{643} life of a photographer

August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

Without out fail, during every shoot there will come a point where one of us will say, “We’re definitely not 25 anymore.” It’s not that we think we’re old, but over the few years of doing wedding photography, we have certainly learned that being in the best shape possible is of utmost importance.

You see, when we shoot (and our clients can attest to this), we are definitely not afraid to get down on our knees, lie on the ground, lie on our stomachs, climb on top of things (okay, that’s mostly Jana), but you get the point.

We move.

Not only are we constantly moving and looking for that best angle, we’re doing it while carrying photography equipment. And our general instinct is to save the equipment first and look out for ourselves later. This means we’ll balance to keep the camera in the air above all else. This also means there are a lot of sore muscles and a lot of aches and pains.

When we started out, a veteran photographer told us how important it was to be in great shape. We politely smiled and nodded, thinking that it was something we’d worry about down the road.

And we are.

We’ve both taken up the hobby of running. In the past year and a half, we’ve both discovered the physical and mental benefits to this exercise. And it’s played a remarkable role in keeping us strong and fit enough to shoot on those long wedding days!

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