I tried explaining to Jeremy the other day about how my job works … “you see, it’s sort of like every last ounce of energy I have gets used up and I don’t have anything left … but then, I go shoot a wedding and I’m filled right back up again. And that’s how I can keep going even when I’m tired.”
It’s so true. Being a wedding photographer, well, I guess it’s more being me (and being a wedding photographer) means giving every last ounce of myself away in my photos and energy. I can’t help it. I just fall madly, deeply in love with my clients and by the time their wedding happens, I’m so immersed in it that my whole soul feels involved. And luckily, these clients give me back the love and energy to recharge and do it again the next day or weekend. But sometimes, I just need some ME time … with my people and I find myself craving those little moments where they refill and recharge my soul, too. I’ve written about this many times before but today (for a bunch of reasons) I am reminded of how important this is and grateful I took some ME time this past Sunday. I try to put my camera away, avoid FB at all possible costs (good lord it is so hard to do!) and just remember that my soul needs to rest and refuel. The best part? Sometimes I’m able to randomly catch a moment with my two favorite people that reminds me of how good my life is and how grateful I feel to have them loving on and supporting me.
(Gotta love an iPhone photo! This was post-bath time for Madi. She only behaves because she knows daddy will love on her after.)