I like to add a little about my subjects each time I post about them, but for weddings - it's a little different - I "shoot" these people three times (usually). Engagements, Formals, Wedding day - so you'll end up hearing lots about them. But this also posed the conundrum: What additional content can I create for the in-between?
So I thought I'd share a bit about myself.
And in efforts to match my spirits lately.
I'm gonna be transparent with y'all.
No sugarcoating here. When you're going to school full time, have a full time day job, and are running a business, your mental health hits the fan real quick.
It's the worst.
And lately, I'm in an awful funk. I stare at my screen blindly, trying to figure out how to do menial, simple tasks. I become exhausted, and often hide in bed (if I have a minute to be home). I eat the same three things (if I eat.) Overall, it's sad.
I pull myself out of bed. Throw on a sweatshirt. Show up to the mountain/park/location of your choice. and boom.
You guys change the game every time. My clients remind me how great it is just to step outside. To meet new people. To see love from a new perspective: a couple in love, high school senior about to embark on a new journey, brand new parents - all of it.
So there are days, where getting out of bed (and yes, editing, answering emails, blogging) feels so heavy.
But there are days, when I get to hang out with y'all. And make memories for you.
Those days, crush the other days.
If I'm a little behind. Send me a text/email/carrier pigeon.
Remind me how much fun we had!
I promise your pictures/work is already done. I'm probably just avoiding my computer like the plague and the idea of sending those out (and by default typing up an email) seems daunting.
Know I love my work, and take it incredibly serious.
I invest all my time and money in to making sure this experience is smooth and wonderful for all my clients.
I am working on my health.
I appreciate and love all my clients for their patience, and understanding.
And to other creatives out there, if you're feeling the same way - you're not alone. I feel you, I love you, reach out - lets create something beautiful.
PS. I fully read the title of this post to the tune of "Let's get Physical" by Olivia Newton-John every time.
HMUA: Stacey Lopez