A boutique photography company based out of Paulding is run by me. I have operated the business after 2009 and twenty-five to thirty-five weddings per year - are shot by me largely in mid-West, though I often journey for location weddings in the country as well as abroad.
The freedom is loved by me my work affords me. Since the business is owned by me, I am the supervisor to prepare my work hours around the family of mine as well as individual requirements. I also can select what tasks to recognize, wherever I wish to promote, the price point of mine and what services I will provide. Personally, I find the stress of a wedding day thrilling, although I know this is not the case for many photographers. I love the niche of mine of photography since it has among the several that are going to have me photographing portraits, landscaping, still lifes/products (rings, blossoms, etc.), photojournalism, event digital photography, meals, nighttime photos as well as animals all in similar shoot, typically under a compressed schedule, dealing with people that are real rather than qualified versions, and also in locations and weather that I've limited command over, without the capability to reshoot. There aren't any do-overs with regards to a bachelor party, though I like the task of it.
The idea I hate virtually all about the task is the insecurity of not necessarily knowing that the calendar of yours is going to fill year to year. It often appears to pack somehow, but you'll find lean times annually in which you've to be conscientious with your work and budget hard for the bookings of yours. Wedding photography is commonly extremely seasonal. When this's your main salary, your small business needs to be successful, and although I have worked really hard at earning reviews that are positive, word-of-mouth referrals, good vendor associations, and community regard, I've very few repeat customers. And that is a great thing - I would prefer to have my customers remain happily married and never privately need a photographer again. Though it implies I've to constantly market place and get business that is new, compared to a commercial photographer, fashion photographer or maybe family portrait photographer which could have similar customers employ their solutions season after season.