This past Monday I did my first professional photo shoot....as in, I will be getting payed for my work! It was an engagement photo shoot for a friend's mother in law. The shoot its self went very well, though I was extremely nervous about it. The couple was very cooperative and super easy to work with and I found my nerves quickly diminished. I took the kids along with me (something I hope to not have to do in the future) and they behaved very well! I was one happy Mama. :) The shoot was originally scheduled for the previous Thursday, but we got rained out so had to reschedule for this past Monday. It was sunny for only a brief amount of time, but the photos turned out great regardless of the overcast weather and lack of sun. The shoot was done at our local winery, Maryhill Winery. I was hoping to get some shots in front of the large, beautiful building there, but there was construction going on so we had to be content with getting other shots. I hope to show you some photos soon!
I currently just finished editing and making up a proof book of 30 photos I am to give my client. I also wrote up a summery of my services and explanation of my copyright terms. Not surprisingly, there are no professional print shops around me so I went online and found an awesome site I will use where I will be making prints of the photos they choose and adding those print fees onto my photography service charge. Do I sound professional yet? Good. I'm trying.
Wish me luck!!