sounds great on the surface, I don’t like to finish my other work until it’s due and had time to spare. Maybe I was trying to prove something. Regardless, the verdict is still out on that one. After 5 months of that part-time job, I moved into a full time job with another company. That lasted… 2 weeks. I’m not a flaky person, really. I’m a big long-term planner, and I think it was that notion that actually got in the way and convinced me to make those employment decisions. In 2011 I booked 116 weddings, so there was no need to go out and seek a job; I think it was form the mindset of “let me set myself up real nice for the future”. It was good while it lasted.

Anyway, now that I’m back to square one and focusing solely on photography I am in the process of getting a REALLY sexy portfolio shoot set up. What’s so different about this versus a traditional shoot, you ask? It’s simple. While clients love to see really, really cool work that’s “outside of the box”, rarely do couples actually want to partake in making those types of photos. It’s about keeping the dress clean, so we can’t step in that grass over there because it’s too wet. Can’t sit up on that wall because some dust will rub off. Oh, and did I mention that this is a rented tux?

What this all means is that it’s actually up to me to keep things fresh and to create said photographs on my own time and dime. I don’t mind it though. When I get the chance to do these it’s 100% about my vision, my ideas. All I can say is to brace yourself: sexiness is coming.