...but it's not what you may think.
As some of you may already know, the entire time I've been a photographer, I've been working a second full-time job. Working full-time, running a business and planning my own wedding... I know, I'm crazy! After working a few years in the legal industry after college, I decided to "go big or go home" and enroll in law school. In 2012, I graduated proudly with my Juris Doctorate degree from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. After a failed attempt at the big bad bar exam that summer (let's just say studying doesn't mesh well with living by the beach), I still pursued a job in the field and landed one at the great New Jersey law firm of Villani & DeLuca.
I like to say that NKP was the best "accident" to ever happen. Soon after I graduated, I was asked to shoot a wedding for a couple of childhood friends (thank you Sasha and Justin!) who trusted this inexperienced photog with one of the most important days of their lives. At the time, I was just a girl with a decent DSLR camera who loved photographing anything and everything. Over the months that followed, several of my close friends asked me to help document some major life changes like pregnancies and newborns... and before I knew it, people were asking how much I charged for a session. With the creation of a simple Facebook page and later the formation of Nicole Klym Photography LLC, NKP was born. In 2012, if you would have asked me what I'd be doing right now, running a growing business on my own would definitely not even be a thought!
So, it's time for the real news...
I'm packing up my Blue Book (law grads will know what that is) and picking up my camera for good. At the end of June, I'm switching gears and leaving my law firm job to work from home and focus more on my photography business! I'm so excited for this new journey and so grateful for the supportive friends, family and clients I have that have encouraged me to make this big change.
What does this mean for you guys?
I have always been restricted to booking sessions on weekends and, in the summer months, early evenings. Now, my availability will be more flexible! I can take on more newborns any day of the week, and I can write less of those "sorry, but I'm already booked" emails to prospective clients. It also means quicker turnaround times for my wedding collection deliveries. I know how anxious and excited my brides and grooms are to see their wedding galleries, and it kills me that my average delivery has been approx. 2 months up until now... but that is going to change!