I always like to do a post which covers some of my other work, I do a few different jobs as it were and it’s not just weddings that keep the lights on.
Having a multi faceted skill base as well as mixing up the work I do is a great way to keep things fresh as well as add a little extra income into the downtime between weddings. I still love weddings of course, and I actually do love photographing weddings, it’s perfect social photography, exciting occasions of high emotion and people coming together and I get to be there, take photos and make a living, win.
However I do take on other work as well, in terms of photography I do a little work for the Canal and River Trust. Taking photos of waterways, people and artefacts , this job sends me on some interesting assignments which are usual mid week or flexible on time so I can fit them in around weddings. Getting to photograph in a drained lock, or cover a ‘fish rescue’ are some of the highlights as well as explore and leaner more about canals and waterways than I ever would of otherwise.
As I’ve mentioned here before I also work for Ernest Journal, a bi-annual magazine featuring curious histories and awesome adventures. This work is always so much fun and I get to see and do the most incredible things, take photographs and add to my revenue stream, but the best reward by far is having my work in print, especially as I’ve now got three cover issues, something which is pride of place in my bookshelf.
Alongside photography I also have a side-hustle as a marketer and content creator for a local restaurant group. A few years back some friends set this up and back then I was shooting a few photos for them, this has now turned into a regular weekly job, taking photos and video, managing their social media and marketing as well as branding and some light design work. This is really a great way for me to flex my skill base and provides a nice regular income and it fits in very well with my photography and lifestyle.
A flexible lifestyle is always what I’ve wanted to achieve, I’m a firm believer in working when it works for you leads to a more productive overall result, this allows me to take on all sorts of jobs and keep the time worked to a minimum but the result and quality to a maximum.
I’d strongly recommended a book called The Multi Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon, this is a great place to start if you are looking at adding strings to your bow.
Thanks for reading.
This blog post was written in a coffee shop while eating a donut and playing Pokemon go. Lifestyle goals.