*An argument for, and against “going Pro”

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I’ll try to keep this short and mostly thoughtful.  I field quite a few emails which vary from gear (okay mostly gear) to blogging, to business and legal inquiries regarding photography.  I may not be the best resource for many of these inquiries, but I can offer my opinion on various matters.  I’ve done quite a bit with the gear side of things, so I’m gonna try my hand at some new stuff here.  With the new year, I’ve shunned traditional resolutions and tried rather to turn entirely inward in my own personal assessment of what makes me happy, or more importantly, what I can control that makes me and those I love comfortable, happy and healthy.  Unless you’re some type of magical farmer/hippy/yeti hybrid that is entirely capable of living off the land and bartering your body hair, somehow legally in some utopian parallel shadow universe, we will need income to survive.  Clothing, a roof, food, you know, the basic needs.  We (I assume my readers) all love photography, so why not try our hand at combining a love and a necessity by making money as a professional photographer?

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*Sarah and John are now officially hitched (and we’ve got the pictures to prove it)

Firstly, to my friends Sarah and John, congratulations!  I’ve spent the last two weeks staring at you guys in digital form getting to relive your wedding day and the only regret I have is that I wasn’t able to drink and celebrate more, alongside you guys.  I am really excited with the images that Shelby, Rachael and I were able to get and hope that you guys enjoy them.  Read on for a link to the gallery and in the mean time, here are a few in slideshow form…

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