So I decided to take my photography to the next level, which was to see if I could make a living from it, instead of it just being a hobby. I made a website, posted links on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Afterall, they are the ones I'm logged into for half of my day.
I got quite a good reaction from family and friends alike, encouraging words etc. etc. I felt good about myself. Then, out of the blue, a friend asks me if I would be interested in photographing her mother's wedding. I thought about it for about twenty second and replied, 'Has she seen my photos?' to which my friend answered, 'Of course, she loves your architecture shots!'
A long story short, I said yes. I mean, what do I have to lose? I mean, it's almost the perfect launching pad for me. One happy client leads to another, right? Here's hoping.
Anyway, on May 23rd, I was the photographer at the wedding of my friend's mother. It was fabulous; a beautiful day, stunning little village church and the reception was glorious (and who doesn't like a glass of Pimms). The setting couldn't have been better. After the initial morning panic, I settled into what I do best and now it's almost time to hand the photos over to the wonderful couple. The editing is all done, the book and packaging are on their way to me. And best of all, I may have got a second job out of this one. Network, network, network.
As I said: big things have small beginnings...
P.s. The photos will be on here very soon.