Raise your hand if you can relate, I was struggling shooting all things portrait, second shooting weddings, and saying yes to every shoot that was offered to me for very little to no money. My confidence was very low when it came to my work and I felt ashamed asking for any type of financial compensation. I even agreed to shoot a headshot session in exchange for a photo printer that didn’t end up working! There wasn’t much money coming in, and I burned out from being burned by my so called “clients”.
So, I decided to get real with myself. “All I want to do is photograph women in black and white and give them a beautiful and empowering experience.” Is what I wrote in my journal. Playing my idea off of a few trusted people, I was told, “There’s not a market for black and white boudoir photography”, “No one will pay for that.”, and “This is a weird idea.”
I followed my gut and went for it anyway. Right out of lockdown, I had a new studio, was booked three months in advance, and haven’t looked back since. I love to photograph and empower women that understand my vision, love my work, and pay me what I’m worth. This process showed me that I can make my dreams possible and profitable.