DANIELLE DOBSON - LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2017, you have been pretty flippin’ awesome.
It started with the dream to launch my own business, completely unsure of what to do and where to start. I began to take on paid client work, but I use the term ‘paid’ very loosely, a lot of people thought I was crazy how cheap I was offering sessions (they were probably right!), but I got 18 shoots out of it, which was a heck of a lot of experience that I value so much.
Then came the launch of my business six months later. I stopped taking on sessions so I could knuckle down and build my website (with a lot of help from my smarty pants husband) and officially launched in June. Since then I have met some truly wonderful clients. I am so grateful for each and every one of them, your support means the world to me. Thank you.
Highlights have been the things that have surprised me, that I couldn’t even dream of. A feature in the Dear Photographer magazine (with another one coming early next year!) and being named a semi-finalist in Clickin Moms The Voice. What? Yeah, wasn’t expecting that.
None of this could have happened without the support of my family. Thank you to my husband who has been my biggest cheerleader, followed closely by my two munchkins who still always ask how my photoshoot was when I return home. Thank you to all the babysitters who I literally could not run this business without! And I am so grateful to the new friends that I have made locally and all over the world.
2018 is set to be an even bigger year. I am dreaming big and planning for some new and crazy exciting things. And I am so ready. Bring it!