Challenges… Photographers know all about those. Every try to plan something to the T and it still goes sideways? Yes, well lets talk.

So back in 2019, I decided to start a photography business… Whoop whoop, it’s 2021 and we’re still here! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸΎ I went out bought some fancy camera and lens. Practiced a few times using it on family. Wanted to make sure I knew exactly what I was doing before booking clients.

Fast forward, a few weeks late book my first (as a business) newborn session. I was super excited. Newborns aren’t something I specialize in, but I do enjoy these types of sessions. So day of the session, I have another family member session, and IT IS A DREAM SESSION.

The session was for my Aunt and Uncle’s anniversary. They’d been together for about 20 years and wanted to get some photos taken in Mill Creek. I have my new camera and lens, I shoot the session, on cloud 9 so happy with how they come out. Then…

I get to the newborn session, and guess what’s not working…. Just guess…

MY NEW CAMERA!!!! (Sorry I was really freaking out during this time). As I’m walking into the session trying to test my camera, and nothing. I get my set up ready while Mom get’s the baby ready, still nothing. Baby is all ready, try to take a test shot… nothing. Luckily, I had my ol’faithful backup camera, that I first started with back in 2010, with me. I was able to capture these moments for this family and the session went great.

So after the session, I Googled the heck out of this camera, I asked in too many photography groups what could be the problem. Simple fix. the lens wasn’t fully on. πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Like What???! HOW? How do I shoot a whole session with the camera and lens and it all works fine?

But luckily even with all the chaos that was happening mentally, I was still able to capture this precious little one newborn pictures and Mom was pretty happy about the outcome.

I practiced. I planned, I shot a WHOLE session 20 minutes before the newborn session, and it something still went sideways. Sometimes challenges arise and we just have to adapt to what’s happening and as a photographer, it can sometimes happen too.

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