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Monday, April 18, 2011

Guess who's back!

Aside from me...


Yup, DH came home on March 15! The only way I can really describe it is "weird". Part of me does still yearn for the days when I could do things on my own schedule, didn't have to share the car, and could take up the whole bed and watch Netflix well into the night. But it's still pretty awesome to have him home.

In other developments, I found my calling. Those who have been with me for a while probably remember back in august when I announced with gusto that I was getting into photography again. So what happened to that?

I started my own business "Photography by Laura". It has been slow to start, and I oftentimes wonder if I'm even good enough to be a photographer. Everytime I give someone my card and they don't call me back I wonder what I did wrong. Where did I fail, what did I do to lose the deal?

I think what it really comes down to is confidence. I have a long way to go in building up my confidence. I feel like I've failed at so many things in my life, that the idea of actually succeeding is almost scary. And I worry that I'm not good enough, and that photography will go the way of all my other failed dreams.

That's why it took me so long to actually start. I didn't know where to start, or how to start. But now that I have, I absolutely love it. I've found a photographer in San Diego who has taken me under her wing. I've photographed a few homecomings, a bridal shower, some models, and people on the street. I *almost* booked a wedding (but that's way too much for me to take on as an amateur). I'm doing everything in my power to get myself out there, to get my card out there, and to not unknowingly sell myself short.

So, if anyone is in the San Diego area, I'm offering free homecoming and deployment photo shoots through the end of may. For the month of April childen's shoots are only $50 (Military kid's month).

So drop me a line on facebook!!/pages/Photography-by-Laura/201157709915401

(My lovely friend Amanda, reuniting with her husband at Miramar. My very first client!)


Jessa said...

Congrats on your new business. I imagine photography is one of the hardest to break in to. But getting yourself out there is going to get your where you want to go.