Photography Fail.

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  1. I LOVE your photos. They are half the reason I visit your blog. The other half is you.
    I was looking through your website, and some of your photos don’t even look real…that’s amazing.

    If photography is your passion then stay with it. Everything in life has ups and downs. You gotta do what you love and love what you do.

  2. Aimee says:

    Awww, Amy. I agree with Tyler to leave your website for now. Maybe taking a break for a couple of months will give you some of the clarity that distance provides, and you can choose where you want to go next, whether it’s back to photography or onto something new.

  3. Sarah says:

    If it’s worth anything, my sister, who has been a photographer for 5+ years (and does have the artificial lighting equipment!!!) is throwing in the towel too. Apparently there are just too many cheap, newbie photographers out there. People can’t tell the difference?
    You photos are lovely! At least your children will have wonderful captured memories!
    And I know what you mean about sometimes being a mom isn’t quite enough. We have womanly souls and desires to nurture beyond nurturing our children. Hard to do two careers though!

  4. kelly says:

    Amy, I love your pictures, Elliott does too, and he’s actually really picky. We just live too far away and are too busy during the school year to have any made. Everyone who has had you take family pictures for them always talks about how patient you were, and how wonderful everything turned out. Don’t give up…I’m trying to convince Elliott we need some made this summer of Alice, we shall see how money is doing in a few weeks though.

  5. Lee says:

    Don’t give up! Your photography is gorgeous and so unique! Don’t let other people tell you what you are worth. ::here’s bucket-loads of confidence for you::

  6. Jayme says:

    Don’t let those Philistines get you down – you have a gift! I love looking at your pictures and would most definitely hire you if I didn’t live 2 states away. :) Hang in there – once you catch your breath, you will continue to model for your girls the beauty of determination.

  7. pourprey says:

    I don’t know if you remember me at all but I used to comment on your blog when it was on blogger. I stopped because I didn’t have an e-mail I could use here. I don’t like to use my “real” e-mail address on blogs as it has my full name on it, and when I commented before I could use my google account with this name and it would hide my e-mail (at least I hope it did! lol).

    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I don’t think you should give up if you love photography (and you seem to). If you are wanting to find something to do to help support your family, then maybe look for something else to do along with photography, until you start to get more business. But I think it would be a shame to stop! Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL. If I lived in the US I would definitely hire you.

    In a way you inspired me to buy a DSLR and learn a bit more about photography. I have always loved taking pictures but wasn’t really aware of digital SLRs, so to speak, and that there were some models I could actually afford until I found your blog and saw all the great pictures you had.

    See if any businesses like doctor’s offices, dance studios, etc will let you leave a few cards with them so that their clients can see it. Maybe that will help you get more business? I don’t want to give you all the ideas I have as I don’t want to possibly offend you or anything. It seems like people get very offended with “unsolicited” advice these days on blogs and the last thing I want to do is offend anyone, but I just wanted to say I wish you well and I hope you won’t give up on it if it’s something you love.

    PS: seems like there’s something wrong with the comment form, at least on google chrome. The first field doesn’t have a label, the second has a ‘name’ label and the third an ‘e-mail’ label. But I’m actually supposed to write my name on the first and e-mail on the second. Please edit this part out if you want/can, just wanted to let you know.

    • azuroo says:

      Thanks. :) I’m not offended easily by advice, just by annoying anonymous haters, haha.

      I don’t know what’s up with the errors in this template. I need to just pick a new one and see if that fixes everything! I’ll get around to it one day soon.

    • azuroo says:

      (And I do remember you!!)

  8. kris says:

    i love your photos!! maybe it really all came down to the artificial light thing–they probably just need to make sure that you could do photos in *all* situations (which i’m sure you can…)
    you do beautiful work!

  9. Beth says:

    I think your photos are great, however, i ran into the same brick wall years ago as a photographer. digital kind of killed it for me….people just don’t know good art anymore, bc they rarely see it. the computer age has killed our aesthetics in some ways. i feel for you. i sometime want to get back into it, set up my dark room etc… but with 3 kids, a house, garden pets, and a part time job, i just don’t see the nessecity. although i always did it more more my own pleasure than anyone else’s. if you love it. keep doing it. forget what anyone else says… In college i had a super picky prof who didn’t like my work. one photos, part of my final, he actually wrote his comments on my print all about how bad it was… Funny though, after college at a local craft show, that was the first art print i sold( not with the comments written on it) so it just goes to show… these people may not have their eyes open!
    i think your art is incredible, and your love for it shows in the work you’ve shared with us here!

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