Any Downsides?

For the most part I think I have been pretty upbeat and positive with my career and my hobby, haven’t I? You might be wondering if being a photographer is all rays of sunshine and there is absolutely no downsides to pursuing this as a career.

Well, I would like to say that it is and besides the fact that I am not making millions (hey, I can dream too) there really is only one thing that I can think of off the top of my head that I would consider as a “con” to my career choice.

can you do me a favor?

freeI hope none of my friends or family reads this part, but I figure I have to be a little fair and balanced with everything so here goes.

The one thing that can be a little irritating is the fact that a lot of friends or friends of friends have come to me and asked if I would like to be the photographer for their wedding, birthday, or any other random events and they always have the assumption that because I am their friend that they do not need to pay me for my time.

Now I probably sound evil but put yourself in my shoes. Photography is my career and although I do enjoy it when I am not at work, I still feel like me taking my whole day to capture yours is something that deserves a little compensation.

I am not talking about anything crazy and I am happy to give very nice discounts to friends and family, but I would never ask my husband to put a new roof on my friends house for free just because he’s my husband.

Ok… ranting over 🙂

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