I Got a Job!

Well, it's been almost 4 months since my daughter was born and I think it's time to get back to work. Actually, I wish I could say I came up with the idea all by myself, but hubby pretty much said I had no choice.

I wanted to find something that might become a career so I applied at a few photography places. You know, like The Picture People. You don't really need experience for those places. They'll train you and I want to learn everything I can about portrait photography. I love taking pictures! Funny enough, when I think back to my childhood, I can remember setting up my own little photo shoots. I would take my dolls and prop them up on my bed and maybe put some books around them or dress them up and take pictures.

I've taken a few classes, but I don't feel confident yet. The place I am going to work at is called Flash. They are a division of LifeTouch. You might recognize that name if you have kids. They do a lot of school pictures. In fact, they did my daughters pictures from preschool.

Anyway, Flash is a little more upscale than The Picture People. They have great backgrounds and really beautiful enhancements like black and white or even watercolor. I can't wait to start training and see what it's like.

As with anything though, I'm nervous about learning a new business. Especially because I'm so new at it. I want to present myself as confident, but really I'm a wreck.

How did you feel about going back to work after having kids? How long did you wait?


Meg said...

Wow that sounds like a great job. In fact, I might look into something like that.

Squeaks is 19 months old and I still haven't been able to bring myself to go back to work. Granted, I'm back in school, but I still feel like I should be contributing to the financial situation around here. Good luck with the new job and let me know how you like it!

grayelephant said...

Congratulations! I think you'll have such a fantastic time and you'll be great at it, I'm sure. I considered doing photography like that also... but probably won't do it, so I'm looking forward to hearing all about it! Good luck!!!

Oh Baby Gifts said...

Congrats on the new job! I absolutely love photography. I used to take a black and white photography class back, back, BACK in the high school days :) Probably one of my favorite things to do, just wish i had a little more time for it. Btw, one of the best photography tips to learn is 'negative space'. google it!

MJ aka sugarmama said...


I haven't been here in awhile and it seems a lot has changed.

Your baby is adorable!

Good luck on your new job!