Photo by Jeremy Standley
Humans are strange creatures. We always want what we can’t have and the harder I try fighting this notion the truer it proves to be time after time. I had an amazing summer, I way overachieved all my goals, I traveled around the globe to shoot weddings, I met some amazing new friends, I rented my own beach flat, I was super busy. So busy that I almost had no time whatsoever for anything other than traveling, working and the ocassional sleeping. 😉 While I enjoyed every minute of the hectic jet set wedding photographer lifestyle I was often longing for quieter days, sleeping in late, watching a movie or reading a book, not to mention spending time with my much neglected friends.
Summer has come and gone and as the leaves started falling and I’ve finished shooting my last weddings of the season, I finally started to slow down and settle into normality. Lots of snoozing, lots of sports, dinners and nights out with friends and a fair amount of work to keep me busy. It’s been a few weeks of normality now and I’m starting to have that way too familiar unsettling feeling… I miss summer! I miss the wedding season! I miss meeting new people and capturing their love story on a weekly basis! I miss all the hours spent at airports (ok maybe I don’t miss it that much….)! I miss the craziness! I miss being constantly on the go!!!!
Being a wedding photographer is still a relatively new life for me and I have to get used to the seasonality of the job. Crazy summers and slower winters. At least I know that in a few short months things will turn and I’ll be back at those airports sooner than I can make up for all my missed sleep from last summer. In fact December/January is already shaping up to be quite the busy months, but I’m of course not complaining! Can’t wait in fact! Bring it on! and summer… if you could hurry up a bit please… I can’t wait to complain about the heat and the way too long hours of work again… THANK YOU! 😉