Yes, that’s right, looks like I am in the process of booking another wedding! I have not been working on pushing my photography services do to my health but someone stumbled upon some of my work (like the photo above which will redirect you to my portfolio) who knew someone that was looking for a wedding photographer. They refereed them to me and they liked my work as well so they want to book the date! Just negotiating the prices and just finished setting up the plans and pricing for their “Save the Date” photo shoot. I will also be handling the creation of the actual save the date cards so that should be fun. Cutting them a great deal because I really could use the portfolio work plus I want to help them out as much as I can and right now I could use something to do with all my free time!
The save the date photo session will be done towards the end of February so they can have them mailed out by March and the actual wedding is more towards the end of the year. Oh, and if all is still set up with the last wedding I did, I will be shooting their larger ceremony in June so that is possibly 2 weddings this year! Good start for not actively putting myself out there! Need to rebuild my website, fix the domain name issue, and get new business cards. Oh, and a new lens….
The lens… Working on that as we speak. You see here is the problem. I have one camera and several lens but when your at a wedding and you need to snap different types of pictures within a matter of seconds you don’t have time to sit down and swap lens’ especially when you are watching over 300 people! I have a wide angle lens and a zoom lens. When I am using one I can’t use the feature of the other so I need something that can zoom out wide and then zoom in at a decent distance. I found the exact lens that is perfect for me but NEW it cost about $500. OUCH! Not bad on camera lens standards but for me that is a little more than a small fortune! On Ebay however I can get it for about $250, $200 if I am lucky! So I am going that route as I know how to find good products on Ebay for great deals.
I listed my zoom lens and wide angle lens on Ebay last night since I won’t need them if I can get this new lens because the new lens will be like both those lens’ combined! I am at about $120 so far towards my $200 goal! I have $10 in the bank so I need to raise about $70 by mid February so I can get this lens or else I am super screwed because I will only have my portrait lens! But I am pretty sure I will find a way to come up with that $70 by then so I am excited! I really want to do a good job with this couple so that I can get more referrals because that’s how you make it in the wedding business, referrals!
So that is my good news! Hoping the bids go up on my lens’ and maybe I can find a couple of other things around the house to sell? Wish me luck!