jSince engagement season is upon us, I have been feeling super inspired by local SC photographer Jessi Nichols. Her bridal photography is bright, colorful and beautiful. Lately I’ve been feeling like I might want to try to do some freelance work around Columbia, and trying out being a wedding photographer’s assistant seems like it would be really fun! This particular photographer is based out of Lexington, and she has gotten to be so good that she now charges upwards of 300 dollars an hour (100 for a 20 min. session). I think this is insane! I would love to get to the point where I can be in that high of demand that people are willing to charge that much for my photography. I’ve been feeling a little down on my skills lately and it has been a rough week for me, but inspiration like this reminds me that I can do whatever I set my mind to no matter what any one else thinks. Especially since this photographer is only 24 years old, she has come so far in such a short amount of time and that is truly inspirational to me. I come from a super entrepreneurial family and have strongly considered starting up a photography business out of college. Inspiration like this makes me believe it to be possible.

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