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Big opportunity.

I have been a photographer for a few years now.

Before then I just loved taking photo's of flowers and kids and no way would I call myself a photographer. But I am one.

I work full time but over the last 18 months I have been taking photos of strangers, originally people I've been recommended by friends and family and then they recommended me and so on and so forth.

Then I got myself a facebook page and started taking more photos of strangers. At first I didnt charge anything for my time. Just $5 or $10 for the cost of the disc of photos and the postage to get it to them. Then people just started giving me extra money, all unasked for of course.

People started wanting to book me for sessions and well I guess it just felt right.

I don't charge a lot. I'm all about making it affordable to all families, especially young families with mortgages and school fees etc etc

I don't profess to be an amazing photographer but I know I am not a bad one. I've never had a bad word said against anything I have sent and really I have this board and you ladies to thank for that.

So to the big opportunity. Today I have been approached, and have accepted to work(still part time for now) for a children's modelling/casting agency.
I will be the photographer for my entire state (Victoria, Australia)

I feel really excited about it and scared as well. To say that I am also scared stiff is an understatement but I think that if I wasnt good enough for the agency to approach me then they wouldn't have.

So I'd love to know what you think..... am I in over my head?

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I'd say you are getting your foot in the door to the place where you belong! I don't know what you do 'in real life' to earn a paycheck, but you do take wonderful photos, especially of children! It takes a special person to photograph kids since they are so unpredictable. I think you will do GREAT and I hope that this leads to bigger and better things!

Remember, when you do what you love, you never 'work' a day in your life!



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What a wonderful opportunity! You do beautiful work, as I'm sure the agency decision-makers agree. Congratulations!!!

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CONGRATS!!! Smile That's an amazing opportunity! I am sure you will ROCK IT!

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that is awesome!! Congrats on the opportunity! I'm starting out the same way that you did, just doing stuff for friends, started out all free, now i'm charging like $20 for my time and selling prints and/or cd's. It's so cool to see yourself succeed with something that you love. So few people get to do what they love for a living so I think it's fantastic!

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I agree with GiGi 100%! What an absolutely awesome opportunity, and you will do an amazing job!! You have a real knack with kids and your work is beautiful!

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Awesome!! No need for validation, they came to YOU! If they didn't think you were qualified for the job, there is no way they would have approached you. Take this as a big stepping stone and be excited!!!

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That's exciting!!! You'll be great for it! Congratulations!

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What a fantastic opportunity, congratulations!! I think you would be fab at it too.

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Awesome! What a great opportunity! Congrats!

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I think this is a fantastic opportunity for you, I've always thought you had wonderful shots so it isn't a surprise that you got this offer. Congrats!