I’m the kind of photographer who doesn’t want to set-up shop. Marketing. Doing lots of sessions. Getting the word of mouth going. Staying on top of emails and schedules. I can’t do it. I really can’t do it with a full-time job (full-time jobs really take up a lot of time, people). Honestly, I don’t have the desire. To run a succesful business, you need bucket loads of desire. There are plenty of fantastic and even more talented family photographers in Columbus.
But every now and then, I get an email from a friend who wants their family photographed. Or from someone who saw a birth shoot or was referred by friend. I’m grateful that someone likes my photography, so I explain the deal. And I’m grateful when they say, “OK, Erika. Let’s book.” Today, I spent an hour with an adorable newborn and his lovely parents. And even though I feel uncomfortable posing people, I’m so grateful for the shoot. Deep-down it’s because I love spending time with people. I love their stories and watching their connection unfold. I enjoy discovering our common ground and the opportunity to remember my start as a parent. I love the similarities and I love the differences.
Plus how can someone not enjoying looking at that gorgeous newborn? Seriously.
Day 7: My occasional photo-shoots.