On Your Feet Gigs

I’m shooting a 4-day long film festival starting today. (No, I’m not a profesh photog. I’m doing a friend a favor… and sticking with my blogging day job.)

I’m nervous and prepping this morning, anticipating fun and excitement but also exhaustion. Lots of exhaustion.

It doesn’t help that I’m juuuuuust about done with the first trimester and on the brink of having my energy back.

I haven’t had an on-your-feet-gig in a while. I think I forgot how to do it.

When I was pregnant with Jackson, I was a full-time teacher and on my feet from 7:30 in the morning until 4 pm. Then I promptly went home and collapsed.

Granted, this gig isn’t going to be along the lines of full-time teaching, but I am going to be on my feet for hours at a time today through Sunday, lugging camera equipment, squatting here and there. (Cute visual, eh?)

I’ve skimped down on my gear that I’m bringing with me so that I’m not hauling around tons of camera lenses, flashes, bags, etc. The bag that will stay on me has a nifty pocket for my water bottle (bonus!) and some snacks (hello almonds).

What am I forgetting about?

What tips do you have for me so that I remember to take care of myself while also focusing on doing a good job at my favor-job?

Those of you who are photogs, how do you survive multiple-day-long jobs like this one while also taking care of yourself and your fetus?


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