2016 is a huge milestone for Shawn Morrissey Photography...In more than one way. It's really hard to believe, but this year marks the 10th year that I've been photographing peoples' memories! Man...an entire decade! Where does the time go? I will be running a 10 Year Anniversary Special which you can find out about HERE.
In 2006, DSLR's had come down in price just enough for me to buy one and continue my photo-taking passion. You see...I always wanted to work in photography, but in the film days, it seemed like an impossible dream. I'd have to spend thousands on constructing a "darkroom", invest in developing chemicals, spend countless hours in darkness developing photos I wouldn't even know would look good or not, and not have much room for a learning curve.
When SLR's became available in a digital version, all of a sudden, everything seemed a lot more possible. I bought a small canon rebel off eBay brand new for $1000. At the time, That was a giant dent in my financial pocket. I had just planned on using it for more a hobby-type-thing until my Mother threw my name to someone who mentioned that they needed someone to photograph their wedding and the rest is history! That first wedding I shot was NOT good by any means (it will be the subject of my next blog post) and I cringe when I think back on how horrible I did...but the important part is that I knew I could learn and do better if I stuck with it. And here I am 10 years later!
The other reason 2016 is a huge milestone is that for the last 10 years, I've been doing photography "part-time". Now...I'm very excited to say that Shawn Morrissey Photography is my business. Shawn Morrissey Photography, LLC was formed on March 23, 2016 and I'm super excited to meet new people this year and be a part of their most precious memories...as well as (hopefully) continuing to be invited into people's lives whom I've been blessed to work with again and again over the past decade!
Thanks to everyone who's been a part of my journey.
Remember to take a look at my 10 Year Anniversary Special I am running for Weddings! Please share this link with anyone you know who may be getting married in 2016!