I could tell you a million reasons why being a mom has made owning a business 10 times harder, but that is rather obvious and pretty self explanatory. On the other hand, something that actually came as a huge surprise was how being a mother has made me a better wedding photographer.
I used to be awful at multi-tasking, seriously. I was the person who would get annoyed because I was focusing on my homework and someone was trying to talk to me. I always made one thing for dinner because balancing the act of keeping track of a main dish, sides and dessert was way to much for me to handle at one time. But since becoming a mom I HAD to learn to multi-task; it was either figure out how to make food and calm a crying baby or go hungry for 9 hours a day until my husband came home.
It was SUCH a hard lesson to learn and I felt like I was going to drown every single day, but that is pretty much the first few months of becoming a mother. At some point you get past the dreamy phase of “Yay, I’m a mom, I love my baby!” to “Sh*t I cannot do this alone! Can someone please make this thing stop crying?!” Well, that was my experience at least.
Anyway, I am so thankful that I learned to multi-task because it has helped me to better balance the skills a photographer–specifically a good wedding photographer–needs to have. Let me explain: