Sunday, April 5, 2009

Event Photography & Exciting Times

March was an excellent month for Sarah Colvin Photography. I worked a TON, which I love...and right now I'm enjoying a long overdue weekend of relaxing, which for me means sitting down and focusing on the work for a little while. Yes, I realize that's not the standard definition of relaxing, but boy does it feel good to get this work off my desk! I have a pile of CDs ready to go in the mail, editing done, web updates done, and I'm ready for the next round. I have ONE job left to edit, my dear friends at Cape Cod Broadcasting, so stay tuned for those...they're so much fun. More on that later, though.

What I want to talk about now is the newest "addition" to Sarah Colvin Photography, and that's event photography. When I was doing news on WQRC and Ocean 104, I'd often get sent out in the field, trusty microphone in hand, to cover events using sound. I'd get access to all sorts of things I'd never attend on my own, and then I'd have to hunt down the bigwigs or other attendees and interview them. While I LOVED that job (and loved really is an understatement), I always found my eye wandering to the photojournalists there, watching and envying them as they snapped happily away, capturing the breaking story or other event in a completely different way. I always wanted to DO that sort of thing. And now, with my event photo portion of the business blossoming and blooming, I DO get to. It dawned on me while I was covering the BCAE's Oyster Tasting last Saturday. I stood in the room, camera in hand, observing the action, and it felt so familiar...until it dawned on me why. I noticed members of the press there, who came up and spoke with me, and it all felt so natural. I honestly never thought my news experience would help with my photography..but lo and behold it has. And I'm so super happy to be back in the thick of the action again.

Thanks to a new friend of mine, I now do freelance work for the Boston Center for Adult Education, as you may have noticed from my previous post. I am so thrilled and flattered to have this new partnership, and feel like this experience is only going to bring more positivity into my professional life. The BCAE is an amazing place, fun and exciting, and I've got four or five more events for them coming up in April. Hooray!

That being said--if you are reading this and have an event coming up...birthday party, reunion, etc, etc...and want a photographer, email me. The thing about event photography, especially for private parties, is this: I know you'll always have friends/family there with cameras, and they'll be able to capture the event in their own special way. But by hiring an outside photographer (me, of course!!), you'll be free to put down the camera and have fun--and be assured that you'll have a lasting, fun memory of the day or night.

I've also made some tweaks to the site, so poke around, take a look, email me, send a comment, hire me, etc etc etc. Now get out there and enjoy the sunshine, already!!

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