My friend, who got married, and her mom came over today to see some sample pictures I ordered for them from Mpix since they've never ordered through there before. I wanted them to see the quality, etc. I also ordered them a paper sample kit. They really liked the quality and I did too! They really liked the picture! And every other picture (30 of them I have finished so far and I have so much more to go still!) I showed them a preview of what I have done so far. They said I did such a good job and they couldn't believe I wasn't charging LOL I told them I was still practicing but they were quite satisfied with their pictures so far. I can't wait to finish editing her wedding. I have been super busy lately though preparing for my trip back to Norway so it will still be a little while before I finish it all. But it's ok. They didn't mind. My friend said she had someone she works with asking about me and if I did senior portraits. She told her I was leaving soon or else I would do it. That gives me hope that I will get more and more sessions once we move here. My friend and her husband want to get pregnant so if that happens I'll have a baby to practice on! I'm excited! I have offered my services in Norway to people but no one has contacted me to practice on them. Having good friends here to practice on really helps!
A few things I learned from this experience was... I really wouldn't mind doing another wedding in the future. Maybe second shooting one if it's someone I don't know. Since this time it was my friend it was a bit easier I think. but I still loved it! Also, I need to learn quite a few things about my camera still. So that is what I'll be doing this fall. Like metering, and focusing. I just switched to BBF (back button focus) and so far I like it so much better then the other way. I'm getting used to it.
I just wanted to share I'm so happy!
P.S. I'll share more wedding photos later on once I get them done.