I am a 57 year old female and have been tak'n pix since I was 5 years old with my Brownie camera! I have not reached "Professional" status, although I can honestly say that most pix I take of people always request a copy of the pic.
The ultimate tribute to me of pix I have taken of people is that ten (10) individuals who have passed away used my picture that I took of them . That either says that that individual loved that picture that I took of them or one of their family members thought enough of the photograph to use for their final services.
I rarely go anywhere without my camera nearby. To me, everything and anything is a Kodak moment!