So I recently realized something: I am addicted to working. I absolutely love it. I almost can't stop my self from editing and networking all day. I'm constantly thinking, improving, and working at my photography. Last week I drove to LA with my best friend, Alicia, who is a makeup artist (see her videos here!) to carry out 5 days of straight shooting. I did a casting call for LA models and we recruited 5 beautiful, talented and incredibly sweet girls. And so we did a shoot a day for 5 days. Firstly, that's crazy. I had already done my stylized wedding shoot that saturday, then had an engagement shoot that Sunday. Now I was going to leave early Monday morning and continue with this crazy pattern of photography scheduling. Remember one shoot is pretty freaking exhausting. There is loads of effort that go into planning, themes, ideas and making sure everything turns out the best it can for the circumstances.
Just the worry of making sure a model would show up on time is tiring! I always have a moment after Alicia finishes up the makeup and hair, where I briefly freak out and say an inner, resounding "Don't fuck this up". Because at that point it's its really just up to me to prove to this model that she didn't waste her time driving over here on her day off. I feel like adding that bit of pressure is a good thing. Creative people thrive under pressure. So i woke up on Friday morning completely exhausted, having that oh-god-why-did-I-do-so-many-jobs-in-a-row-I'm-in-so-much-pain-right-now feeling. But I chugged some dayquil, took a couple pain pills and pushed through my last shoot at Griffith park. I was so sore, which made me realize that I do some strange poses when snapping shots. I'm flat on the ground, I'm hoping up on tables, I'm one legged against a wall. I must look very silly, but hey it gets the job done. I came back home on Saturday, feeling sick and I totally puked a couple times from exhaustion. hahah.. But everything went fairly smoothly.
We had no flakes, no disasters, and didn't get kicked out of any locations! Yay!
So being addicted to working (and still deciding if this is good or bad) I would love to show you guys a bit of what I did last week, day by day.
Day one- Monday
Day two- Tuesday
Day three- Wednesday
Christina (Hammer Black)
Day four- Thursday
Day five- Friday
That's my LA week! I still have sooooo many photos to go through and edit, so please "like" my FB fan page to see more!