I was hired for my first photography job recently. Last Saturday, I photographed the Women of Courage and Conviction awards dinner for the National Council of Negro Women, Greater Boston Chapter.

The woman on the left is the guest speaker, Leslie Salmon Jones and the woman on the right is the Greater Boston Chapter President.

My job was to create a record of all the goings on that evening. I photographed the guest speaker, the award recipients, and I took some candids of people talking and sitting at their tables.

I met a man who owns a coffee company, Thousand Hills Coffee. He uses coffee beans from Rwanda to make his coffee and part of the profits go back to Rwanda for educational purposes.

I had such a great time meeting all the interesting and accomplished people at the event. This woman was one of the award recipients.

This is my favorite photo from the evening.

I have to admit I was a little nervous. My first paying photography job and I was working with a new camera. I was reading the manual earlier in the day! The camera has so many bells and whistles. I think the photos turned out well, but, I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon!


Looks like a nice time! Lovely pictures :)
Julie@beingRUBY said…
How fantastic... a paying gig!! and you deserve it.. I always enjoy your photography.. I think I would be a nervous wreck.... but as you can see you did fine!!!

Must have been an interesting event also... well done!!! xx Julie

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