It started when I took engagement photos of my best friend and her fiance as an engagement gift to them. I then put the photos up on my photography Facebook Page.
That's when people started to take notice of the business aspect. Right towards the end of summer I had two more photo shoots: a mud battle couple shot and a senior portrait session. And my portfolio grew.
When I got back to college people then began to look at these photos. I then took pictures for Hilary (The Anchor Drops) since she needed a bio for her internship. She blogged about it here.
That's when I thought to make a real website shannonkirbyphotography.com. I made it on my mac and then that's where my latest rush of 3 came in: a group shoot, head shots, and a couple shoot.
So I've been overwhelmed with editing and still surprised that any of this is working out. More surprisingly though is that this past week I've had 4 requests for photoshoots: 2 senior session, a maternity shoot, and a couple shoot. One of the senior sessions found me from my site because she went to school with one of the girls I photographed. So my site has paid off!
I'm proud of how this business is turning out. And how a little dream of mine is flowering into something beautiful. I hope it continues because I'm having fun with it.