Wedding season officially kicks off for me on Saturday, May 16. I am excited to get back to it! It's been a long winter, and my brain is craving some activity. I miss the people, the dresses, the hair and make-up, the dancing, the CAKE, and all the love.
During the slow season my gear usually sits in a corner, gathering dust. You would think with a 1 year old, I'd always have a camera at the ready to capture all his big milestones. But to be honest, after a long wedding season I'm often loathe to bust out the big guns. I tend to rely on the easy point and shoot for family stuff.
The worst thing about the slow season is losing touch with your gear. When you use something every weekend for 8 hours straight, it becomes an extension of yourself. Thankfully it's like riding a bike and it all comes back to you fairly quickly. But just in case it doesn't, I always like to warm up with some personal work. With only my little 50mm 1.8 lens, I stalked Henry at the playground, at the table, where ever he managed to find himself in some good light.
If it's been a while since you've seen him, Henry's now a full-on toddler. He's talking up a storm and getting into trouble at every turn. If you run into us somewhere, Henry will point out all of the trucks, planes, and birds and will blow kisses at you (often after you're gone). And yes, I know he has long hair. I'm not ready for his first hair cut yet.