Day 2446 – Would We Come Out Of Retirement?

One question we’re asked a lot is – will you come out of retirement for XYZ? Actually, we’re more asked “do you miss it?” ALL the time.

In answer to the second – yes and no. We made amazing friendships, had great experiences AND got to capture so many Day 1’s in people’s lives. There wasn’t much like the joy after a wedding when we would just laugh at how awesome it was. I don’t miss the stress though! Oh man, it can be stressful! Between the weather, our schedules and our health, just to name a few. Oy.

A few days back, a friend asked if we would consider coming out of retirement. I said probably not. The biggest factor is the gear. I have sold every bit of our gear from our camera bags to our light stands to almost all of our rechargeable AA’s…and the cameras ans lenses of course. I was curious, so I just did the math on how much it would cost to rent what we’d need to photograph a wedding.

Since we don’t have ANYTHING left, we’d have to rent it all, from cards to lightstands to backpacks. Just the rental costs for three days is well over $1000. Adding in our time (photographing, editing and doing administrative work), the total package would be nearly $3000. And that’s not including any products.

So! If you want us to come out of retirement, you’re looking at at least $3000. Now you know! 🙂

But I mean, don’t you want us photographing your wedding?

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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

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