Before this shoot I seriously contemplated on whether or not I should continue working on the photography business. The shoot before this one was really tough on me. I think I overplanned/over thought everything and it stressed out to the point that I was getting physically sick. I even spent some time in an emergency room and saw a GI doctor because I was literally getting sick to my stomach.
I decided to take some time off of anything photography related. I didn't decide how much time to take off, I just knew that I needed to do some soul searching.
Time passed, I hadn't taken a single photo in two months. Then, a 90 second video showed up on my Facebook newsfeed. It was a clip of a vlog that Gary Vaynerchuk creates. He was on stage doing a speech, he was talking about failing. During the last 10 seconds of the video, this is what he says:
A) I don't give a **** what everyone thinks.
B) I'm gonna learn from my failures.
C) BATTLE SCARS ARE ATTRACTIVE
After watching that video, I decided to start shooting again. I realized that I was overplanning/over-stressing for shoots because I didn't have faith in my abilities as a photographer. The only way to build my confidence was to keep shooting. So I reached out on a networking site to see if anybody wanted to do a shoot. I quickly got a response and we set up a day to shoot. Her name - Faith.
FB: Faith Hastings