Boy have I been busy! Lot's of things happening at Sara Cote Photography. Tons of little projects going on. One of which is Blogging! Some times I feel like blogging is like a healthily diet. You know you should do it, and you do. But then you forget and before you know it, too much time has gone by since the last time you blogged. Or worse still, you last blogs made you sound like an idiot... That happens to me a lot.
This year, I am going to jump on the blogging wagon and see how well I do! Here we go!
I love photography. It is the first thing I think of in the morning and the last thing I think of when I go to bed. I am constantly reading about new gear, technic, other photographers and their experiences, what is new in the industry, what new photo products are out there, what is trending, and all to bring it back to you! Over this past year I have been asked several questions about myself and my business. I am going to attempt to answer them here on my blog.
And the one today is, What happens if your business closed?
I cringe at this thought. I can't see the future. I wish I could! Then I could say with absolute certainty that I will not close. But lets explore this for a second. Because this is important.
I interviewed for an assistant photographer position with a local photographer. In the weeks leading up to the interview, I showed my portfolio, shared my knowledge of photography, and shared my experiences in photography trade school. I finally got to have an on the job interview. I gave the best input I could on everything. This photographer showed some errors that only another photographer would notice. In some ways he was rude to me. But I didn't take it for more then face value. During breaks we would take more extensively. But all the conversations would lead back to, "how do I know you're not going to steal my clients." This was the farthest thing from my mind. At the end of the day, the photographer looked at me at told me to yet again write another essay on why I wanted to be a photographer.
I love photography! I graduated from the Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2009. I enjoy photographing portraits of people being themselves. I wanted to be a National Geographic Photographer when I was a kid. Although there is still time, maybe I can still be!
Currently, I am the owner of Sara Cote Photography in Elkhart Lake, WI. I also Photograph for Cote Imaging which photographs race days at Road America, and I am a product photographer for Wells Vehicle Electronics.