Hello, I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if I'm asking too many questions, but I have some inquiries for those of you who have made a profession out of photography. I love taking pictures and capturing life as an art form and I'm very interested in doing this for a living, but I don't know where to start. 1. If I'm interested in doing weddings and portraiture, what professional cameras and tools should I be looking at investing in? What tools should I not be without? I currently own a Sony DSC H2 and is my one and only camera for personal use. Obviously this won't fly if I want to open a business and I know I'll have to throw down a pretty penny to get a worth while device. 2. How did you get started? New equipment, new website, promoting, all this costs money and my day job just won't do the trick to get me started. Did you take out a small business loan or borrow money to begin with? If so, how long did it take you to pay it back with the money you made from your business? (I know this is more of a financial question rather than photography, sorry) Thank you guys for any suggestions and tips you can offer me. This is my first post but I hope to be hanging around the forum a lot more so I can absorb as much new information as possible and post some pictures for review. I'm sure I'll be quite humbled by the talent around here.