It’s good to be up and about early when the studio is empty and silent. It doesn’t necessarily mean I am getting through my ‘to-do’ list though!
Keep Calm And Get Through That List
It’s early. A combination of hay fever and workload and I was awake at 6 and already in the studio. I quite like the quiet if I’m honest: the life of a photographer is not one of peace and tranquility, at least not if you’re a portrait photographer (I cannot comment on the life of a landscape or wildlife ‘tog.) And with Bucks Open Studios running just at the moment, it’s even more lively than normal.
The trouble with this unexpected solitude, though, is that I am at a loss as to what I should do with it. Don’t get me wrong: my ‘to-do’ list is longer than War And Peace (though a lot more exciting) so it’s not that I am short of things to get on with. It’s just that, well, with so much to do, where do I start? As I left this morning Sarah nudged me to finish the production on a couple of sets of portrait photography – which I’ve done – but now I seem to have a myriad of choices – write a blog; post on Instagram; update the website; do some admin; finish our new price lists; start setting cameras for the week ahead; archive old shoots; do some portfolio edits – there is plenty I could get on with.
But that’s the problem. With so many choices, I am not as good as I like to think I am at being focussed. So I am doing precisely the wrong thing – I am writing about the things I should be doing and drinking a large cup of coffee!
I like writing though. There is something cathartic about it. I was chatting with an English teacher who came into the studio who told me she had enjoyed reading the stories we attach to each of the framed images here in the studio. I had the distinct feeling she may have enjoyed the words more than the photography but I still take that as a compliment. My old English teacher, My Bettley would have been proud.
Molly’s Portrait Album
Anyway, the purpose of this blog was to show the design we came up with for a portrait session album. The portrait shoot in question was for Molly – her mum, Rachel commissioned us to create some images of her daughter and this is the design we came up with for a beautiful little portrait album.
The albums are made by an incredible company in Italy – Graphistudio – the quality of which you have to see to appreciate. We custom design all of our albums here in the studio and then have them crafted and shipped back where we check they’re perfect before they’re collected by the client. There’s no real point to telling you all that except that you should know our albums are a) unique and b) beautiful.
So have a look through Molly’s album and see what you think!
Your Portrait Photography Session
There’s never a better time to have a portrait session with your loved ones than right now. If you’re interested, you can read more portrait photography stories, view our portrait portfolios or get in touch to book yours. While everything in this world is seemingly changing so fast, a beautiful image on a wall or a personally designed bespoke album will last a lifetime!