August and September have proven to be the busiest months of the year for my photography business. I am thrilled to be busy doing what I love and meeting new clients. It’s been a constant flow of sessions and I have spent many, many hours in front of my computer editing tons of photos. But suddenly today I realized that I haven’t taken any photos for fun in a very long time. I had been finding that after the client sessions were over and the photos had been proofed, what I needed the most was time away from my camera and the computer.
But in the past couple of days, as I drive around, things are starting to catch my eye again. A beautiful golden field spotted with giant hay bails against a blue sky begs to be photographed and I tell myself to remember it and come back with my camera at this time the next day. I think every profession has it’s seasons of routine, and it’s seasons of renewal. It seems that photography is no different for me.
I didn’t feel guilty about taking some time away from that experimental, personal photography because I found that it comes back to me when I need it most.