One of the hardest parts of being a photographer is the management of workflow. Constantly its an on-going battle of emails, shooting, culling, editing and getting packages out. I would honestly say that actually photography is only 40% of being a photographer, the rest is the administrative side. We photograph about 35-40 weddings every year at JFY, and we do all of our own processing in house so I go through THOUSANDS of images every week. Some days it is completely overwhelming. Being organized and having a space I love (my office) has made this so much easier. Within re-branding I wanted to give myself a space that was organized, clean, and one which reflected the image and style of JFY. So here are a few photos (crappy ones from my iPhone) of our office. For those starting out, make sure you have an area for yourself that you enjoy, remember you’ll be spending hours in this space, so it better be nice!
I literally have a closet filled with props, for all of those of you who wonder who brings the props to those shoots – that would be me. We normally have all of our gear in the closet pictured below but right now it’s all bagged up and ready to go for tomorrow’s wedding. All of packaging materials are stored together so it’s easy to find and keep track of. The more organized you can be as a photographer you’ll find that your workflow is less time constraining and less frustrating.