Good morning from Esquire Photography HQ everyone! I’m one wedding & portrait photographer in Newport Beach who’s totally flattered with this awesome Facebook note I received from Laura Dennis this week.
As you’ve seen from all the awesomeness on Twitter & Facebook – 2012 is bursting at the seams with Portraits, Engagement Shoots, Weddings, Red Carpet Events, two shoots for celebrity designer; Kate Mesta featuring Boo Boo Stewart AND Brittany Curran, the TV program; “Picture Me – Picture You“ filmed internationally entirely on a mobile phone AND being voted in the TOP THREE as OC’s BEST Wedding Photographer – it’s been a really amazing 2012!
But with all the incredible events & photo shoots going on, receiving notes like the ones I’m about to share with you from Laura Dennis on Facebook about the REAL, Honest Hard Work it takes to succeed as a professional photographer, really keeps me inspired for nearly 30 years as a professional photographer.
I’m absolutely flattered by comments like this & it truly means the world to me being able to help my colleagues be inspired through my experiences and hopefully avoid the rookie pitfalls of being a professional photographer.
The crazy thing is, it takes more today to be a Professional Photographer than it ever has in it’s industry. I know, I’ve been in the biz for nearly 30 years. From marketing, to social media, editing, communication, and a myriad of so much more – what a professional photographer does is so much more than just showing up with a nice camera, snapping some photos & nothing more.
Plus, if you see a Professional Photographer making what they do look easy, it’s because they’ve pretty much mastered their craft. Just like any other industry – if it looks easy, it’s because of all the hard work it takes to get to that point.
Now that you have an idea of the many things going on and if you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Photographer) who loves music & fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
I hope you’re having a great start to your weekend and stay tuned for more amazing events that I’m sharing. From San Diego to Newport Beach, Ventura, all the way out to London, England, Paris, France, Germany and Switzerland – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings, portrait shoots and soon – “Picture Me – Picture You” that I’ve had the honour of photographing & filming.
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