And then we decided, "Hey, let's move across state lines and become self employed!"
So we did it. Since that time, we've changed jobs a few times, and I let photography become a side gig. I still shot weddings and sessions, but my full attention wasn't on it. I hope I never let any of my clients down, but I had to re-think my focus.
I'm now back at it. I'm 100% fully invested in making this little business of mine work. I have always loved being a photographer. Capturing memories for my clients, freezing a moment in time and making it even more magical than it was in reality. Taking a split second and extending it through eternity. Making a mom cry because she doesn't think that I'll get a decent photo of her crazy chaotic kids, and proving her wrong.
Photography isn't just a job. It's how I live life.
With so many cell phone and our "over-photographed' lives as they are...It makes me sad to see this dying art become something of the past. Either people assume their smartphone is enough, or anybody who picks up a "fancy" camera, will take your $50 and give you 300 digital files to sort through.
I am a Photographer; an artist. I have a creative view, and I guarantee that I will deliver. Try me.