I am not sure when you can say your a “Pro” at anything. I don’t know if it just hits you or if you start saying it and hope it catches on. Being a Pro implies excellence and knowledge. More than anything, it seems like a title you earn. Your results prove it. You confidence communicates it.
I have so many artists I look up to that being Pro is not something I can just throw around. I started Rendition Studios two years ago and I have been at this full time for three years, though I have had a camera in my hands for much longer than that. I am loving it and most days it feels like I have hit the point where shooting in all conditions is comfortable. Other days things seem so challenging and the forces seem to conspire against me. But, I am doing what I am meant to do and it keeps getting better. So, here I am. A Pro in some circles, a guppy in others.
That being said, I was a Pro last night. Despite the pouring rain, the late hour, florescent lights, and the locked photo shoot location… we pushed on in an effort to catch Maddie at her 6 month milestone. There was no rescheduling so we got into it and did our best. We were moving fast to keep what little light we had and we had to stay under overhangs and away from dripping roof lines.
So, in summery… Yes~ we answered 3 out of 4 questions correctly when tourists and/or transients asked us about Denver hot spots locations. Yes~ Mike squatted, crouched and lunged into position without complaining about me aggravating his knees. Good man. Yes, the Station Security Guard did compliment Maddie’s parents on her adorable factor, and seem to want in on the photos. Yes~ Maddie did put her mouth a public park bench… and No, I did not stop her in time.
I took a rainy day and made it warm with the help of some wonderful clients. Who knows what kind of filth we were laying in on the streets of downtown Denver. Thank you for such a fun night!