Photography and Family
I’m often asked, “Brandon, how are you able to balance family life with your photography?” To be honest it’s a challenge within itself. There’s no real answer to that question, but to understand that you have to sacrifice. Trust me I’d love to spend every precious moment with my little ones and lovely wife but their future is what’s most important. I don’t just aspire to make a living, I aspire to make a difference.
In photography, a lot of people only see the fancy cameras and bright lights. There’s this illusion that as soon as you take the photo that the images are ready to be sent. This just isn’t the case, what a lot of people don’t see is the behind the scenes of the countless hours of editing. It truly is a challenge to look at your children and wanting to play with them so badly but you know you can’t fall behind. So yes, there are a lot of long nights of drinking hot coco and looking at the computer screen.
Even while shooting, I find myself daydreaming about my family and going on some road trip or going to Disneyland. So, I use those emotions through my photography to capture something beautiful. I believe being a great parent will make me a better photographer, because there is one thing that parenting always teaches…patience. Having the patience to capture that moment that you’ll never get back is crucial. It’s just like watching your children grow; knowing they won’t be that small, make monster noises, or eat like there’s no tomorrow. Those are moments that you’ll never get back as they grow.
In the end, I couldn’t be happier. I have all the love and support I need for me to flourish. A lovely wife that is not just my rock but my mountain. My beautiful kids, that every time I step through that door they don’t care about your bad day or what happened…they’re just excited to see your face and want to make your day. There is no greater feeling than that.