Through a photo-sharing site, I met another photo enthusiast who was really passionate about her craft. We both had fun uploading our pictures on that site, and received many highly constructive criticisms as well as compliments. We loved that group! I think there was even a member there who mentioned that he was also a member of a wedding photographers raleigh nc, and it was this particular group that helped encourage my friend to try her hand at being a wedding photographer.
Like everything else, though, life moved on and my involvement with the site became less and less. I eventually lost contact with her, but the last time I checked, she was posting some wonderful wedding shots! Am so happy for her, really trying to achieve her dream.
That was years ago...I hope that she's happy wherever she is right now. :)