Shirley and I wanted to run in a half marathon in August, but I pinched a nerve in my lower neck from running. Apparently, I land on my heels too much and that jarring caused a problem. I'll have to learn to run differently. At age 59, that won't be easy. Shirley has unbelievable stamina, but her knees aren't the best. We'll see what August brings.
Anyway, speaking of marathons, yesterdays' session with Alex was a marathon... over 8 hours from the time she arrived until the time I got home. But you know what... it doesn't matter. I know some photographers think I'm nuts to spend that much time in a session. But that's because they run their businesses as businesses, and art comes second. NOTHING wrong with that of course. But to me this must be FUN first, then business second. Why worry about dollars per hour when it's fun and I have nothing else to do but come home and spend more time at the computer (not fun)?
I have a life, and weekends are family time. But when it comes to doing my absolute best for my clients and portrait subjects, that comes first.
Normally my sessions are about 5-6 hours. But we started two hours earlier because the forecast called for rain later in the evening. You never know what our weather will be like when the forecast is for scattered showers. As it turns out, we never did get any strong rain. So we just took it easy and continued to worked until my usual quitting time...dark.
We got some incredible images I'm so proud to show her. Alex knows she doesn't have a model figure, but she's gorgeous, and I hope my images show her that.
Here's a link to her mini-show: