Life Lately // Knowing When To Switch Off & Working As A Second Shooter


Recently I've been feeling quite ambivalent towards blogging and the social media upkeep that comes with the territory. In-fact I almost get this urge to self-reproach my wrongdoing's when I'm told that I need to slow down or take a break, because knowing when to switch off is important, as is knowing when to go your own way. Hell, at the start of the year I think I would have been totally ignorant to the fact that sometimes it's just necessary to step back, regardless of how much you want to eat ring-o's when you're on a diet or how much of a slump you've been in at work.

And that's why I just switched off. I upped sticks and walked away from my laptop for two weeks so I could fully immerse myself in the Easter holidays and it was the BEST thing I ever did. I spent two weeks with Matthew; just binging Ultimate Force, eating copious amounts of chocolate and finally prodding him into some sight-seeing at the Ulster American Folk Park - I'll do a little post on this place soon.

But it was actually being away from my laptop that gave me an incentive to do some life admin, i.e. getting my eyes tested. Okay, admittedly this is something I have been brushing off for well over a year, but the migraines were persistent and I was really starting to struggle with my photography. So while I might be the queen of procrastination and 'sure, it'll be grand', I am now the proud owner of my own anti-glare frames - HURRAH! I CAN SEE.

I think the biggest aspect of my Easter break however... was working as a second shooter. I'm sure by now you know that I work as a freelance photographer here in Northern Ireland - mostly on studio portraits, lifestyle sessions and small events. But on Monday past I was invited to work as a second shooter at a local wedding, alongside a photographer I have avidly watched for many years. I honestly felt like I had struck gold with this one, especially when the mother of the bride turned out to be previous client of mine - it's a small world let me tell ya.

Now, I'm planning my very own styled wedding shoot, working on the revamp of my business and generally just focusing on taking more time out.

What did you do over the Easter holidays?
Northern Ireland, UK

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  1. Hope you enjoyed your easter break!

    Katie | www.justkatiee.com XX

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    1. I did thank you Katie! I hope you enjoyed the Easter break to x

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  2. I think it's so important to be able to do this and know when to take a break! I know sometimes I feel guilty when I don't post something I planned too, or don't get something completed. I have to remind myself that it's good to take a break! :)
    Chantelle
    xoxo
    https://thatyorkshiregirlchantelle.com

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    1. Oh my goodness absolutely! I'm my own worst critic, but I think everyone is aren't they? I'll forever be reminding myself that it's okay to take breaks x

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  3. Millie - MSBLife30 April 2019 at 10:51

    Ooo I wish I could take two weeks off!! I'm glad you had a great and relaxing break!:)

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    1. DO IT haha! I felt like I needed it, so it was definitely worth while x

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  4. I’m glad you could take that step back and relax, I think it’s so important in order not to burn out! I spent mine eating lots of food too, visiting family and enjoying the sun!

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    1. You know what, I'm super glad that I decided to as well. I hate putting unnecessary pressure on myself because you're right, it is important in order to not burn out! Your Easter break sounds fantastic Chloe! I hope you had a good time x

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