|The other day I had a first in my over ten year photography career--shooting a birth! I must say, I felt exactly the way I used to feel when I first started shooting weddings...NERVOUS! For one thing, it was unpredictable. I didn't know when the baby was coming, what kind of situation I'd be walking into, or where I would need to be to get the shots that would best tell the story.
As it turned out, I finally got the call a little before 5am, rolled out of bed, grabbed my gear, and headed out the door! I had already pre-packed my Shootsac with charged batteries, clean CF cards, three lenses, and a granola bar, so all I had to do was grab my camera and dash out. The mom was an absolute rock star, and I had everything I needed right there with me the whole time. Good thing, because the room got so busy and crowded there's no way I could have run back and forth to grab everything I needed.
Thanks to my Shootsac, all my equipment was at my fingertips the moment I needed it.
And in case you were wondering, this is what I look like when I go shoot at 5 am (thanks to Jon's dad for the photo)!