Part of the Emily Sevin Photo Upcoming Photographer Foster Program.
I often joke that running a small business for an artist is like running a non-profit for individuals addicted to creating art. Basically, all the revenue made in selling my craft just covers enough to run the business another day. Sometimes when I’m balls deep in marketing and stamping my logo on yet another brown paper and string parcel aimed at the desperate attempt of getting another art buyer’s attention, I’m convinced I’m simply running a business to keep my arts n crafts habit alive.
Then I buy a kid a roll of film and send his ass of to Europe and he comes back with some gold and it all seems worth it.
Don’t tell anyone, but, I don’t usually shoot weddings. I say don’t tell people because I’m still looking for wedding clients that match my ideals on wedding photos. But I don’t usually shoot weddings because I don’t like 99% of weddings. And that’s only because I don’t know 99% of people. If I’m close to the couple – I’m usually into it. I love being there for my friends. But if I don’t know you? I try and get to know you, because I think it’s fuckin’ weird to have a chick YOU DON’T KNOW following you around when you’re half-naked then fully vulnerable and it’s one of the most important days of your life?!? Wouldn’t you wanna be comfortable with whomever that was? And I’m sure if I got to know the couple and believed in their story and felt comfortable around their parents, I’d do a killer job and love it. In fact I know that because I’ve done that before. I did that here. But you’d be amazed how many coupled don’t find this necessary. Then you get weird photos. Oh well. So send me your wedding clients in need. But make sure they’re cool people, k?