Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I LOVE photography. When I first started, my goal was to charge a little bit of money and get some good experience and some good images to build my portfolio. I was having so much fun. When I found myself having a little less fun and feeling a little more aware of the time my new hobby was taking me away from my family, I thought maybe it was time to raise my prices a bit, you know, so I'd still feel that excitement before a shoot. I had decided it was ok if that meant less business. I just needed to feel like the shoot, and all the hours spent editing photos were worth my time. It's so precious as a mommy, right? Also, I'd made some significant upgrades to my equipment. I debated between a simple sitting-fee raise, and charging for digital negatives. It seemed like a nice stepping stone to my goal of eventually charging for the prints. But after getting some feedback from some honest friends-slash-clients (I guess I could just use the slash but then I'm not sure you'll actually say it right in your head), I decided to switch it up. So check out my new session fees already will ya? Just so we're all on the same page. :)
Thankyou to all of you that have supported me in this new venture! And if you're considering a shoot in time for Christmas cards, contact me soon-- it's a busy time!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I grew up with Amanda in San Diego. When she asked me to shoot her wedding, I was ecstatic! until I read the rest of the email and realized it was during our Hawaii trip. So I pitched the idea of just doing a little pre or post bride and groom shoot. And they were all over it! We did it right before my trip, a few days before their wedding and I loved every second of it (accept when I let my 5D swing over my shoulder and whack the concrete. That was a bad moment. Turns out only the UV protector was cracked (thank heavens), but I couldn't get it off to see since the side was bent in too much. Luckily the the next day was kid-free which meant I had time to run around San Diego and make all the inconvenient errands necessary to fix it. Done. Hooray. Phew.)
Anyway-- doesn't it make you want to get married all over again? It does me.
Still Ross. Don't get any crazy ideas. Sometimes I just think every girl deserves to be a beautiful bride... LOTS of times. ;)