Remember that big change I talked about a while ago?? Well, its here, ready to be made public....
I quit my full time job, and started a real, full fledged photography business!!!! Yikes.
It all started back in Decemberish when I had to make the decision whether or not I wanted to return to work in February when my mat leave ended. I knew I couldn't go back. There was no way I could leave Hadley everyday. I just couldn't. But we needed supplemental income. You see, Dman works during the summer, but take away tuition and books off of his income and we aren't left with a whole lot. And student loans aren't that hefty when one is "only" in a bachelors degree program. So, after much prayer and deliberation, we decided that I would go ahead with making my hobby into a real business. That meant A LOT of work.
We developed the basement and I now have a real studio!! (pics to come later)
I have been getting a ton of training from world class photographers.
I created a website and new branding.
Registered my business.
And created a whole new business structure and prices that aren't a shot in the dark.....they are prices based on cost and work.
Seriously, it has been SO MUCH WORK. We are absolutely beat around here. No energy left. But I will muster it because bring on the clients!!! Here's hoping anyway! Yikes.
I have so many emotions about it. Overall is excitement. But there is a lot of apprehension mixed in too. What if I don't succeed? We invested SOOOO much money into the business, how could I live with myself if I can't make it back? Not to mention how embarrassing......photography is a tough one cause it is a subjective art. My style might not be your style, and so my style is left to people's judgements....and people can be harsh. Have I said yikes yet?? SO NERVOUS!!
Anyway.......my new website is www.leahkarchphotography.com . Head on over and check it out. Especially because I am having a GIVEAWAY!!! All you have to do is "like" Leah Karch Photography on facebook and you will be entered to win!
I appreciate everyone's support in this. I NEED it!!