It was a big step to get to this point. Semi retirement. I’m not quite ready yet to say full retirement. Because there are still a few treasured and cherished clients that I will continue to photograph. And because I’m not really retired, I’ve just changed businesses.
I went back to school, got a Masters Degree, and now I’m a minister! Add to that an inheritance: I inherited a 45 year old wedding officiant business. So now I do minister things. I speak on Sundays. I do workshops, I conduct retreats, I counsel people. And, I do weddings. Lots and lots of weddings! And I am specializing in a very precious type of wedding: elopements.
In short, I officiate weddings, and I do offer photography packages with those. I bring along one of my professional photographer peers to take photos while I am officiating, and afterwards I pick up a camera and do what I am best at doing: nicely lit and well posed portraits. So my clients get the best of both worlds as far as photography goes: photojournalistic and portrait. Plus they can reserve their officiant and photographer with one phone call. If you are planning an elopement, check out my officiant web site: Chapel of the Pines
If you are curious about some of the other stuff I’m doing, check out my personal web site: Karenlinsley.com
It has been a long and wonderful ride, this photography business thing. I’ve been able to meet so many people and go so many places and I am grateful I still get to do that, just with a different emphasis.