In order to pay for college, I decided to start my own photography business about 5 years ago. I did pretty good and paid my tuition and books without getting a school loan. Below is a job that I got recently to take a portrait for a Quinceanera, or a "fifteenth birthday girl." They throw a party just like a wedding and of course there is no groom. Parents can spend as much as weddings. And of course, what teenager doesn't want to look like a princess.
I took the Quinceanera to the Dallas Arboretum. We went early in the morning to beat the heat, even though it was already hot, I wanted to beat the heat before it reached 100 degrees. I took 36 different poses and it took about an hour and a half to shoot. I told John that I am going to start this business again next year (God willing) to help pay off a couple of our bills. Photography is one of my strongest hobbies; Black and White photography my favorite among all. I love developing B&W and only wish that some day I have my own developing room. But right now, I want a medium-format camera, the best of the best!
The picture below is the picture the Quinceanera picked for her 16x20 portrait. One of my favorites.
This was the second best.