Let's dive into making some money. My cousin gets her sweet 16th birthday and naturally since I'm the man with the D5100, I had to get behind the lens. Now I say making money, but she's family. So there is none, but bare with me.
I start by getting the lay of the land. All the fancy decorations that our family has curated for her. We had a ballons, cake and dolls because nothing says you are all grown up like a big fancy birthday party.
We had the whole family, took pictures in doors and outdoors. Naturally, I like the natural light ones more. So this is the second birthday party, I did in the same month. We had guests come to the party, they saw my skills. These pictures were shared on Facebook and I got offers to do more birthday parties.
So that's how we start. You start with your immediate family and then your cousins. It is a favor but you do good things and you have fun doing them. The business and money follow.