I was overjoyed to hear that I would be working in the bridal industry, until I realized I knew nothing about planning weddings other than what I’ve seen in movies. But I knew this would be a wonderful opportunity to learn something new
When I started my internship, I soon realized it would be an at-home experience. At first I was thinking it would be pretty awesome. I get to stay home, sleep in until 10 a.m., and, I didn’t have to commute to and from work (especially since gas is at 4 dollars a gallon). Awesome, right?
After a week into my internship, I started to realize that I disliked being at home all day, especially while living with my family. I was easily distracted and feeling isolated from the world. Writing about weddings was also a lot different from what I was used to, and having to rely on emailed directions and edits is rather difficult. I had yet to meet my editor and other co-workers too. When I found out that I was able to help out at the cover photo shoot, I was anxiously excited and relieved.
The photo shoot was at the Historic Deepwood Estate in Salem, OR. At first I felt awkward, because I didn’t know anyone yet and I had no idea what I was suppose to do. The other interns; however, helped me out a lot. I probably asked a million and one questions. I couldn’t thank them enough for being so understanding.
That day was nothing like I had imagined. There is so much that goes into a photo that I never thought about. The day was exhausting, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to help with my first photo shoot!