The Nights Under the Desk
In its second year, Storybook Weddings earned over $120,000 on sixty-three weddings. The third year I made over $170,000 on sixty-nine weddings.
And I was still living in my parents’ apartment.
At first I would meet people at their homes, to avoid having them see that I still lived with mom and dad. But soon that arrangement became impossible. The wedding photo business requires numerous meetings—from first inquiry, to paperwork, to pre-event meeting, to presentation of proofs and album pre-design. I just didn’t have enough hours in the day to keep driving all over town.
So I bought a sofa and loveseat with throw pillows. And since I took credit cards, I slapped a sticker on my bedroom door: ...