Minneapolis on a Sunday morning. I had a photo shoot at the Guthrie Theater. I got there early. When I try to be on time, I’m always early. I went to the 9th floor, excited to get a few pictures of the landscape. I was dreaming of a photograph full of fresh, perfect snow.
There was no perfect snow.
It was barely 10am on a Sunday. The night before we had a big snow storm. The snow should have been spotless, right? Everywhere I looked there were tracks through the snow. There’s no stopping Minnesotans from enjoying a sunny Sunday morning. This picture is the truth of the moment.
I went back down to the lobby, excited to meet my couple for our shoot. I promised myself to throw away expectations for the rest of the day. We made awesome pictures.
So maybe it’s time to let go of perfection. Concentrate on the truth of your moments. It will open up a whole new world of possibilities.