As you may or may not know, I have been having fun with photography as a hobby for a while now. I really, REALLY enjoy taking pictures. It makes my heart go pitter-patter even thinking about how much I love it. I used to work full time as a graphic designer/photo editor in the early 2000s and loved the ability to create on a regular basis. And luckily, photo editing was a skill I became pretty good at because of that job. Then I gradually moved my career into IT which has also been fulfilling. But it lacks the creative aspects that the graphic design offered. IT satiates the analytical and troubleshooting side of my brain though, that's for sure!
For quite a while, I've secretly dreamed about starting my own photography business on the side, but that seemed like such a far-fetched thought. Well, now with the incredible advice of a good friend of mine who owns her own photography business herself, I am going to jump in and finally make it happen! This is a great way for me to have a creative outlet on top of my current IT job, have lots of fun, and make some extra money on the side for when miss Sammy arrives. I could not be more motivated and excited!
Currently I'm practicing on friends and am adding equipment to my collection to do professional portraits and newborn sessions. I had a name for my business picked out that incorporated my name into it, but unfortunately I found out another photographer uses it for her business in another state. So back to the drawing board! I'm still working on a name. I think by me telling you all this through my blog, it feels more real which is a gigantic and freeing step toward making it a reality!
And PS, if you and/or your family are in the Austin area and would like to be my guinea pig for some portraits that will go into my portfolio in exchange for a photo DVD, shoot me an email.
|Oscar has been a great model for me so far!|
|This picture would look better with a happy couple in it, wouldn't it?|
|A happy bird and a happy man.|