My first professional photo

I opened my photography business in June of 1989, 25 years ago last month. This photo is the first I ever sold professionally before I even set up my business. I took it as a portfolio shot but thought it was nice enough that maybe some of the people involved would be interested in buying use of it. The marketing director of the developer’s office called with that very thing in mind and, while we were talking, we set a date for me to come in and show my portfolio. I’d need to show my nonexistent portfolio and presumably wear nice clothes which I didn’t have any more. I went out immediately and bought a portfolio case, started taking photos as quickly as I could, and got my first nice clothes since I’d moved to San Diego. As they say, the rest is history. Over 25 years later and I’m still at it and still enjoying it. I consider myself to be very lucky.