After reading the note I took a moment to reflect on the engagement photo shoot on Saturday, and my growing feeling of dissatisfaction with the results. The question I had to confront is: can I learn enough and make the corrections needed to produce satisfactory results in six weeks? Yes, I can. I have great clarity on what I did right and wrong on Saturday. It's not hard to fix. I just need to own it. Six weeks isn't much time at all to prepare, and I still have business details to work out (bank account, state registration, contract templates, accounting, business cards,...). But I can do it.
So I took on the job.
My action plan is:
- Meet with the couple to talk through their wedding and nail down the photographic details
- Spend a day freaking out
- Get out the Gold Card and buy some gear
- Practice every day
- Make the magic happen