Oddly, without any advertising or putting myself out there people are coming to me, seeking me out, asking me to be their photographer. Whether its a new baby or a senior capturing a moment to be immortalized in the yearbook I've been asked to do a lot and its been humbling.
And the shoots still continue.
I just did a newborn shoot a few weeks ago...
And in another few weeks I will be doing an engagement photo shoot on the lake that I am really excited about.
Part of me wonders if I could possibly make photography a career. What if I put more time into making my landscape photos framed and prepared to sell in stores? What if I advertised and put together actual packages for photo shoots? What if I offered classes and photo walks for novices to become more comfortable with their cameras? Those are all things that I have thought of, but just haven't ever taken that next step to accomplish. Everything I have done so far has been by the result of luck and word of mouth.
I often wonder how one decides to go from amateur to professional to career. I find myself somewhere between the first two. And while I love my career (see my last post) I can't help, but wonder what it would be like to have my own schedule and spend my day with my camera. The moments with my camera are so Zen that I get butterflies thinking about what it would be like to be a career photographer, to have my photos published in a book, to have a studio.
Perhaps if I hold onto my thoughts and dreams long enough I can weave it more into my life without having to make a leap and give up my hard earned nursing career. I've always been a person who does a whole heck of a lot simultaneously... fortunately.
But for now, I'm still doing photo shoots. And that's about as far as I have planned.