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You have improved, but you have a lot of improving to do.  The actions are horrible… just stop them.    You really have to look at portfolios of more skilled and experienced photographers, then compare them to your work and then ask yourself, as a consumer, which photographer would you choose?  You can find some great porfolios at http://www.iheartfaces.com/  … I appreciate that you do not give up and I encourage you to keep working on your photography.   It is really none of my business and I am not here to tell you to stop running your business.   But as a consumer, I can tell you that if I were to come across your portfolio as it stands right now, I would keep looking.  Here’s why:

1.  Skin tones are important to me.  Some of your subjects look like peaches.  I don’t know if it’s a monitor calibration issue or what, but please use a gray card for shoots.  Again, don’t use silly actions.  Keep it simple.  I don’t want a picture of my family on the wall that looks like a still from a Tim Burton film.  I want you to capture the best moments of that day as it was… you know, green grass, blue sky… normal colored skin…

2.  SHARPNESS is important to me.  I want everyone in my family to be in focus.  That means don’t shoot everything at the widest aperture your lens can handle.

Also, remember….. WEDDINGS….  again, I am not here to tell you how to run your business, but if the bride does not like the outcome of the photos she can’t reshoot her wedding with a more skilled photographer.  If it were MY business, I would not shoot weddings until I was 100% confident in my work and my ability to capture an event as important as a wedding.  I saw some wedding shots in your earlier work.  I don’t know if you still do it, but just keep that in mind.