I recently completed a three-year stint as a part-time content creator for a cigar company. During those three years, I got to experience things I never knew I could with the profession I had chosen, and it was good to me. I am forever grateful to have been a part of it.
Although I didn't work full-time as a content creator, the amount of work I did made it feel like a full-time job. As a result, I took on fewer wedding photography and videography clients. I didn't want to overdo the workload and risk compromising quality, but I never stopped pursuing these interests. The joy of delivering a wedding album or video is unbeatable, and there's nothing quite like serving people who trust and believe in you to deliver the best results.
Now let's talk about these pictures.
I recently pulled out old hard drives and re-edited some of these shots.As cringey it might be by reviewing past work, you can see how far you've come in terms of skill, style, and technique. You may also gain insight into areas where you can continue to improve.
When reviewing your old work, it can be helpful to approach it with a critical eye, but also with a sense of compassion and understanding that you were doing the best you could with the skills and knowledge you had at the time. Don't be too hard on yourself if you notice areas where your work could have been better; instead, use these insights to inform your future work and continue to grow and develop your skills.
Overall, reviewing old work is a valuable tool for any wedding photographer who wants to improve their skills and track their progress over time. It allows them to evaluate their technical and creative abilities, identify strengths and weaknesses, and build confidence in their abilities.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
As a full-time wedding photographer looking to serve your clients, it's important to remember that success is a journey, not a destination. You may encounter challenges and setbacks along the way, but it's the courage to keep pushing forward that will ultimately lead you to success.
To succeed as a wedding photographer, you'll need to continuously work on improving your skills, building relationships with clients, and delivering exceptional work that exceeds their expectations. It may not be easy, but with persistence, determination, and a willingness to learn, you can achieve your goals and create a successful career in wedding photography.