It's true what she said. With a lot of encouragement from her. It's called Victoria-Pictoria Photography. I filed the papers and opened a bank account last spring and have been working (working working working) and learning (learning learning learning) all summer, slow and steady, to build a small photography business.
I've acquired a domain and hosting. I'm working on a website and proofing gallery. And pricing. And a blog -- a Wordpress (*gasp*) blog. I know! I've been a Typepad girl for.ever! Acquiring it was as easy as pushing a button; posting will require pushing a few more. I'm still figuring out my approach there... you'll be the first to know.
Oh, yeah, I've been taking pictures, too. Most of it's been for free. Weekend after next I'll have a couple of paying gigs, and there's an event on the books for mid-October that should be great, and a few other irons in the fire. It's exciting. Building. Sickening. Oh yeah, I feel ill before every shoot. But it's fun, right?
I decided to do this for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is to have a little fun doing and learning something that I love and, hopefully, to generate some needed extra income. So far, I've been having tons of fun, even though I've done nothing but
spend hemorrhage money. And I sure could spend a LOT more. All I can say is that I've definitely been doing MY part to keep the economy going this year! It doesn't appear that it's been enough, though. Maybe if I pre-ordered the new Canon 5D...
Heh. Just kidding. Maybe. No... really. I'm kidding.
Mostly, I'm doing this because I still can!! Because if I don't do it now, if I wait until the "time is right," when the hell will I? Because what am I waiting for? Because I'm going to be 50 in less than two months and, damn it, it's going to be a NIFTY FIFTY!!
More than anything else, of course, I'm doing it because of my girls... for them, with them, to them, inspired by them, encouraged by them, motivated by them, as an example to them. All those things and more...
What goes around comes around.