OK to do some free portraits at first?

Started Feb 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ryangonzo New Member • Posts: 17
Re: It WILL help your reputation...

I agree.

Do some free sessions with really close family (brothers/sisters, cousins etc) with the agreement that they will recommend you on there facebook page or where ever. A friend of mine did this for me. He was just starting his professional business, he agreed to take free pics of my newborn if I posted them on facebook tagging everone as photographed by insert name . And left his contact info in the description for the album. It worked out great. I got free professional pics of my new baby and he got free exposure to all my relatives and friends who were looking at the pictures.
A few of them did book sessions with him after that.

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