I have always loved taking photos! I was able to treat myself to a Canon Rebel Xsi in the summer of 2009, as a graduation gift to myself. I tended to favor shooting in auto, but that was mainly because I had no idea how to use manual! Last Spring, mom and I took a photography class with my wedding photographers in Grand Forks. They were amazing, and we learned a lot (mainly how to shoot in manual and understand my camera settings)! Ever since then, I think both mom and I have been a bit more inspired.
After that class, I started taking photos of friends and family. Word of mouth has been spreading, and I've had a handful of friends of friends contact me to shoot their photos. After a lot of thought, I've been tossing around the idea of starting my own side photography business. I'm still not sure how far I want to take it, but I am ready to start marketing my services and see how many bites I get!
I just created my own photography website and facebook fan page to get started marketing. In addition, I also just upgraded my camera (Canon 60D), and I am super excited to get it in the mail! I will have lots of practice shooting another cute baby in about a month or so :).