a few of you already know this from our conversations at Shoot London (and some beforehand), but after a bit of a slog, a little company i've been planning for a while has come into fruition. this evening i'm announcing it's launch. it's sunday, and it's late, i know, but i'm hardly conventional, and i'm just so damn excited!
no point in too much detail here, because those of you that are interested can have a look at the site later, where there's more. suffice to say, i photographed a couple of my friends weddings, and i got a serious bug for the work. for the last few months i've been working on launching myself as a wedding photojournalist, and this site marks the successful end of my plan - stage one.
i already have five full-price bookings for 2009 and two for 2010 (and i got them all through word of mouth and an email portfolio!), and i have more assignments this summer which i'm shooting for reduced fees, to increase my experience. even though i've been a gent of leisure for the past three months, i will return to my regular dayjob on interim assignments until i get myself up and running with the business, at which point i will photograph weddings full time. if i have enough bookings, i'll be my own boss in 2009, but if not, almost certainly the following year.
the site is not 100% at the moment. the photos are a bit crunchy, and i've a splash page to add, as well as quite a few bits to change and develop, but i'm happy with this as a start.
i've got to give huge thanks to everyone in the community for this. if it wasn't for moblog i would never have re-discovered my love of photography in quite the way I did, and I certainly wouldn't be launching this business. so, thankyou all
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