Pooped Padawan

I’m pooped!
Within 24 hours I went up to Chino Valley, AZ with my mentor and jedi, Liana (from A Moment In Time Photography), to shoot my first wedding and then woke up and shot my first newborn photos!
Here is some knowledge I have gained in the past 30 hours
I need to build up stamina
Seriously. Shooting a wedding is like running a marthon. Except you are also carrying heavy camera stuff everywhere and doing squats while not taking any breaks.
I think I’m gonna start running marathons and lifting weights. 
Which leads me to my number 2. 
I’m weak.
Like super duper weak.
My arms are so sore today and my big girl camera doesn’t even compare to the mother of all cameras that Liana was carrying.
(I did use her mother lens at the reception for a little while but I had to change it…my arms were so tired! I was too scared I was gonna drop it and cause a scene and never be invited to a wedding shoot again)
Insane, right?

Lighting always changes.
Even if it is only 10 steps in the opposite direction.
Dancing people are hard to capture….
The ratio of not bad photos to “blurry blurs” is about 1:80.
I had to apologize in advance to Liana for all the photos she was going to need to delete.
I’m meant to be a zumba instructor
It was really hard to not get my groove thing on during all the fun music.
Eventually the awesomeness of music with a great beat broke me down. I couldn’t contain myself.
If you ever want a dancing photographer, you know where to go.

Newborns like to smile for the 2 seconds you put down the camera
Hopefully some out of the 400 I took, she will at least have two opened eyes 🙂

Babies are faster than you think
All their cute, slow, baby-like movements?
You would be surprised at all the blurry hands and feet I got.
But maybe that is just because I was on manual and should have adjusted something.

Windows “Fix” doesn’t cut it
I’m getting ready for big girl editing stuff.

Wedding hangover is real
…and it’s not the drinking kind

It was all so much overwhelming fun, I don’t know how to contain myself except for fall asleep out of exhaustion.
But, hey..
I haven’t even had Zoila for 3 months yet and I already got to tag a long for a wedding with a legit photographer
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