It’s tough being a small business owner. It’s really tough when you’re a business of one. And sometimes life throws something big at you and there’s no one else on the staff of “me, myself, and I” to cover for you while you manage it. Like this situation, sent in by a photographer who’s just learned that her beloved grandmother has died, sometimes the business side of our lives gets derailed by the personal. And then we have to decide what’s more important. Read on…
I had my hair cut and dyed this past week at a salon in the local mall. It cost me $200, after tip. And I feel great, both in how I look and about what I paid. I have zero regrets about what I spent.
To understand why this is blog worthy or photography relevant, you need to know a few things about me first.
You know those beautiful images of newborns sleeping peacefully on special props? Or hanging from a tree in a hammock? Or in a carriage? Or propped up on their hands all strong and supported?
They’re not ‘real’ – they’re the product of digital magic. Want to learn how they do it? Read on!
I posted to a Photography Facebook group last night the following comment along with the graphic shown above and woke up to over 300 likes on the story and a bunch of comments saying how much the photographer needed to hear that story right in that moment. So I’m now showing it here, because it really belongs here too 🙂
I’m going to take a moment to post about a pet peeve of mine….
“Hi, I’m looking to get my family photos done at a reasonable price….” Is the way the contact form/email/Facebook message begins.
And in that moment I have to stop and ask, just what, exactly is a “reasonable price”?