At the start of the year, I made a goal to really focus on my photography side-hustle. To get started I made an investment in new kit, namely a full-frame body and an 85mm prime lens that is officially my new workhorse. Then I scheduled a couple free shoots with folks who I knew had a large social media following. This not only allowed me to practice with my new gear in a low-pressure environment, but also helped get my name out amidst the huge number of photographers that pop up in my area every day.
Since then, I’ve made other investments in this endeavor- such as rebranding, and even getting the above headshot done for my website. I’ve learned a lot about marketing my services, though still have a huge way to go in that area. But 10 months later, I’m incredibly proud of where I am. For sure, sacrifices have been made, but every shoot is still so exciting to me and through my photography I get to meet some really incredible equestrians in my area that I wouldn’t otherwise know.
I hope you guys are not absolutely fed up with all of the Photography Friday posts, because I’ve got enough in the hopper to essentially see us through the year! Thanks to all who have made suggestions, left kind comments, and in general been on this journey with me. I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for BGD!
That is so exciting! Good on you! And I still swoon a bit over your new logo when I see it! It is so cute! I enjoy your photography posts very much, especially because I personally have ZERO eye for photography and appreciate your ability! If I were closer, I would totally hire you, but Maine is a long trip for a photo shoot haha! 🙂
Yeah, did I miss the chicken photos? Birds are so damn photogenic!
I love seeing these infographics and your progress as a photographer. 🙂
Love this — great growth!!! Definitely considering doing a photoshoot with the 2 pups and hubby next year!
It’s been quite the year!
Woo hoo! This is awesome! I’m so excited for our photos and would 100% hire you again!!!
We need to add VA to the list! How many horses/donkeys can we get in one shot…;)
You’ve accomplished so much this year! And I have to admit, I look forward to Photography Friday each week!!
Congrats on making your dream a reality! Also, totally love the lens choice!
I think your head shot for the marketing is spot on!
I’m sure we all don’t get sick of hearing about it! I love when people live their dreams and become successful and grow. That’s what life is all about! Go you and congratulations mate 😃