Balancing Editing With Everything Else
It's not easy being a stay-at-home dad and trying to grow a photography business. Both things require an immense amount of attention and nurturing to make sure they stay on the right path. Fortunately for me I'm not alone in my endeavor since my wife helps and supports me every step of the way. With another little one on the way, I know things are only going to get more challenging and trickier to navigate.
One of the biggest things we do to make our situation work is sticking to a schedule of only shooting clients during weekday afternoons or on the weekends. This ensures that at least one of us are here to take care of our daughter without having to force my wife to take time off of work. In addition to a shooting schedule, I typically try and keep my editing time to nap and bedtime so as not to take away from time with my wife and daughter as much as possible.
With the natural curiosity of toddlers, my daughter always wants to see what I am doing or play in my camera bag. She also LOVES to hear the shutter go off and push the buttons on the camera. During various holidays she loves to take pictures of mommy and her doggies (with some help of course) and looking at the screen on the back of the camera. She also loves to play with my tripods and other equipment I keep in the office closet. We also got her a couple toy cameras to play with and pretend she's like daddy that she loves.
As we near the due date for our second child, I will be taking time off to get accustomed to the two kid life, conflicting schedules and just having a newborn again in general. I will still be replying to emails as quickly as possible, but more than likely not with my usual promptness. I appreciate the patience in my anticipated delay and look forward to hearing from you!
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