Self And Spouse Business?

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  1. LarissaPhotography

    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    We're a husband wife team at Larissa Photography. Any other husband / wife teams out there? I'm sure there are some solo people and probably big studio people. I'm just curious about what kind of mix there is.
     
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    My Wife and I are a team together. We work well together most of the time......
     
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    Been married 36 years this past October - SHE was the one to suggest we buy a Bass boat (she can handle a baitcast reel better than any man I know...lol), SHE was the one to suggest I buy a new pickup, SHE was the one to suggest I leave a secure well-paying Corporate job in 1996 to work for myself.

    Then in 2000 she left her job as a RN to come to work with me.

    We dropped out of the rat race, decided to let the rats win.

    Photography is pretty much a sideline, but for before/after shots, and also use the same photos for customer's advertising and websites.

    When I go shooting, she usually goes with me to watch my stuff, sometimes she likes to take the D40 and just shoot in auto, and she has a good eye for it. She has some very nice photos to show for doing it.

    Tough job, but somebody's gotta do it...lol
     
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    FrankLamont TPF Noob!

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    It's quite common and good in the sense that you can advertise for two photographers, have a faster workflow and - the best part - you share your money. :)
     
  5. PatrickHMS

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    Yeah, what's hers is hers, and what's mine is - hers...

    lol
     
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    "Mine" was the first words I heard after our first D300 arrived (was away for work). I used to own alot of very good nikon equipment. Now, on a good day its "ours". On a normal day its "hers". :lol:
     
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    EandSphotography TPF Noob!

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    When my wife and I had the photo business back in new orleans she was in charge of posing and suggesting locations. She had a better eye for detail in posing then i did, so i just let her do her thing and i'd push the button.
    Worked out pretty well, especially when we did kids pictures, which by the way, I absolutly HATED HATED HATED. did i mention i HATED it. But it seemed that that is what we got the most of so couldnt turn them down.:lol:
     
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    Not on a professional level, but I photograph and she scrapbooks... it's nice that we share interests that compliment each other.
     
  9. camz

    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yep my wife and I are a husband and wife duo photographer. She's the blogger, marketer and accountant. I'm the editor, equipment addict and the official TPFer :lol:. We're still doing it part time but have been really contemplating this upcoming season into pursuing this as a primary career...
     
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    My girl is the assistant, hair & make up and writer of good emails. Generally speaking I want to fire her. Too bad my clients love her to death. She just has a way of communicating with the ladies to set them at ease.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Hi my wife and I work together a lot. We are not pros, at least not yet. Would be nice to do this for a living though. When we aren't working real jobs we do run our website to try and sell some of our work.

    She got me into it six years ago when I lived in Alaska. Easy place to get great shots. We seem to rotate getting a new camera every couple of years and share lenses and stuff. She likes Macro work, I prefer a big wide angle landscape shot. Guess we compliment each other.


    www.heretotherephotography.com
     
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    Moving from Alaska to Massachusetts...

    Talk about culture shock!
     

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