Amy and I worked on a wedding album today, and almost completed it... before the software client locked up and erased the entire thing.
I even saved our progress before that happened, but it's a new version and I think it's just buggy.
Now I know what we'll be doing tomorrow. We've got three wedding that need to be ordered, and looks like we'll be starting from scratch again.
You know, Amy and I used to get worried when people would ask us about our business, like where we do our printing, equipment and software we use, and general questions that we mostly had to learn on our own. We were afraid that every upstart with a new Canon Rebel would try to start a photography business and take away clients.
Well... Let them come! Haha! The one thing we have learned over the last year and a half is: Having a photography business is HARD, STRESSFUL WORK.
There are obstacles and frustrations at every turn, people are ALWAYS wanting something for nothing. The learning curve is huge... at least to become profitable it is.
It's no wonder that the great majority, I think it's something like 90% of photography businesses go under within 5 years.
Now that being said, through all of the difficulty, we still love it. We want our "baby" to grow into something great and substantial. We STILL love photography, but if you're not in it to win it, forgetaboutit!
Through these weeks of being off, I'm focusing on getting things organized and making our workflow more efficient. THEN we can focus on branching out, and get into some creative advertising campaigns.
Life is good, and we are blessed.
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