So, as I embark on being a photographer full-time, I'm starting to face an issue I hadn't thought through... Stranger-danger.
Every photo job I've done has been for a friend or a friend-of-a-friend or a friend-of-a-friend's-friend.... You get the picture (har har).
How does one remain safe as a photographer?
People have told me, "Just meet with everyone in a public place."
But what about a newborn session? What if a mom contacts me and says she'd love to have me take pictures of her new baby. Do I tell her I won't go to her house without meeting her at a coffee shop first? Even if I do meet with her elsewhere first, if she's a criminal, she still might not rob me or something when I'm in her house.
And what about during the winter months when outdoor photographer isn't possible on the east coast? I had been planning on having a home studio but now that doesn't seem like a good idea if I don't want to give out my address to strangers.
Any advice from anyone who has navigated this would be super appreciated!