I have had several exciting moments in my career as a full time photographer. The first one definitely being when I booked my first paying client unsolicited in 2010. They saw my photos, they liked my work, and they reached out to hire me… what a great feeling!! That was the first time I felt like, wow – maybe this IS what I am meant to be doing?!
My business began to grow pretty organically from there, and each new client was like another little victory. Then, my first celebrity client came along, and that was super exciting too… But I have to say, the moment that trumps them all so far, is when a fellow photographer – like a really good, legit working photographer who has photographed every A-List celebrity under the sun – hires you to photograph their family. That, my friends, was most definitely it for me. As picky as I am in hiring photographers to shoot my family, it is such a compliment and an honor.
We’ve been shooting for years now, and funny enough, our kids ended up at the same preschool so now we are friends too.