Horses are such beautiful animals!
I have been busy setting up my new portrait photography business! I finally took the plunge and made the name, “Offshoots Photography,” official by registering it with the Secretary of State. I also registered with the Department of Revenue for my retail sales license; applied for my local business license; hired a company to do my logo, here it is:
I hired the same company to design my business cards; created a Facebook Page (Like it here); created a website (check it out here); created all my forms from scratch; aaaaaand….the most exciting thing:
I had my first official portrait session yesterday! So exciting! I won’t be blogging about them here, but instead on my business blog at Offshoots Photography Blog.
There’s nothing there yet, but will be soon, so make sure to follow.
In the meantime, I will be posting here again, as well, now that the business is mostly set up. Here are some pet portraits of my pooches. I can’t believe I actually got them to sit still long enough to take these.
I do post daily on Instagram, so follow me there, too, @offshoots_photography.
June’s Instagram Images
A little over a month ago, I decided that Offshoots Photography should join the world of Instagram. I have a personal account already for friends and family pics, but I wanted a place to share portraits as I one day build up the business side of Offshoots.
In the meantime, I am using it to share creative works on the go and as a chance to use some of the awesome mobile photo-editing apps out there. Moreover, like WordPress, it is a great way to connect with other photographers and artists in order to learn from and enjoy their work, as well as to connect with potential clients in my area. I am also using it as a medium to share long forgotten images I may fine tune or completely revamp into photo art.
I am having a lot of fun with it because I can sit anywhere with my phone and create versus being tied to my laptop. Also, pulling up old images brings back lots of good memories.
Do you have an Instagram account for your creative photography? If so, feel free to leave your @accountname or link in the comments.
Isn’t he cute?
These fellas live at the St. Louis Zoo, which was voted America’s top free attraction in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
While walking down a wooded path we had never before traveled, we came upon a clearing where a family of deer were enjoying a sunset meal in the grassy field. Of course they scattered before I could even get my camera raised.
Now that I know they are there, I will be sneakier the next time we go back. 🙂