yeah thanks. All that aside, I am very impressed that you do all this. I would never feel comfortable doing this, hah. I just shot those engagement photos for my friends and I did that gratis (obviously because they were not only my friends, but because it was my first time doing anything of that nature), and as enjoyable as that was, I don't think I would do it again.
Unless I am making it up (I'm too lazy to look through this thread) you said you are going to go to columbia (in chicago) for college right? Very cool, I had an aunt that went there, and I almost applied there too (I ended up deciding not to go to an art school, and didn't apply to any), but either way next time I'm in Chicago we should have a little NR meet up :)