Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's good to be back!

When I first moved to this community, I was very hesitant to let people know that I did photography. There was already someone here in town who did "home photography", and since she was the 2nd person I met when I moved here I didn't want to interfere with that. I was approached about a month ago by the Friendship Centre to do family portraits. This was a service that the Friendship Centre was offering their staff members at no cost. (The Friendship Centre paid me by the hour). I borrowed a backdrop and stand from Sasha, who had first been approached by the Friendship Centre and referred them to me for this. (She is a good friend of mine and an amazing person). Anyways, I took 10-15 family portraits that night, just a quick 1-2 poses per family. Word quickly got out that I also did portraits, and now that Sasha has decided to take the winter off and not do ANY pictures my phone has ringing! I had my first session yesterday, with 2 booked for Monday and one referral already from the one I did yesterday. In preparation for this and in celebration of the fact that I am keeping my job until June, I splurged and bought my own backdrop stand and backdrop.

Aren't these two just the cutest couple ever? They've been together 5 years.

9 comments:

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Awesome stuff Tina!! I still have that book here on portrait photography that I will mail out to you soon.

jen said...

These look great! Cute couple! This is what I wanted to do in CD, but there is no market for it... :(

So glad your getting to photograph! Portraits are always so interesting to do!

OHN said...

Aww heck! That puts my bedsheet backdrop to shame!

MOM said...

They look amazing Tina.You have a way with the camera.Very sweet couple and it's great that you can do poses.Talk to you later my beautiful daughter. Only wish I could come up this year,but It's not in the cards.Enjoy taking lots of pictures. Miss you.

indigo said...

Those are fun looking portraits. Good job.

Valentina said...

I want YOU to take our family pictures, Tina!!!! Let's figure something out :)

Tina said...

Val: I'd love to, although I think I would need to charge you a little extra for travelling. :)

Demeter said...

Tina,
I wish you and your family Merry Chrismas and a wonderful New Year. Would also love to have my pics taken, I have now a full house! LOL

Anonymous said...

Ok, I wouldn't say "amazing" but I am pretty cool hehehe!!! I'm sooooo glad you can do photography here!!! I keep passing on your name!!!
Sasha