Last Sunday, I joined a lovely bunch of ladies in Amanda Hedgepeth’s kitchen for a Q&A session. I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to Amanda’s awesomeness… but really folks, she’s that good. Not only is she wedding-photog-extraordinaire, but she’s also passionate about paying it forward to newbie photogs like myself who are just starting out in this highly competitive and oversaturated industry. There is a lot of competition in the photography field and there are many who would rather discourage new entrants but thankfully there are a few kind souls, like Amanda, to be found among the haters.
This is the third time I’ve been able to participate in these sessions and every time I come away encouraged and uplifted with new ideas for my business that will hopefully smooth out a few of the bumps in the road to success. If you’re interested in photography – whether it be as a mommarazzi, hobbyist, or hopes-to-be-pro like my self – I would definitely recommend signing up for the next Q&A. As an added bonus, you’ll be added to a facebook group of past participants who are the kindest and most encouraging group of ladies – and now one gentleman! – that you’ll meet. They’re all in the same boat, whether established and trying to grow or considering going legit with a license, they’ve got lots of ideas, tips, and what not to do advice that they’re willing to share.
After a couple hours of photography and business chatter, we headed over to the Founders Inn for some group practice. Here are a few pics of the group from Sunday: