As with any new life adventure, I'm finding this photo thing has it's ups and its downs. And sometimes they happen all within the span of 12 hours.
I heard from friend earlier today, the one who's shoot started it all. We chatted for a bit, and in that short amount of time she gave me a business idea and relayed info that a friend of hers wants to use me for a series of photos of her newborn. Awesome. That is a cloud nine conversation.
However, I talked to my mom tonight. We were discussing Thanksgiving plans, and she mentioned she wants to have family portraits taken that weekend. At Sears. I know I can't take these photos. I don't have a studio and I need to be in the photos, but a part of me was a little miffed by this conversation. I'm perturbed because she thinks some part-time, minimum wage Sears employee could take a photo of her and my dad that would compare to anything I could do. For the record, they cannot.
I'm going to bed soon. I have another shoot tomorrow morning that I could not be more excited about. Yet as excited as I am, at the same time I know thoughts of the Sears family photo shoot will be on the forefront of my mind as I drift to sleep.
Side note to my mom: Mom, I'm not mad. This post is just me getting my thoughts out of my head. I love you and will sit for any photos you want me to sit for.