I have been in the Fashion / Boutique Game for a little over 4 years now. When I started out in this business, I began with a mind set of...."I can just use mannequins to display and promote my fashion..." and that lasted for a little while until the amazing photoshoots started happening with the collaboration of some great photographers & models we have here in Sacramento. I think we all became engulfed in the posting frenzy of a picture that included the Model Name, Photographer, MUA, Hairstylist, Designer or Boutique and we have enjoyed being able to promote each and every one of them.
Although, I still appreciate the quality of a great pic from the photographers, I have my own vision aside from the photographer's state of mind. In Fashion Photography, I am more so concerned with the entire look of the outfit, that means from a full body front shot to a full body back shot. I am in this business to show the customer what the outfit looks like in its entirety, not just how beautiful the model is or how artistically correct that shot came out.
So my husband and I decided to take it upon ourselves to do our own photoshoots. It wasn't hard to do with the kind support of customers who have become friends and friends who have become customers that encouraged me that I should do my own shoots and now I love it!
The feedback has been great from friends, family and customers but not so much from some of the people we collaborated in the past and shockingly not so much from some of the other local entrepreneurs whom I have supported and promoted for the past 4 years and that's ok with me. I have no time for ill willed feelings from anyone. I am too busy doing what makes me happy.
Here is a great read that I came across about knowing your worth and not feeling bad about expressing yourself.
Stay Inspired and Inspire Others. ~ U.BE.U. FASHION