Since when did you start charging tax?!?

During the first few years of my photography business, I gave away more sessions than I charged for. My net loss was far greater than my net profit for a LONG time. And I invested a lot on the front end with the hopes of setting my business up for success. Camera gear isn't cheep y'all! Some photographers who are just starting out have almost overnight success - or at least that's what it looks like from the outside looking in - but this is how I started and I truly think it helped me to build my portfolio. Saying "yes" gave me a wide range of experience.

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One-On-One Workshop with Jennifer Blair

I don't know about you, but Instagram is my favorite social media outlet. I get so excited to open the app if I haven't checked it in a few hours.  My favorite part is the explore tab. Sometimes at night I scroll for hours. Instagram clearly gets me because my explore feed is filled with pictures of delicious looking food and photography from all over the world.

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Psalm 52:8

In the Spring of 2010, I took the Introduction to Visual Communications class taught by Dr. Rob Peaslee. It was by far one of my favorite classes in undergrad and I still refer back to what I learned even now. As part of our final project, we were commissioned with the task of creating a logo and making a presentation that explained our process and inspiration. We were given free reign over what business, organization or individual to create a logo for. I used that opportunity to create a logo for my slowly-but-surely-growing photography business.

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