Readjusting to real winter weather was a challenging aspect of relocating from Arlington, Virginia to Skaneateles, New York; having to build a new a client base was also a formidable proposition.
While I didn't make the pivot to full-time, professional photography until we moved to The Finger Lakes, I had built up a good "side" business in the Washington, DC-area where I was doing work with a variety of clients. I covered book signings; did some commercial shoots; photographed families; captured retirement ceremonies... I did a bit of everything, but couldn't take that work and the associated clients with me.
Enter the Marrinan family. They came across an advertisement I'd posted in a local Facebook group and became my first clients in town. I could not have asked for a better, more enjoyable first session, with mother, daughter and their beloved pooch bringing added luster to an already beautiful, Fall day. In addition, they became my de-facto publicists for my first few months in town, referring me to a number of additional, new clients; I am incredibly grateful for that.