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She does have a website here http://www.erikamariephotos.com  Most people have a link to their website (if they have one) in their “About” section.

I personally don’t have a problem at all with having personal stuff posted on a business FB page.  I think it helps keep people interested/involved, and it’s a smart move for the type of tog she is.  To me it works.

I do however have a problem with the mentoring.  Maybe it’s just me, but how long have you been shooting?  and how long have you been in business?

Seems to me that 2 years is a very short time, you are still in a beginning learning phase yourself, and still have no feasible idea of whether your business will be successful or not.  I know I wouldnt want mentoring from someone with only 2 years behind their belt.  It just makes me a bit uneasy, almost gives me a “she’s growing fauxtogs” feeling.

With that said I don’t think you have to ever worry about being a featured here at YANAP.  You have some very nice images.  I agree with the PP about how some of them dont look well thought out, almost as if things were rushed and you didn’t quite know what to do or what you were after (and hey!  I dont blame you!  it’s daunting!).  The consistency that is lacking, I think, will come with experience.  As a whole, your exposures are right on, your comp isnt bad, your processing is subtle and enhances your photos, you have a good basic understanding of light, and your focus and focal points are right on.  (very nit picky thing and it’s only because I’m so darn anal lol) Some of your black and whites, look to be an action or preset instead of tweaked  individually.  They are just a bit off.  None of your images made me cringe, or look down and shake my head and think “WHY?!”  lol  You obviously care about what you do and that’s A OK in my book.