Moving to a new area absolutely throws a wrench in business for really anyone! It’s hard to move from an area where you have settled have a great clientele to a new area where no one knows you as well as there are already tons of seasoned establish photographers. Getting yourself recognized in a new area is far from easy and quite stressful! I’m not just a photographer for the money! Firstly, I am a photographer because it is my love, my passion! Secondly it is my lively hood! I decided to take a leap of faith and make photography my source of income, so as many photographers know the beginning is not so easy and being a military spouse and making constant sudden moves is anything but good for business!
Luckily once we arrived to Stafford and got settled in I didn’t have to much trouble starting to bring in clients! This absolutely adorable family below were my very first clients in VA! They were amazing!
The Rodriguez family contacted me to take their family portraits before I even arrived in Virginia! They are a very sweet family of four and I am honored to have worked with them! They are also a military family. Dad is in the Marine Corps and are originally from Texas! Mama did a phenomenal job dressing her family for these photos! I couldn’t have asked for a better family to have had the opportunity to get my feet wet here in Stafford with!
When we first arrived to the location, the trees were not as fall foliaged as I had anticipated! The leaves don’t last as long here as they do up north (note taken lol) But I feel really confident with the outcome anyways! It got very cold very fast and there ended up being lots of red runny noses by the end but we did get some amazing photos!
Thank you so much to the Rodriguez family for trusting me to take your first set of family photos! I had a great time and hope I have the opportunity to work with you all again!