Don’t wait for perfection, it just might never come

November 14, 2012

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“If you wait till it’s perfect, you might just miss the opportunity all together.” There are variations of this phrase, but since I don’t have my iPad handy to look up the exact quotation from a recent read, you’ll have to suffer with my paraphrasing. It’s so easy to look at someone else and assume that they’ve got it all together. If it’s a musician, they were probably born with a perfect pitch, a leading photographer . . . well he or she must have had perfect weddings since day one. Somehow we tend to focus on the beautiful present and we forget the hours of practice, and the hardships, that person faced to get to where they are today. When I started my business in 2010, photography has been my hobby for some time. Shooting in manual and exposing images correctly was much easier, but getting images in focus all the time, shooting in bright light, managing family photos, photographing details and so much more, did not come second nature. If I waited till I learned it all, I don’t think I would have ever started!!! I would have yet to shoot my first wedding, since I’m still learning to be the best photographer that I can be. So whatever it is in life you’re pursuing, don’t wait till you get it perfect to start.