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    So, as many of you know I LOVE taking pictures and have done lots of photography sessions for different people, but have never charged for it. I currently have a few people trying to talk me into charging and starting a business with it.

    First challenge is I have never charged and never paid and don't knwo where to start. ofr those of you that do it or have paid for it, what kind of packages and options do you offer and how much do you charge??

    Second challenge is a name. I wanted something with missdamsel, because well, that is who I am online. Several people have said it is better to use your name. So...mcahill photography? Melissa Cahill Photography? What do you guys think??

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    Julie is a good one to give you some feedback! Let's see if she finds this thread ;)

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    I have no good advice. Good luck though!
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    You could always call her and tell her about it!! lol

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    remind me to get back to this LOL

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    Seems to me when it comes to photography businesses they often have a more formal name instead of the goofy things we call ourselves here in digiland. I like Melissa Cahill Photography.
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    I agree with Kathy, it should be more sophisticated perhaps or at least promote the image you want. Like I think a photog who only does newborns and toddlers is ok to be called Tushies and Squishes, kwim? I also like Cahill Photography or Melissa C photography or maybe Ms M Photography. If you do decide to move forward, I think Stephen knows how to do good photography websites. Good luck!!!




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    oh Ms M photography sounds so cute!

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    If you charge people you'll probably need a business license. Most states have free ones I think. I heard that if you have your real name in your business name you don't need to register your name. Looking into all this is on my someday list also.

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    I think Melissa Cahill Photography is an appropriate name. And usually go with a simple logo design.. I always get attracted to simple logos.. I really have no idea how much photogs charge tho...

    A photography business is challenging, though.. Wish u luck Missi!

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