Sigh. Another photo session that should have been blogged sooner. I was thinking the other day and I realized how long my turnaround time for trade shoots are. It averages out to about three-four months. The reason it takes so long for me to get started and finish trade shoots are because I am focusing on my paid work first, but it still frustrates me with how terrible my turnaround time is. I am just really thankful that I’ve worked with a lot of patient models, like Nina. She is my ideal person to work with: she’s photogenic, she varies her poses, she’s fun to talk to, and she’s very understanding about my time management. I do trade shoots with models to relax, have fun, and get creative. This shoot was definitely relaxing. With school and the work aspect of photography, sometimes I forget to breathe and really enjoy my job. Well, I definitely enjoy the shooting aspect of my job. Being outside of the house, talking to people, and actively photographing people is a lot of fun. Editing, however, is fun until I get stressed out from being short on time. I never had a problem with editing in my earlier years of doing business, but I have been primarily focusing on wedding photography in the past year. It definitely takes a lot more time to go through thousands of photos for weddings then just a few photos for my portrait sessions. This past year was my first year of pushing myself towards become a specialized wedding photographer and I believe that I will be able to speed up my work flow with more experience.
Thank you Nina for your collaboration and patience!
It was great working with you and I really hope you can work together again soon.