I have the best job ever. Furthermore, I have the best clients - ever.
I catch myself saying this often but the reality is that I truly mean it. The people that I work for, the ones who hire me, make my job enjoyable and the work that I produce work that I love. Most importantly, they make my job more than merely a job. In weddings, I am often a dress holder, veil catcher, eyelash gluer, and many, many more. I am also constantly asked to sit down at a pretty table and enjoy a lovely meal. "Put down the camera! Eat! Have a little fun!"
On portrait jobs, my clients often volunteer to carry my gear, hold a reflector, and simply just want to chat. And often, they still want to feed me. My goodness, you people are amazing! Yesterday I photographed a sweet little girl who has recently turned one. I met her last year when she was tiny and this year she is still gorgeous. The best part, I was able to bring my little one with me, and we were treated to some delicious cupcakes. Yum! After our session, we just couldn't help but stroll down the convention center, enjoy our treat, and simply enjoy the fact that I can be a stay at home mom, do work that I love, and spend my time with a sweet little princess who calls me mom.
My little one and I enjoyed a day's work and treats afterwards, as did the new baby in my tummy.