"The Stats" (what it is like to be a photographer)
In 2011 I photographed 25 Weddings, 18 Engagement Sessions, 34 Kid & Family session, 8 Maternity & Senior & Fashion & Headshots sessions along with of course, a few misc events. That's approximately 90 total, or one every 4 days. That comes to approximately 250hrs of actual shooting time, 175hrs of driving time, and (in my workflow) about 2000hrs editing. That's come to about 46hrs a week - and I haven't even included consultations, administrative work (e-mails, e-mails, e-mails!), blogging... I think you get the point - as photographers - we work HARD to give you the very best! If you're thinking about making a go of photography, don't say I didn't warn you. :-)
"The Favs" (being a photographer allows me to see a lot of fun places)
Sometimes a little extra effort on mine and the clients part is all that's needed to make an engagement session go from great to WOAH. I've had the pleasure of photographing in some really unique locations this year, and I hope the trend continues, so put on your thinking caps! Some of my favorite session were at a bowling alley, in Newburyport, near the Boston's Children Museum, in the North End, at St. George's Island, and of course FENWAY PARK!! I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this year.
This year we've been published a few times and for the 3rd year in a row own the Bride's Choice award which is given to the top 5% of all wedding vendors in USA and Canada. You can read lots of wedding reviews here. Links to the publications are -----> Style Me Pretty, Borrowed and Bleu, and Baby Lifestyles.
"The Best Part"
I say it over and over again. It's when I hear / see / or get word of the reaction to the images. Brides & grooms crying as they relive their wedding day, family members remembering loved ones who have passed on through the expressions in their own little ones, laughter over all the silly and sometimes embarrassing moments during a portrait session. I get to have fun with expressive and energetic little kids, be a huge part of the "most important day" of many couples lives, and get to know amazing people who's love for each other touches my heart.
We kicked off the first week in Jan with a maternity session at the Beverly Public Library. Many many many newborn sessions to come (which I post on the Facebook page) and the wedding season will start up in April! Let me know if you have any blogging requests! Many more blogs to come so stay tuned!
THANK YOU and be sure to keep sharing and liking!
Let the 2012 wedding & portrait season begin!