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.
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!
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!