Most you who know me personally know that my photography business is a side gig. Pardon me while I chuckle to myself.
I'm chuckling because running your own business is pretty much a full-time job. In my spare time -- also known as 9 to 5 each weekday -- I'm a journalist and photographer for a publication based out of Birmingham. I'm never far from a computer and I spend more time behind a camera than anywhere else most days, but how can you complain about working two jobs when your life is full of doing your favorite things all the time? The answer? You can't.
Most people hate their job -- how lucky am I to work not one, but two jobs that I absolutely love?
Especially on days like today. Today, on an assignment for my "day job", I got to visit Liberty Animal Hospital in Mountain Brook and photograph some of their sweetest babies. If I had to list my favorite things in order, it would probably be photography, writing, and dogs. Of course, macaroni and cheese is also a strong contender.
I am a proud dog mommy -- I have three babies of my own. So you can imagine how much it broke my heart to find out some of the dogs at Liberty Animal Hospital have been there for over a year. A year! Do you know how many licks, cuddles and tennis balls a dog misses out on in a year?
For us, a year is just another blip on the radar, but for a dog, that's a significant portion of their life spent without a place to call home, a lap to drool in, or a flower bed to poop in. Although this is definitely a plug for my animal photography skills (call me if you want a professional someone to roll on the floor with your dogs and enjoy themselves way more than they should) but it's also a call for anyone who may have it in their heart to adopt a doggy this month. If you're interested, visit www.libertyah.com.
Kaitlin Bitz Candelaria
Photographer based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Contact me today for a custom quote.