First PAID Job - EVER!!!

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  1. Taralyn Romero

    Taralyn Romero TPF Noob!

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    This is the first time EVER that anyone has paid me to do a photography session - It was soooo stressful (as I had NO CLUE what I was doing) - and the whole shoot lasted less than 20 minutes (kids were crying and we spend most of the 20 minutes chasing them around anyway.... very stressful. Anyway, I charged $65.00 for the whole session... which, I've heard is a deal. I'm hoping the mother will be happy... I'll die if she just hates them... again, this was my FIRST JOB EVER!!!! Shots all around!

    Here are a few I took. Out of 100 shots, only about 15 came out nicely.

    Please let me know what YOU all think - was it worth her $65 based on these alone?

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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I don't think she'll hate them! I think she'll love them! Beautiful pics!
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think she got plenty for her money, you've done a good job here. especially like the one were they're playing in the sand, that rock was a great backdrop. :thumbup:
     
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    Wow. Love these.

    4 is standing out for me.
     
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    number 4 was the one that struck me too

    very nice
     
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    very nice work Taralyn. #4 is a obvious favorite :)
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You caught a lot of cute expressions here - I'm sure she'll think they're all wonderful! :)

    Way to go - congrats! :)
     
  8. Taralyn Romero

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    Wow, thank you everyone! I can now breathe a little! I've been stressing over all of these since I've never taken money for my time before. I am showing her all the pics on Tuesday and now, I can feel a little more confident that she will be happy with them. :):):)
     
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    markc TPF Noob!

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    You got some great pics of the little monsters... I mean cuties. She should be really happy with them.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No doubt: Photo 4 is the absolute winner of this series here!
    And I also like 5, though your camera may not have been to happy to be having sand thrown at it... :confused: But for the photo it was worth it :D.

    (I have never done photos at an appointment for money - the ballet rehearsal pics need to be a favour to that little ballet school, with only the basic expenses for the prints being paid for, or else that school would go bust ;) --- others sew costumes in their free time or build the stage decorations, so there... But that session was an appointed one...)
     
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    $65!!! That's around £40 GBP for the SET.A friend at college charges £25 for a single A4 shot and people are more than happy with that so your client has got a good deal. The fact that you have really captured the enthusiasm and happiness of these youngsters is a bonus. Sorry to break the consensus but I like the one wher the kid is airborne I just love the energy in that one.
    Good shooting and I suggest you use this portfolio to incerease your charges .
     
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    Lovely shots one and all.....She'll be thrilled........I know I would be! Nice job! : )
     

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