Have you ever gone through your day and said you needed to do something and then by the time you go to bed you have completely forgotten to do this until right when you lay your head on your pillow? Or you keep telling yourself that you want to go do something and then when the year is over you notice that you never did it? This is the art of forgetfulness.
I know that you need to try to remember so many things throughout the day and you feel like your brain cannot retain EVERYTHING. Who can blame you? People forget 40% what they learned in 20 minutes and 77% of what they learned in 6 days. We can’t even retain some information for more than 20 minutes; how do you expect to remember everything you need to do in a day?
When deciding you want to get some pictures taken, it is a multiple stage process. First, you need to decide that you actually want photos taken. Then, if you don’t already have a photographer, research the ones in your area. Next, call them and book an appointment. Unless I am completely motivated to do it, I will put it on the backburner. It’s not everyone’s top priority. DOING the actual photos is, but not the planning part.
This is why it is SO important to do these steps while you first think about it. If you are bored or have nothing to do just start researching photographers in your area if you don’t already have one. Write down a few that you like (pick more than one as you never know if they will be booked). This way, when you decide you want some photos, you can just call them up.
My suggestion would be to call your photographer at least a month in advance if you just want some simple photo session (or a mini session). Some may need more advance notice. However, there is nothing wrong with booking earlier. I know that if I want photos in the spring and I forget to call when I first think about it, it will be November before I know it and realize I didn’t book that session.
If you know you’ll forget, at least write it down on your to-do list. That way, if you are thinking about it and you don’t have time to do it at the moment; you can always come back to it.
If you want to book a photographer, you can always book with me, by clicking this link here!