Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My First Official Client...sort of :)

Did you always know what you wanted to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian, a cleaning lady, and now most recently a receptionist at a church...I know I'm weird.
I used to play school all the time with my sister.  I loved it!  We would become our teachers, doing everything they did, saying everything they said.  We made desks out of boxes, assigned homework on the chalkboard. 

And I knew that when I got older that's what I wanted to be.

Teaching is my career...it's also my passion.
But recently I've figured out another passion of mine. 


Oh I've always loved taking pictures. My dad gave me his old Pentax when I was in junior high and my parents taught me how to use my new camera.  I would save up and buy filters for the lens and take roll after roll of black and white pictures of our family cat and my sister. 

But now when I take pictures, especially of people, I feel so happy! I can't explain it. It just feels like something I should do. 

Anyways, I'm in the process of setting up my own little photography business and I got my first e-mail today through my new official e-mail address :) 

Dear Jessica,

My boyfriend and I were wondering if you ever come to the clients.  We are currently living in Florida, but would love for you to take our pictures.  Would you be available on March 30th?  We would love some pictures by the beach and near a grove of trees where the light turns orange in the afternoon. 

Is your price negotiable?  I cannot pay you in real money, but can offer you some snacks and some raspberry lemonade by our community pool. 

Please let me know if you are available at your earliest convenience.


Kate Redente 

Dear Kate,
I'll be there on the 30th to take amazing sunset beachy pictures of you and your boyfriend, just don't forget to come get me at the airport.  Oh and if you could order up some beautiful weather, instead of the yucky weather I experienced the last time I came to visit, that would be much appreciated.  As far as payment, I will suffer through lounging by the beach and pool as long as it means I get to see you :)


your seester 

Yipee Skippy! Looks like I'm going to Florida!  


  1. Congrats!! It's wonderful they want you to travel :) you do have great pictures too!

  2. OMG, that was by far the cutest little post ever!!!! Good luck with all things photog. you do wonderful stuff!!!

  3. I want to go too! ~Elizabeth (I will be sad and cold if I have to stay in CO by myself)

  4. See -- you're new business is paying off already!