Do Not Do This When Choosing a Photographer
Back in January, when I chose the word that would guide me through 2019, it was “acceptance.” Acceptance was all about not only understanding what I needed to put in place in order to honor my emotions and my mental health, but to also be totally ok with that. I’ve committed to balancing my emotions with rationality when making decisions; these days leaning a little more towards emotion. It keeps me in sync with me and how I want to feel.
Imagine my surprise when I read an article recently about choosing a pet photographer and came across this “tip.”
“When you’re choosing a pet photographer, we’d recommend comparing rates and packages, not relying solely on whose photos you react to emotionally.”
While I most definitely respect the investment required to work a professional photographer, I think the emotional connection is the biggest reason to choose a photographer! What the hell is the purpose of a photo if it doesn’t make you feel something??
Reading words that made tangible things like money and products seem more important than the emotional connection to living, breathing, loving beings in our lives not only made me sad but, quite frankly, it pissed me off.
You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.
– Joan Miro
Of course finances are important. I’m not suggesting frivolity at the expense of security and a roof but when you prioritize emotion and feeling and mental goodness over “stuff”, you’ll be amazed at what the universe gives back in return.
Do your research. Find the balance between that emotional connection and what you’re comfortable spending. Don’t spend a dime on something that doesn’t make you want to explode with joy. The cost of not loving your bargain is far higher than saving for the one image that literally heals you every time you see it.
If my photos do that for you, get in touch.