I could not have started this journey without Nikonians. Members like Digitial Darrell Young mentored me in improving my photography and starting this journey. Nikonians forums like the Speedlights and Lighting, and Weddings and Social Events forums provided me with a lot of the answers I needed to get started.
The result is that in 2009 I shot 5 weddings, and more than a dozen family portrait sessions. I fully meet my booking and financial goals for the year. I have moved beyond just shooting friends and family. Most of my business these days is new business coming from people hearing about me through word of mouth, or finding me on the internet. One recent client found me because I had given someone a business card on an airplane flight earlier in the year!
For 2010 and beyond, I have aggressive goals for increasing my business even further. My goals also include dedicated studio space in the future.
Lastly, I started this blog because of all the posts I saw in the Nikonians forums asking very similar questions on how to get started. So I decided to start this blog to document my journey and the lessons I learned along the way.
So if you're new to the blog, please read through all the previous entries. If you have any questions, or suggestions for future topics, please let me know!
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