||[Jun. 9th, 2006|02:25 pm]
For the well-focused mama.
I am really struggling to build my portfolio, since, if you can imagine it- no one wants a wedding photographer who doesn't have much wedding experience. I'd be more than happy to work for free or as a second shooter if I was allowed to use those images in my portfolio. I just feel like if I could get my foot in the door, maybe I could make a go at this whole photographer thing and actually have a little bit of money to fund my lens addiction. A girl can dream, right?|
Anyway, I am brainstorming some ideas of ways to shoot weddings. I've even thought about making my brother and his girlfriend dress up in a wedding dress and suit and doing shots of them! Here's what I got so far; any comments?
*Contact florists and bakeries; offer to photograph their flowers and cakes for free before they are picked up by brides. They get professional images to show other brides, I get detail shots for my portfolio.
*Post a "will work for cake: buttercream frosting preferred" post on craigslist. Maybe some poor, last-minute bride is looking for a nice cheap/free photographer.
*Troll the wedding forums online and on LJ offering (begging?) to work as a second shooter.
Any other ideas on ways to just get that foot in the door? If I want to keep spending money on my photo habit, the truth is, I am going to have to start making some of it. Plus, my kids will go on strike if I stick that lens in their faces one.more.time.