Monday, August 20, 2012

A thankful me - 32

Do you ever look forward to something and count down to it? Of course you do! Who doesn’t?!

I realized last Friday that Labor Day is in 2 weeks. When I saw I was getting that Monday off, I was so excited and proceeded to count down the days. 2 Mondays away, my friends…2 Mondays away.

I had a pretty decent weekend. All went well with it ending with my neighbor coming over with wine in hand. Though I must admit, I was having some major guilt going on all weekend long. How much less would you think of me if I said that I’m still editing my friend’s family pictures…and the wedding I helped do…from 3 months ago? That truthfully, I haven’t even touched the wedding pictures and up until yesterday, had only edited 5 of my friend’s family pictures?

I finished the family pictures last night. see…
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…and as I was sipping wine with my friend, all I could think about was the fact I haven’t even gotten to the wedding pictures yet. And not only that, but it struck me that I took the groomsmen pictures… not the other photographer. I completely forgot that I was the only one to take those.

Have I been really busy these past 3 months? Yes. But have there been moments where I sat on the couch not moving for hours? Yes.

The guilt deepened when out of the blue, the bride texts me. As soon as I saw her name, I knew it was over the pictures (obviously), and sure enough she was asking for them..or at least the grooms pictures. To say I wanted to crawl under a rock is an understatement. What a let down I’ve been!

I now have a very tight deadline to get them done. Ironically, I have just about no time to do them this week, my schedule is jam packed, but I can’t really feel bad about that since I’ve put it off for so long. I don’t know when it happened but I’ve noticed I’ve become a last minute girl. Putting projects off until the last minute at work. Projects I have 30 days to complete that I’m doing from start to finish on day 30.

I tell myself repeatedly how I need to get on it, but still manage to ‘find other things’ to do. SO if you were thinking of me for your family pictures (you locals who read my blog), uuhh you may wanna consider someone else.

whoo! Didn’t mean to be so long winded about that but when your weekend is fraught with guilt, guess that’s all a person can talk about.

I will say I’m thankful I got one group of pictures done. Relieved is a better word for it.

How was your weekend? Hopefully nothing filled you with guilt, cause it’s a bit if a weekend killer, ya know…

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14 comments:

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

What a precious family shot! I love it!

Lauren said...

Love that pic!!

Don't be too hard on yourself.. We all fall short :)

Plus procrastination is just a habit, a habit I know you can change :) I used to be the worst!!! And a couple years ago I made a resolution that I was not going to be the queen procrastinator anymore... And I wasn't :)

You got this Em!

Lisa said...

Awwwww the photo is stunning!!!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

The pictures will be beautiful. You have been busy. Gman has been in and you were just in a friends wedding. You will get them done and they will be perfect!

twenty-somethingblog.com said...

Such a great photo! I definitely feel you on the editing thing, sometimes time can just get away from you! My turn around time is usually 2 weeks for family photos and about a month for a wedding, but even that feels too slow for me sometimes! When you're working full time AND photographing it's super hard to find editing time. I don't think people realize that editing is the time intensive part of photography, not always the picture taking itself.

Stephanie
twenty-something

Michelle said...

Love the pic! You did a great job capturing the sweetness of those 2 kiddos.

As for the wedding... I haven't finished editing all of the pics yet, either. *hangs head in shame* I've given them about 25, but that's it. Maybe I should rethink this whole photography gig. Sigh...

Michelle said...

P.S. Editing is a HUGE thorn in my flesh. It's no fun at all. Wah!!! Okay. I'm done whining, now. :)

Daisy said...

You are so talented! These look great.

Katie said...

Oh girl...hoping that guilt has subsided a bit today!!! And hey, working under pressure is the best way to go :) That picture is ADORABLE and I bet the rest of them are just as great and worth the wait. {I'm a poet and didn't even know it}.

Ok, I'll stop sounding like Susie Sunshine. STOP READING THIS AND START EDITING!!!!!!

Jennifer Blair said...

Yeah, turn-around time can kick you in the butt! Ha! That is a super cute fam photo! :)

Becky [Apples of Gold] said...

What a beautiful photo! I'd say it was worth the wait. =) I know EXACTLY how you feel. I've been in your shoes and in the other person's shoes, too. Life does feel jam packed sometimes...and none of us is perfect. So, it's a mistake you can learn from, right? =)

Kristin said...

Well, even though they took you awhile, that is SUCH a cute picture! I know, guilt can be a hard thing, and breaking the trend of procrastination...even harder. But you can do it girl! I have faith in you!

meme-and-he said...

beautiful family photo, that little girl is darling :) Some people just work better under the pressure of a deadline...I wouldn't beat yourself up too much :)

Heather said...

Ok those little kiddies could not be any cuter!

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