Some of y’all (well, hopefully more than some) will remember the post I did about a month ago on wanting to share what it’s really like to be a wedding photographer and wade through new-business-ownership. (For those of you wondering, I did survive tax season!) But I have to confess something: the longer I work in this business and this industry, the more I realize how differently it makes me think sometimes. For example, I was downtown on Saturday for a concert with my sister and my dear friend, Amanda, and we saw at least two bridal parties taking pictures near the State Capitol building. I was, quite obviously, staring at them, when Amanda said, “I bet the photographer in you just wants to go over there and tell them what to do.” She was so right! (I didn’t do that, just FYI.) But it’s true, you drive by a garden, and you wonder if you would have to get a permit to do an engagement session there. You see a pretty flower in a vase, and you start thinking which other flowers would go with it. (Another confession, I am horrible with flower names. But my mom and my friend, Rachel, are fantastic, so I let the professionals do their thing.) The same really goes for music, too. I’ve always been a pretty aggressive music hoarder, as in I usually spend a large part of my Tuesday scanning the iTunes store for new music, and pretty much the best birthday gifts are iTunes cards. And I know that paying for music in the age of Spotify, etc. is like still paying for a $4 latte from Starbucks, but what can I say? I kind of understand the whole wanting-to-get-paid-for-your-art thing. 😉 Except now, whenever I hear a new song or just feel like hitting shuffle on my ridiculously full iTunes library, I listen to songs and ask myself, “How would this fit in a wedding slideshow?” For the record, I am picky with these songs. As I have also confessed, I love One Direction, but they do not make the cut. Emeli Sandé, however, SHE MAKES IT. So, I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog called Music Monday, where I’ll share a new wedding-slideshow or reception-dance-floor-worthy song that you just might want to hear (or maybe you don’t, but hey, I figure it’s an easy way for me to share my cheese ball music choices with my grandkids 50 years from now). Those of you who watched the Academy of Country Music Awards a couple weeks ago will remember this one, but if you haven’t heard it yet, you’re in for a treat!
Happy Music Monday!