“I am just closing off my first full year of business as a professional photographer, and I don’t believe it could have gone any better. When I first graduated, I was a bit intimidated since I had several years of business experience, but still new at photography. But seeing the competition gave me the drop of confidence I needed to launch my business and get myself out there. With each job, I became more and more confident.
Drawing on training, tips and experience from VanArts, I have shot billboards & bus wraps, shot for newspapers, websites, marketing material, and the list goes on. I’ve billed out enough to sustain my business in the first year, and feel confident I can double that in the next year. Because of the training I’ve had, I am not afraid to take any job, because at VanArts, we were shown how to do just about everything.
I’ve also had the luxury of time, which I haven’t experienced for the better part of 20 years. I’ve been able to pick up my kids from school every day, take the weekends off, and actually have a summer vacation…not a bad gig if you ask me!
For the first time in my adult life, I can say without hesitation, I love what I do. Making the decision to get my diploma at VanArts is up there with the greatest decisions of my life.”