This weekend I scouted the location of the wedding I am photographing on Saturday, my first. I gave up a career I had for 20 years to take on a new challenge in my life. With this new challenge I wanted a creative outlet. I chose photography. I dabbled in it at first, I took a few on line classes and I took an awesome classWD-40® FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL: HOW TO GET UNSTUCK. This was a bit of a turning point for me. I didn’t think of it as my getting “unstuck” it just started me down the road of thinking in a different way and taking pictures took on an excitement for me I had not yet experienced. The journey has been and still is incredible. I am excited to take the skills I’ve learned and use them along with my own creative expression as I photograph this beautiful wedding. These are a few photos from my scouting the site.
Reality check: I add this note to some of my posts due to my having suffered with Postpartum Mood Disorder. When I struggled with PPMD I felt that no one could relate to what I was experiencing and reading the experiences of other moms on the web was horrible. Their posts and statuses made me feel like I was alone so I felt that it is important for me to share a bit of reality, at times, in my posts. The journey to my getting to this point where I can photograph a wedding didn’t come easily, it came with struggles, tears, more struggles and tears and a lot of hard work and that is why this one experience is so rewarding to me.