Omg I so needed to see this! I have done about ten paid sessions and love taking photos of people. I have known all the steps I need to take to make it a well thought out plan but currently do not have the funds to do everything at once. Do you have any advice on where to start and how to start? I am afraid to do the tax ID because if I am not making any money I am afraid they will expect me to pay. I am attempting to pay for this years sessions but am thinking it is best to do it as a hobby until I have more things in order. I have a 2 year old son and have to be smart about these things. Here are some of my images I have made. I love the editing and shooting part. I am dealing with my first unhappy person and it is not fun. I so badly want to do this and do it right. I looked into PPA insurance and it is $500 ish a year? When you are learning that is a big chunk of change. Also PPA has sample releases and contracts to use- do you recommend getting a lawyer to form contracts etc.? I wish I could do this full time but I don't have the ducks in a row. Also, can you explain to me how to make my images high resolution? From what I understand it is done in photoshop? If I am wrong correct me. I want to know the process. Thanks!