I have spent a lot of time, and I mean a ton of time, editing the pictures I took of my friend's kids last Saturday. A little too much time, really. But it has taught me so much, which is the point of doing shoots for friends. The article I read last week said don't let people push you into business. You need to decide when the time is right for you. Now is not the time. As much fun as it would be to make money on this hobby (because lets face it, money is pretty handy), I do not have time to set up a business, start paying taxes, etc. More importantly, it feels great that people like, sometimes even love, my pictures. I would love to share that joy with the people I care about and I would like to practice on other children besides my own. But if is was a business, my expectations would be higher than what I can currently deliver. Several reasons--first, I know I want to take pictures of children, and if I have to, their family. But while the look I love is the natural, play look, I feel that the expectation of a business is a little more.