Since I’ve announced my transition from my tech job to being a full time photographer, some people on Instagram asked how the transition was and what do I do in my day to day as a California Wedding Photographer. I must admit, that at first, I found it difficult. After a while, I started getting used to my new life and came to the realization that my job makes my life flexible yet empowering.
For those of you who do not know, I am one of those who participated in the “Great Resignation.” I left my cushy, 9-5 tech job in silicon valley to pursue my dream job of being a full-time wedding photographer after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
It was such an adjustment, but I don’t think I have ever been happier!
Although I am living out my dream of being a California Wedding Photographer, I can’t help but get emotional thinking back to everything that my previous job taught me.
Having my own schedule has been a game-changer! However, I would be lying if I said that it didn’t also give me anxiety from time to time! There is never anyone telling me what I HAVE to do. I simply have to figure it out and just do it! There is always work to be done, and I am constantly having to remind myself of that.
Like anyone else’s day, it typically varies. I mean, not every single day is the exact same. However, the general gist is pretty similar.
MY DAILY TASKS:
My days are pretty busy. I think it is important to note that the occupation of a photographer sometimes gets a bad reputation of not being a “real” job. It is often just thought of as just taking pretty pictures. While we spend a lot of time taking pretty pictures, that aspect only makes up about 15% of what we actually do.
Although I have worked really hard to create a system and schedule that works for me as a California Wedding Photographer, I am always looking for ways to improve my work.
MY GOAL: TIME/SCHEDULE BLOCKING
As I mentioned, I am still figuring out a balance but loving the ups and downs to figuring out what works for me and what doesn’t.
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