As an introvert, I am drained from social interaction. It doesn't mean that I'm not social or that I'm awkward around people. It just means that I don't get energized around groups of people. I recharge during time spent alone. Being a portrait photographer requires that I interact with many different personalities at all times of the day and evening.
This past month, I've been feeling a bit out of touch with my work. Burnt out, if you will. The demands of coordinating schedules, being "on," and the constant pressure that I put on myself to please everyone and to make every session the best that it can be started to deteriorate my passion.
So, to recharge and to rediscover what I love about photography, I took a day to go back to my beginnings. Additionally, I was able to spend the day with my son. Between spending time enjoying my son and time spent allowing myself to just explore and view the world in abstract, my passion for photography is still intact and I am re-energized and inspired for my next series of concepts and portraits.