Pros: getting to meet and photograph so many different people.
Cons: some people love the photo's but don't have the money to buy them, so the pay could be better.
The night before my photo shoot, I load my truck with all the studio equipment except cameras and computers.( I stay physically fit loading my truck. Not to mention the opportunities along my journey when I get to use my kayak in lakes on my way, since we work afternoons and evenings, except for Saturdays.)
It is always fun going to work because I get – more... to meet and photograph so many interesting and fun people of all ages. (Yesterday I photographed a very young 97 year old woman. I hope I am feeling as great as her both mentally and physically when I'm 97.)
I work with one to three other photographers. We set up one or two studios and take turns shooting and showing. We love sharing ideas and learning from each other because we all have unique artistic talents.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep a child's attention so I'm ready with some cute unexpected toys.
It can be a challenge when people have a tight budget so I do the best I can to give them the very best experience I can and keep them smiling.
My favorite thing is when people tell me, "These are the best pictures we have ever had!" I can't believe you even got our teens to smile!" "These are great!" That was on a survey I got yesterday. – less