No Excuses - The Reality of Being a Professional Photographer
Sep 20, 2018 | By: Troy St. Louis Photography & Film
A couple of weeks ago I was on a shoot for Saraliya Designs. When we arrived at the location to set up, the client informed me that the studio had accidentally double booked and we were basically sh$t out of luck. We had two options. One option was to cancel the session. This would have meant sending the talent along with the makeup artist home and reschedule for another day. The second option was to get another location. After a couple of quick calls we decided to rent a community gym which happened to be across the street and was empty for 2 hours. It wasn't a fancy studio but it didn't matter. What mattered was getting the shots that my client needed and expected to receive. As you will see below, this is not the first time that things didn't go as planned and it won't be the last time either. No excuses.
While shooting the #ExploreNB campaign for Tourism New Brunswick we also ran into a few problems. It was getting late and we needed to get some golden hour shots of the talent and VW van. Unfortunately, the van had a mind of its own and it broke down for the 10th and final time that day just before we hit our location. What did we do? We pushed it to a good spot and got our shots. No excuses.
A few years ago I was asked to shoot a wedding for an amazing couple. They had their heart set on some night shots but it was raining. I asked them if they would mind going out for one photo and promised that it would be epic. No excuses.
Last I want to share a quick BTS video from a portrait session that I shot with the team at Stephanotis Hair. The area that I had to shoot in was tight and the window I was using for natural light was small. In the end it didn't matter. No excuses.