I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m currently taking a “Photographer in Training” course through a local studio called The Right Light Studios (you can check them out here: http://www.rightlightstudios.com). My instructor wanted me to get a certain number of shoots in by the end of April, but not just any shoot. Since I would really love to focus my photography on maternity, birth and newborn sessions, that’s what he wanted me to shoot. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t know a lot of pregnant people off the top of my head to call up and ask if I can take photos of their bellies. The conversation with my instructor went a little like this: “I: Do you know anyone that is pregnant or just had a baby? Me: No. There are a lot of moms at Gracie’s school that are pregnant, though. I: Have you approached them and asked if they would like some maternity pictures done? Me: No. I: Why not? Me: It’s a little out of my comfort zone, I guess! I: Make it be in your comfort zone. You need the pictures.” Ok, so I guess I need to be putting myself out there a little more! Lol.
That being said, I took his advice one day and approached a teacher at Gracie’s school who was obviously expecting and asked if she had had maternity pictures done or if she wanted some done. She was super excited because she hadn’t had any done yet, but wanted them done, and just didn’t know how to go about finding someone. Wahoo! I guess putting yourself out there isn’t so bad after all!;-) I was so excited to have some new clients and Krista was so excited to have their pictures done.
We met up at beautiful Lake Poway in Poway, CA for their shoot. I took one of my classmates along to help me out that day, and we had a great time. Krista and Tim are so cute, and I can’t wait to meet their little bundle of love, Gwendolyn.
Oh my Dana ~ I am blown away by these images. Love Love Love the variety and location. You have improved soooo much!! I seriously want to have another baby just so we can take pictures again. I think you need to approach more people and get your name out there.
Aw, thank you, my friend! I am having so much fun learning and practicing!