Last week, I wrote about the first reason I get when someone is considering a portrait session but isn’t quite ready to book. The reason they want to wait is weight loss. Today, I write about the second excuse I receive.
#2 – Money
If you haven’t already read this blog post, do so now. I first read that blog post a few years ago and it resonated deep within me. I found it incredibly sad. The recipient, a Colorado-based photographer, Jeanine Thurston, finds the letter so powerful, she reposts it annually as a tribute to her former client. Our days are numbered… plain and simple.
Most of us have cell phones worth $799 or more. Even if we got the same phone on contract, we still paid at least $299. On average, the phone will last two years. Within weeks of owning it, the technology will already be outdated. The vehicles we drive are worth thousands…. $20,000-$50,000. They’ll last us a few years… five on average, more if we’re lucky! But consider this. How will those phones or gadgets, or the vehicles we drive preserve any memories for our children, or our grandchildren? They won’t!
In the grand scheme of things, the fee for a portrait session or wedding coverage is a small one.
Life is not waiting for us to get “perfect.” When a day of your life has passed, it is gone forever… FOREVER, PEOPLE! We can not have it back, buy it back, wish it back, or trade it back. It’s gone. The bottom line is, it’s your legacy! What will your kids have when you’re gone?
Here are some images of my sweet mother who left us when I was 21. I have now lived longer without her than I was able to live with her. I wish I had more pictures. The pictures listed below are TEN of the 43 images I have of my mother. You’re about to see 25% of my sacred stash of images.
Disclaimer: Despite the striking resemblance, NONE of these pictures are of me.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co. in 2010 and I am one of the premier San Antonio wedding photographers who is available for local and destination weddings. In addition to wedding photography, I also specialize in high school seniors and family portraits in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling and listening to Elvis!