I think I mentioned in a blog a few weeks ago that ‘man cannot live on something or other alone’, and the conclusion was hazy to say the least. As I sit writing this blog it’s late at night and I’m sitting here doing post-production on another wedding shoot that was a blast. But sitting up late at night lovingly editing out zits and ugly family members from photos is one thing - yeah, I actually love this part of the job - actually being alert on the day is a whole different matter.
Have you ever got up super-early to go on holiday, and you know that a part of you would rather be still in bed, but damnit, there’s some cool stuff going to happen and you’re not going to miss out on it? Well I’ll be honest with you, when I wake up super-early to go shoot a wedding for one of my clients there’s occasionally a moment or two (while I’m on my third ‘cup of joe’) that I think back to my cosy warm bed and wonder if I could have just a few more minutes sleep, but that feeling tends to pass quite quickly.
In fact I think I’ve already streamlined my morning pretty well to maximise the amount of time I can spend in bed. If you have a beard like mine you can guarantee at least the extra few minutes beardless men have to spend scraping the fluff off their chin. But if you’ll allow me a moment to be a little bit sentimental, when I wake up (or am woken up by my kids) early on the day of a wedding it’s kinda okay with me. There’s so much to look forward to at any wedding (not just for the cheery couple) that I see that third cup of coffee as fuel for fun more than anything else. I can’t think job I’d rather be getting out of bed for that taking part in your kickass wedding.