As the Easter Bunny approaches its last weekend at DFC, I sit here thinking.... about friends.
As I learned very early on in my career, the photography business is really cut throat and ugly. I have learned this first hand. However, a few years ago, I was invited into a Facebook group consisting of just local photographers. I found myself surrounded by a huge amount of talent but also a supported network I could never imagine belonging to. I have made such good friends who I affectionately call my "photografriends." Yes, we ARE each other's competition but have learned that you do not have to shame one another, undercut one another, bad mouth one another, or steal each other's clients in order to make money. We have learned that there are plenty of clients for everyone and encourage each other's successes! You want to know how minimal the pettiness and competitiveness is?? FOUR of these wonderful people shot the Easter Bunny with me this season. Without question! Just to help my business succeed and not for any personal gain! They also shoot with me for my sports organizations. And what is also wonderful is many of my photografriends bring their own family to visit the Easter Bunny and Santa! That speaks volumes to me.
- taking care of me, my clients, and my business.
- making the expansion of this part of my business seamless.
- letting me cut a cord of being the only photographer knowing it is in great hands no matter who was there.
- for being my mentors and my cheerleaders!
- showing me the meaning of the word friends!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Here is a sample of all of our work!