Kris Janovitz - Photographer

Suwanee, GA Photographer - 770-570-9661

What to do when sucking at something is so easy.

I need to talk about my anxiety around my own dumbassery. I've talked about comparison being the thief of joy and yet I let myself go there this morning. Stupid Facebook and everyone being all, "Look at all the money I'm making being productive and shit."

{TL/DR: I have sucked, sucking is fun, I'm going to try to suck less. loveyabye}

I've neglected a lot recently. Mostly my business. I slip into neutral every summer and glide through until August when I typically freak out and have to kick it into gear. I didn't want to do that this year... I can't. Success doesn't happen when you're off having a good ol' time enjoying summer like you're 15 again.

So today I woke up and decided to check in with my pipeline and quickly realized I have sucked for the last few weeks. Granted I have had some amazing headshot clients and also did photograph a friend's wedding and took a not-undeserved extra day at the beach as well as a few days in NYC to decompress from the idiocy I've dealt with the last few months, not to mention the shit show that comes along with life for the past 10+ years, but I digress. 

I think it's mostly a "mom thing" ... we've made school lunches, woken up every morning at 6am to ensure the teenager got up on time, attended every school function, sporting event and theater performance, and basically run that "business" for the last nine months so when we don't have to set the alarm clock that first morning, glory glory alleluia. But I, for one, rely on that structure to force me to be structured in the rest of my life. When it's not there, I coast. And it's not good for money making.

All this to say, I have sucked lately and I'm going to try to suck a lot less for the remainder of the summer. But it's really hard, guys! Sucking is what I'm doing really well right now... it's super easy and also a lot of fun. 

Summer is a perfect time to be riding all you people about having your photos taken... you're all relaxed and tan and enjoying life to it's fullest. If nothing else, I'm going to be coming after all you other single people for more dating app profile photos. Good lord, there is still a lot of work to be done on that front.

 Been doing a lot of this.

Been doing a lot of this.

 This is just a great photo bomb.

This is just a great photo bomb.

 A rare shot of the sweaty photographer who clearly needed a color touch-up and my dear Michael.

A rare shot of the sweaty photographer who clearly needed a color touch-up and my dear Michael.

 Delivered this lovely framed photo to a client so I'm not COMPLETELY sucking. 

Delivered this lovely framed photo to a client so I'm not COMPLETELY sucking. 

 Some of this.

Some of this.

 Also doing this is fun.

Also doing this is fun.

 Thought about following this daiquiri truck home from Lido Beach... but then saw non-alcoholic and bailed.

Thought about following this daiquiri truck home from Lido Beach... but then saw non-alcoholic and bailed.

Kris Janovitz