You might be surprised, but being a “people photographer” can be quite a lonely job – most of the time I’m not actually “with people”.
At a guess, I’d say I spend only about 10% of my time actually with my clients. 90% of the time I’m busy in the office with the post processing and communications and general office “stuff” that is all part of running a photography business.
But that’s where colleagues like this one come into the picture. This is Dani from Wheatbelt Photography. She lives in Kalannie, which is quite a way from Albany but we’re part of a group of dozen or so other women who are also in the business of “people photography” from all over The State – Perth, the South West, Geraldton, the Wheatbelt etc.
(Oh yes, and sometimes one man, Mike from Bunbury. He’s not afraid of us or our sometimes inappropriate conversation topics!)
We “come together” online most days and very occasional in real-life, at industry events. We might not see each other for years…but I’ve become very reliant on the office banter that livens up my days. I was excited to have Dani IN REAL LIFE in Albany last summer and even more excited to spend time with her family for a portrait session on the beach… which I am finally getting around to blogging.