Day In The Life: Jessica Glynn

Day In The Life: Jessica Glynn

Our lovely contributor, Jessica Glynn, joins us today for a Day In The Life feature. These blog posts will take you through a typical day with some of our favorite photographers. Enjoy ~

JESSICA-GLYNN-PHOTOGRAPHERMy daily routine typically turns out one of three ways- organizing, editing/retouching or shooting. I love that each day is different and that unexpected things always happen. Having a balanced work/life routine can be hard to manage when there are so many options and unforeseen changes to how a day can go.

My day starts early on weekdays and I'm always longing for more sleep. However, having a 6-year old that needs to get to school has us up and out early. Before I get out of bed, I spent 10 minutes checking emails, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Then I get up and help my daughter get dressed, braid her hair, pack her lunch and feed our dog, Sky. Meanwhile, my husband is up making her breakfast. If I have time I will make myself a fruit smoothie or bring a big jug of water in the car and off to school we go.

After I return from the school run, I take a hot shower and make a mug of herbal tea- I love Tazo Calm Chamomile. I exercise at home by doing a combination of Iyengar yoga, Egoscue, Five Tibetan Rites and Dynamic Stretching. I have always had a lot of neck and back pain and this helps keep me flexible. Afterwards I’m usually pretty hungry and ready for breakfast. As a born-and-bred New Yorker, I have a soft spot for bagels and cream cheese. However, I now eat both gluten-free and dairy-free (Tofutti cream cheese and Sami’s Bakery Millet bagels).

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Next, I sit down and plan my day. I start by checking emails and creating a to-do list prioritizing what I want to accomplish that day. Normally, I follow-up on stock photography requests, plan for upcoming shoots, blog about current work, compose newsletter emails and any other tasks that need to be done!

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A big focus for the past two years has been my book. Palm Beach Chic is an insider’s tour of 25 Palm Beach residences focusing on interior design and architecture. I worked with writer Jennifer Ash Rudick who is a contributing editor toVeranda magazine. She also produced and directed the documentary Diner en Blanc: The World’s Largest Dinner Party and produced Iris: New York’s Rare Bird of Fashion. The book has been getting rave reviews in Architectural Digest, Departures, The Wall Street Journal and other publications and blogs. I have been doing a lot of book signings since the launch of the book. It is so fun to go out and meet people who are excited about my work!

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My days at my home studio are mostly about editing and retouching. About once a week I have a photo shoot and these days are fun, but I always get nervous and have butterflies before shoots hoping everything will go well. I have to keep a close eye on the weather forecasts, inform clients about potential problems based on test shots, make sure all equipment is clean, charged, and running well.

JESSICA-GLYNN-PARKMost days my father picks my daughter up from school which gives me a few more hours for office work. Either my husband or I pick her up around 5:30  then rest of the evening is focused on homework, dinner, a walk around the neighborhood, bath time and books before bed. It is really important that we have a good routine at night. It’s a long day for everyone and we try to do something fun to unwind- like fishing, tennis or puzzles.

JESSICA-GLYNN-DAY-IN-THE-LIFE-PHOTOGRAPHYAround 8:30 p.m. my daughter is in bed and I have some time to catch up on any late emails from clients. I normally wind-down with another cup of herbal tea and watch TV with my husband, take a warm bath, read a book, or we make home renovating decisions. My husband, Gerard, is a general contractor and we have been renovating our house, which was built in 1967, for the past year and a half. It was a major undertaking but it is finally almost done. Then it’s time for us to head to bed around 10pm or 11pm.

Thanks, Jessica!

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To view more of Jessica's work, visit her at jessicaglynn.com or find her in Instagram @jessglynnphoto

 




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