I learned a lot about myself this past weekend. I learned that I’d much rather be the one pointing a camera at someone than be the one it’s pointed towards, I learned that I get really stressed out knowing I have to look really presentable for a photo shoot, and most importantly I learned that I have ABSOLUTELY NO future in being on television or in movies! I never realized how difficult it is to sit in front of a camera and talk to it while it records my voice and the way I’m sitting and every movement I make and the exact way my hair and makeup looks (without the ability to Photoshop it later.) It was probably the most nerve wracking experience I’ve had in a long time. It was on par with interviewing for medical school, only it was wayyy more embarrassing. But I made it through that portion of the filming and we got to the part where we actually film me in action, doing what I love to do.
There was only one problem....I picked a location that happened to have a giant winter festival taking place in the exact spot I wanted to film the video! That was a little bit of poor planning, but I didn’t get this far in life without being a great problem solver. I quickly chose a new location and we got there in time for golden hour.
While the Cleveland Museum of Art is a really gorgeous place to film a promo video, the Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse is equally as beautiful. One thing that went even better than planned was the weather we had last Sunday! I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect December day in Cleveland. It. Was. Perfection.
Another amazing part of the day was working with Tiffany and Greg. I did an engagement session with them this summer and LOVED how their gallery turned out. I knew they would be the perfect couple for my promotional video. They’re an adorable couple with great chemistry, and it shows on camera! They do a great job with my goofy prompts and we all have a really great time when we work together.
After a lonnnng do of prepping for the video and filming, I immediately went home and edited the gallery. To say I was happy with the results is definitely an understatement. Seeing the finished gallery from Sunday makes me so excited to see the final promotional video.
I hired an incredibly talented woman named Amanda Ellis of Amanda Ellis Photography + Films. She specializes in newborn photography and film making. Her promotional videos are captivating and moving. She is amazing at what she does. Her attention to detail makes everything come together in the most perfect way. I can’t wait to see the final product!
Working with couples brings me an incredible amount of happiness. I love it all – engagement sessions, anniversary sessions, working with married couples, working with couples on their wedding day, and couple boudoir sessions. Photography is a career that I can see myself immersed in and loving for the rest of my life. The joy this job brings me is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. It makes every day exciting and fuels me. My photography company motivates me to set challenging goals and work hard to achieve them. I’m so thankful for the ability to pursue a career that is my passion. And while running a business can be quite challenging, I can’t imagine a job doing anything else.
Hair and makeup by Jackie of Jax Hair Salon & Kaelyn of My Fair Makeup Artistry.