Keen to get into the minds of my Fitness clients, this day last year it was my turn to get in front of the camera. A great experience, my body wasn’t ready for it. A year of proper eating and training wasn’t enough. Next year will be my third year and gives me something to aim towards. Be inspired, everybody gets tired.
Sometimes you need to be inspired, everybody gets tired. You may remember at the end of last year I started working by appointment only. The difference it made has been crucial. The 9-5 approach no longer works in this industry. Not so much the hours, it’s the tie. Expecting to perform your best, while hopping from job to job can only last so long.
Focusing more on the ‘big gigs’ and being able to put ideas into practice have been the big takeaways. In a creative industry, less distraction I find works better. Your somehow able to absorb inspiration better. The mind doesn’t like being trapped, or having barriers. It works for so long before creating a block. You have to see it yourself, no one will see it for you. Or you could be like me and not even know, until it happens.
My love of weddings and meeting new people has grown immensely, last week I was on the dancefloor joining in the party. Bookings have increased and I’m finding myself shooting in more exclusive locations. Wedding pre-shoots have become the norm and offering USB’s is becoming popular.
With so much happening, the past 9 months have flown in. I’ve no idea how I managed previously. That’s my point! 25 years in a photography industry that’s moving at an unprecedented pace, the change has done me the world of good. I’ve had fantastic support from my wife and mother, they’ve been a massive help and thankfully things have turned out great! Be inspired, everybody gets tired.
I’ve kept the head down for 9 months, it’s flew in. I’ve leased out the ground floor of our premises and a tenant opens up next week! With access still to the floors above, it’s now more private and an ideal working environment.
Looking ahead, I’m taking a huge step 2019 and jumping into a mirrorless camera system. I’ve a venue want list of places I would love to shoot weddings at. More destination weddings would be awesome and help to feed my travel bug. I still haven’t shot a same sex marriage and I’m starting to feel left out. I’ve had a few Elopements and would be keen to try more, especially on a cliff edge. The portrait sessions will be kicking off again soon and I can’t wait to share them on socials, mainly Facebook.
Please hang around for the journey, exciting times are ahead. I mostly post now on INSTAgram and love the stories feature. If you know anyone having a same sex marriage, flying abroad or getting married on the edge of a cliff, I’m your man. Leighinmohr House Hotel, Kilmore Country House, Ballygally Castle Hotel, Rockhill House Estate and Harry’s Shack, are all on my want list. I so much want to work at these venues, I’ll give my debut bookings an offer they can’t refuse, just mention this post! Thanks to all my fab clients present and past. Be inspired, everybody gets tired. I do it for the love and not for the likes. Peace out!