To be very honest (I've never done such a thing) I went into this job not knowing who I was shooting. I cam confident and prepared and about 15 minutes into scanning the angles, surroundings, white balance and possible settings for my camera, I met one of the coordinators from the event. I was fully aware sororities and councils would be present, I was just unfamiliar to the exact reason.
Well, it didn't take long before I overhead the phrase "our future governor" and immediately the coffee, and energy drink snapped into my conscious and I was ready to go for the evening. My reaction was almost feral, the way I was immediately boosted by my responsibility to be the sole photographer of the event with access and permission. YES! I was energized. Certainly, I wanted to please my client, but I also wanted to create something that stains a memory or encourages you to want more (even if it's something from a simple for hire event).
I"There she is, Heather Mizeur" and instantly I turned around and the energy of the green room boosted, and hearing her interpretation of how Maryland implemented the Common Core. Lt. Governor Anthony Brown gave an energized response about education. Doug Gansler had a charged response about his position on the economy and Cindy Walsh was very adamant about her position on Common Core. Now, for the republicans Ron George gave his support for business in PG County, and Charles Lollar stood by his stance on Marijuana legalization.
After teaching 5th and 6th grade for a full day and then working a four hour job photographing government delegates and officials I can say I was exhausted and blessed.