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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Making it Real

So, I'm going for it. We ordered an amazing new camera and I'm going to start begging friends and family to let me photograph them in a variety of situations so I can get experience. I'm following my dream to become a professional photographer. Whether this means I make money in the future, well that will remain to be seen, but for now, I just want to be able to create amazing pictures and learn everything I can about my camera. If you're in my neck of the woods and want to be a guinea pig, just give me a call. I'll give you copies of all the pictures I take and hopefully, in return, you'll let me use them to build my portfolio. I changed my photo blog name to Lizzie Jane Photography, so please put me on your favorites list and check back often to see my progress with my camera. :) Wish me luck!

22 comments:

ScottnLisa said...

I think it's awesome that you're going for something you're passionate about. Especially if it makes you truly happy. You'll be great! I love your photos!

bird said...

good luck!!!

Lindsey said...

Elizabeth Agle Photography...I love it! Great name choice and you know I can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures you will take. I would love to have you take some pictures of Greg, Nikko, and I. We will gladly be paying customers!

Mom and Dad said...

Funny count down clock. well we will expect all our family pictures to be taken by you as well as weddings and reunions. Get good.

Anna said...

Liz! Which one did you go with? (camera) I wish I lived close to you because I would be there in an hour all decked out and ready for family pictures. I have a friend who is as into photography as I am and once in a while we will get our families together and take family photos of each other just for fun. If we were neighbors we would do that. It makes a great sunday afternoon outing! Good luck, I can't wait to see where you go with this.

Melissa said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations! If you ever come to Oklahoma, you can take our picture. You really have some real talent for it. And I feel like a total dork- because all along I thought your married last name was Bagel! I've tried to find you on Facebook since you had it on your links. Are you on there? I'm under "Melissa Miller Burr" Anyway- congrats again!

Sara said...

You're going to be great- when is this camera arriving? Hopefully in the next two weeks, and then you can experiment with Ari and me. :)

Robert & Jacqui said...

Congrats Liz! I admire your passion. Good luck and I can't wait to see all your amazing pictures. Will you be bringing your camera any time you come to Utah?! :)

suzi said...

I totally want you to take our family pic. We will be in touch! Good luck!

Liz said...

Lindsey - No way! I'll not be having anyone pay for pictures that I can't guarantee will turn out great yet. :) But I would love to have you as guinea pigs (though I know that's not the most flattering term). :)

Mom - I will get good...I hope.

Anna - I would love to swap photography services...you just need to move on down here to sunny San Diego first. :)

Melissa - Ha ha ha ha! That's hilarious. I have sometimes wondered if anyone would think that. I named our blog The Bagel Factory because Dan helps people remember our name by telling them, "It's Agle, pronounced like Bagel but without the B." His mission buddies also used to call him Bagel. I am on Facebook and I'll try to work a trip to Oklahoma into my teeny tiny budget...it might be a while. :)

Sara - The camera comes this week and you better believe I'll be sticking that thing in your faces the entire time you're here! :)

Jacqui - I think it's safe to say the camera will become an extension of me as soon as it gets here. :) I'll have it with me everywhere! Are you volunteering? Because you have such cute kids you know I'd never pass that one up!

Suzi - Great! Let's work it out. I just hope I don't disappoint. :)

*Thanks to everyone for volunteering to further my photography education and for believing in me. I can't wait to get started!

scott and megan said...

Liz... While I'm not so much wanting MY picture taken, I'll gladly volunteer my baby... Babies are so fun to shoot!! Give me a call and we'll plan more!

Brooklet said...

I am sooooo excited for you! I think it is so awesome, daring, inspiring that you are committing to this, and really developing your talent. If you can't tell, I am excited!

I wish I lived closer, because I would be volunteering all the time!

daniell miner said...

wow liz!! u really have an AMAZING talent! i always thought that u had the coolest pics on ur blog! ur photo blog is awesome! way to go!

bird said...

what kind of camera are you getting?

000BIGMAC000 said...

All your pictures look great Liz! What a fun thing to be good at. Happy shooting! Kendra

Lisa said...

Liz, I really enjoy looking at all your pictures. Photography is a great business to be in. It is too bad that you don't live closer. I would love to have you take pictures of my kids. I am also so excited that your parents are coming home. Your boys are going to love having time with their Grandparents. I can't wait to see pictures of your reunion.

Mike & Lauren said...

Congrats Liz!!! That is amazing. Good luck with everything. BTW, I miss your hearts background. Did you get sick of it? :)

Liz said...

Yes, Lauren, I did. I felt like it was a bit over-the-top after looking at it day in and day out. I needed to simplify. Do you want the hearts background? :) It's all yours if you do. :)

Amy D. Hall said...

Hi Liz-
It has been so long, I don't even know if you remember me or not! It is me, Amy Hall- your friend from Chile. :) I saw your blog on Laurie's list. You have the cutest boys. Sounds like you are doing well!

Amy D. Hall said...

Great to hear from you. Yes, my dad is an attorney. He does estate planning law. What type of law does your husband practice?

Next time you come to AZ let me know!

B2 said...

How exciting Liz!! I wish we lived close so we could be your guinea pigs! Professional cameras are a blast, I am sure you'll love it! It is so nice to be able to take really nice pictures without having to go somewhere! I am excited to see your work!

Lisa said...

I love all your photos and have been checking out the other blog. You certainly have a talent for it.