this is my I’m alive post✌🏼 i haven’t been super present in here because I’ve been kicking my butt in all the behind the scenes that involve being a destination photographer. So I’m coming back to be SUPER honest with y’all and share something that is in my heart.
Sometimes we look at the feeds of other photographers or people we know, traveling to really cool places and living the coolest adventures and experiences, and we are quick to believe that “they must have it so easy,” “they have a better life than me”...
I am SO guilty of this. I used to look at others feed and say to myself, “dang! That’s so cool, why can’t I do that,” “they have way more advantages than me,” but the more I get booked for 2020 elopements and destination weddings, the more I realize that the people I look up to in this industry, must have kicked their butts like no one before.
Just yesterday, I was told, “wow your job is so easy... you get to travel and adventure for your work, man that must be SO EASY,”
And oh honey booboo, that started a pretty long conversation.
YES we get to go to beautiful places, adventure the heck out of our session and have a blast during and after our shoot, but darling, our job doesn’t end there, or at least for any professional photographer it doesn’t.
Behind all the glamorous feeds, there is looong hours and days of sitting in front of our computer in our three day PJS, fast food, sleep-deprived selves: culling, editing, responding to emails, scheduling phone calls, blogging, marketing, SEO, and everything that comes with managing a business.
Would I trade it for anything in the world? Absolutely not. I ADORE what I do. I love that I get to document and share a glimpse of your story with the world.
Do I love it with all my heart? Absolutely.
Is it easy? Not always.
So I just want to encourage you, next time you see a feed, and your first reaction is one that thinks they got it easy or that they didn’t work their butt off to get to that point, to maybe give it a second thought, because Instagram only shows a tinny portion of our life, there is a lot behind the scenes that we don’t see.