Wow I always say that I will blog more often and then I get busy and I forgot to do it. Why does life seem so busy lately? Not complaining, but I find it hard to do everything I have on my to do list. Managing two businesses, a married life, a house and a kitchen renovation is exhausting. But I was reading this article lately and it seems like it was written for me. So, now I will stop saying I am busy like I am complaining. So, let’s just say life is challenging, and it’s interesting. No more busy, I promise.
Anyway, let’s talk about photography. I already said it several times here… as a wedding photographer, I am struggling working outside of this little box called the « wedding photography ». I don’t like boxes, especially when they are not justified and when the limits and boundaries are dictated by other people who don’t know you and judge you only by your cover. It’s awful.
So, because I am also a wedding photography, I CAN NOT be a fashion photographer, or editorial photographer, or anything else?? Once you start shooting weddings, it’s like you can never come back, unless you change your identity. Haha I am almost joking! But seriously, I had the most difficult time finding stylists, models agency or just magazines booking me for a photography job because they think I can only shoot weddings. Newsflash: I am A PHOTOGRAPHER. There is no adjective attached to it. I don’t put myself in a box, so why are you putting me in a box?
I don’t know why people think that because you are a wedding photographer, you suck at other type of photography. It’s actually the contrary. Wedding photography teaches you so many different kind of photography, it’s the best teacher (at a wedding, you shoot editorial photography, fashion, portraits, lifestyle, street style, interior design, events…). Maybe some wedding photographers suck but I think it’s pretty unfair to conclude that all wedding photographers suck at other type of photography.
So, when my friend Priska, who is an amazing hairstylist told me that she was game for an editorial/fashion shoot, I said « let’s do this! ». We asked our friend Katherine, amazing make-up artist, to join us and that was it. I asked my friends who knew a pretty girl who would be interested in modeling for me and a friend suggested the gorgeous Virginie represented by Specs Models. I contacted them (I already worked with them before and they knew I don’t suck, I guess!) and it was booked super quickly.
So, here is a sneak peek of this shoot. I am so proud of my team, and me too. I went outside of my comfort zone and I enjoyed it. Let me know what you think about it!