Hello, here is a little background on me: I am still in my first year (6 months) of really getting into portraiture photography. I do have a website up and going and facebook but mainly just do things for free still. I'm pretty much self taught. I have a friend that went to photography school and she has taught me pretty much everything she knows. I love to shoot newborns and children. Yes, I have watched several tutorials and lessons on shooting newborns and realize that most shots are composites. I also know about newborn saftey concerns and everything. I have not done any of these poses yet as I am not confident enough to try them. I have done 3 newborn sessions so far (all for free) and have only attempted the "safe" poses so far. I have done a few family shoots at a park, only one of which was paid, and not because I asked but because they insisted on paying me. My question is how many free sessions did you do before you took the leap and had a professional business going where you were paid for your work? When did you file for an LLC and insurance? I don't have a studio or anything yet, but would like to in the future.