While this article over at Popular Photography is talking about wedding photographers, I think all these things apply to any professional photographers.
So, hats off to all the wonderful husbands and wives who put up with all this stuff that comes with marrying a photographer! We really do appreciate your support.
So what goes on behind-the-scenes in the life of a wedding photographer? His clients may know him to be outgoing and creative, but being married to the wedding photographer may be an entirely different experience.
Here’s 10 things you should know about being married to a wedding photographer:
1. They’ll be out of town a lot.
If you’re married to a great wedding photographer, then his schedule will be booked for months and months. He’ll be away on destination weddings or for engagement location shoots. He’ll almost not be around, so you need to get your schedules straight if you want him there for important occasions.
2. They won’t text or call when they’re away.
You can’t expect a wedding photographer to text or call to update you about his day, because he won’t have free time, or hands, to pick up the phone to let you know he’s eaten his lunch already. So, he’ll make up for it by having hilarious stories about how his day went when he comes back in the wee hours of the morning, after his event, while he’s eating, what might be his first meal of the day.
3. They spend a lot of time maintaining their gear, like every single day, even when they don’t get dirty.
Yes, I get it. These camera bodies and lenses do cost a small fortune and they help him earn a living, but even when they don’t have events or shoots, they can get quite obsessive about making sure their gear is in mint condition.
4. They’re usually hired on holidays and weekends.
A lot of weddings are scheduled on holidays and weekends because naturally, they want their guests to be available to attend. So, while that’s great for them, it sucks for you, when you’re spending those holidays and weekends without him. On the plus side, they have flexi-time, so you can arrange travel trips on weekdays. Just make sure you plan it ahead.
Source: Popular Photography