Tag Archives: entrepreneur

FAQ: To discount or not to discount ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

I get asked about discounts pretty often from other photographers and potential clients alike. I know this can be a super touchy subject (money – yay!), so I hesitated even writing a post about it… but after this question keeps coming up again and again – I figured I’d finally go and just talk about...

Self-Employment: Month 11 ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

Wow. I can’t believe it has almost been a year since I quit my job at the law firm! It is amazing the journey we’ve been on this past 11 months and how far we’ve come! Reading back on the entries from other months I’m pretty sure that almost every month I thought I had...

Self-Employment: Month 10 ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

I clearly missed the ball on this one. I was supposed to post this on the 19th and here we are – already July 24th! I remember being amazed when it was the 4th of July (which felt like yesterday) and now here we are – already rolling right into August next week! Anyway –...

FAQ: Budgets, Taxes, & Going Full Time ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

I get quite a few emails and in person questions from other up-and-coming photographers curious as to how I knew I was ready to go full-time with my business, and how I go about paying myself, the bills, taxes, and business expenses (you know, all that fun stuff)! Because the truth is – things change...

Self-Employment: Month 8 ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

Yesterday James informed me that he keeps track of how old Chloe is based on what month of self-employment post I’m doing. 🙂 haha She was apparently 4 months when we got her + 8 months = means she is now a year old! Crazy talk! And his pointing that out reminded me that somehow...

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