Support Group for photographers

I would like to open up for questions…. if any of you have a question you would like me to answer – personal, business, etc., please send me an email at and I would be happy to share.

I also want to open up a Facebook Group for photographers who are straddling or considering straddling the fence of photography business vs. day job or are considering moving into another career option – or are just clamoring to balance it all….  I would love to have a place we can let us be frustrated when we are frustrated with no judgements, but also support each other and help with ideas to get through this “trying” time with the industry.  This would be for all those realists out there that are not living in fantasy land 😉



This was something that was asked of me recently….

How do you “do it all”?

  •  You have a husband
  • You have two teens
  • You run this photography business.
  • You have a bunch of animals to take care of.
  • You are in college going after two degrees.
  • You have a day job


How do you do it?

I’ve seen recently, some photographers selling “how to balance your work and life” type of seminars/workshops.  I’m not sure what they can tell you that you don’t already know deep down inside.

Here’s my personal advice.

1. Exit out of Facebook. 2. Make a list of everything you need to get done. 3. Do what is on that list. 4. Hug your kids. 5. Kiss your spouse. 6. Have dinner. 7. Relax. 8. Repeat this tomorrow.


But in all seriousness….

I’m just like you.  I’m barely hanging on half the time.  If you are interested in joining the group – please do (Right Here) !  If you just want to ask a question or two about ANYTHING – feel free to ask me either in the comment section or (my new email address to access me anywhere)… I’d love to answer on this blog in order to help us all get some really good information out there and not this fantasy world I see portrayed so often in this industry.

About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.

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