A Day in the Life of a Photographer

If I’m being honest, I chose today to write about because it was a really good one!  It was also a good example of a lot of my days!  If you don’t know, I am a freelance interior design photographer, product photographer, and I also do real estate photography part time for a company called RE PIXS.  I really like it!! Like every job, it has its ups and downs.   However, I find that working for yourself is very rewarding and every day feels like an adventure!

I woke up today, after a semi-late Memorial Day BBQ, kind of dreading my early morning appointment.  It was at 8 am.  It was also only 10 mins from my house…   The day started out a little dark and gloomy and it was sprinkling again after a good amount of days with all sunshine.  It was a bit of a bummer.

Luckily, I wasn’t too tired from the night before, so I had my coffee while I watched the beginning of a movie with my husband, got ready and made my breakfast.  After that I gathered my equipment and made my way to my first appointment.  The drive was quick and painless.  I was actually a bit excited about it just because it was in my favorite neighborhood, historic Eastmoreland!  Well when I got there, the agent was waiting to tell me that they weren’t ready for pictures.  I turned around and was back home by 8:15, just in time to kiss my love goodbye and see him off to work!

My next appointment was at 11:00 and it was an hour away.  So, I sat down at my computer and worked on my newsletter.  At 10:00, I grabbed my gear and headed out the door.  I arrived an hour outside of Portland, in Newberg, a bit early and got a head start.  The house was adorable, which is one of the reasons I love this job. 

 Adorable Nursery!  I love the pink hue and the elegant simplicity!

Adorable Nursery!  I love the pink hue and the elegant simplicity!

 Bathroom Goals! So clean and so lovely! 

Bathroom Goals! So clean and so lovely! 

After I finished I had 2 hrs. till my next appointment, which was also an hour outside Portland, in a different direction.  I was headed toward the appointment when I spotted a charming little coffee shop, so I pulled over! 

 Disclaimer: This, and most of the rest of the photos, are IPhone photos, so they are lacking a bit in resolution and color... but you get the idea!

Disclaimer: This, and most of the rest of the photos, are IPhone photos, so they are lacking a bit in resolution and color... but you get the idea!

I grabbed a hot cup of coffee and walked around, checking the place out.  They had a little bookstore with used books for $1 and $2!  I searched them and found one I wanted to read so I carried it over to the chalkboard with the menu.  I decided on a French Turkey wrap.  It wasn’t presented in any notable fashion but it was delicious!

After enjoying my lunch, I decided to head on to my next appointment. Only a half hour drive from where I was, I made my way over to Forest Grove.  It wasn’t long before I saw a cool industrial building on some railroad tracks. I had to pull over and snap some photos of.

As I made my way on the 2 lane backroads I saw so many beautiful sights.  I was on a mission but I had enough time to stop my car in the middle of the empty road and snap off some shots with my Iphone. 

I made a note of where I was so I could come back when I had endless amounts of time and get some photos for a project I’m working on.

I made it to my appointment about a half an hour early, which was perfect because it was a vacant, new build home with a lockbox, so I could get started right away.  It was beautifully staged and a ton of fun to photograph. 

An hour and a half later, I was home.  I uploaded my photos, sent them over to the company I work for and began working on my blog!  Around 5 pm I got into my comfy clothes, heat up some leftovers and spend the remainder of the night watching X-Files episodes with my wonderful husband!

The next day turned out to be an even more beautiful day with such amazing sights to see.  I should have chosen to write about that day...but it was too late!