Tonight, I did photography for a corporate Christmas party…, and I loved it.
It was more like play for me than work.
And I got paid for doing it.
I think this was my first time being paid for doing photography (aside from the small handful of photos that went to the college campus newspaper back when I got involved with it while in college).
Thinking about that now, I recall a recent talk from a local musician, and something she said about her process to becoming an effective full-time musician.
“Did I pay all my bills… doing this thing I love? Okay… maybe I can do it again next month…” -Kam Franklin
Quicker and quicker, I slither and slide toward that goal, and tonight was a perfect example of a great scoot forward.
Attending all these weddings has been a unique experience…
I wander between delight with joyous tears and skeptical wondering… how lovely that they love each other so much to be marrying… I wonder if they have any idea of how long they’ll live (and therefore if they realize for how long they have committed to being together with their vows)… how magical to have someone to love mutually like that… I wonder if they still will be married in three years… five… ten… one…
I also wonder at the decorative and stylistic choices of just about everything at these weddings… I see and attend and analyze enough of them, that I notice the actual difference this or that makes for just about every detail… if I ever have a wedding, it’ll be a unique affair, and not one to be missed, I can assure that… (however, if I ever have a wedding in the first place, I don’t see myself throwing loads of cash at it, so very few people will be in attendance).
As things fall apart, I recall that some of the best opportunities present themselves in times of opening, when space is suddenly made in life for new things to arrive… and I wonder about actually applying for this absurd grant and mentor ship program…
I think I might just do it….
It feels weird: I’m going to a wedding tomorrow, but not to take photos…
I don’t have to be there hours and hours before the ceremony.
I just have to show up when it starts.
Seems so boring in comparison…
Today and tonight, I was doing photography with a Korean, and I had a Korean drinking song somewhat on repeat in my head all day and night long…, and one actually had nothing to do with the other. 😛
I did it! Officially turned an idea into a photo shoot and into a means of sharing it with the world! Check it out!
You can also check out https://kimonomiss.wordpress.com for the website I made. It’s not great yet, but I’m working on it!
I did a photo shoot today, just to test out some things, and it was spectacular.