I don't feel I can ad much here so will keep it brief. I've always had an artistic streak over many years and "Professionally" I started working as a photographer in August 2004. I woke up one day and realised I'd already already been doing what I love most and quit my day job to concentrate fully on my photography. All I can say is it's been an incredible journey and things have moved very fast for me. I'm very grateful for the opportunities that have come my way. Regardless of cliche's or opinions, my goal is to tell the child's story. But... all this comes at a price. Passion and obsession, endless hours and ongoing dedication... does take it's toll on many areas in one's life.

For a little more info I'll ad these links.

http://www.apug.org/forums/article.php?a=207
http://www.nicoleboenigmcgrade.com