I am new to the DSLR photography. I have a canon compact camera that I love but would like to get into the more professional side of photography. My main focus is going to be portraits whether they be family, solo, senior pics, and what not. I want to eventually turn this into my profession.
With that being said, I am wondering what a nice camera would be to get started with. We sell the Canon Rebel XS at my work so I would get a discount there, but I am trying to invest in something that will last me and help me make money before buying high end equipment.
Any suggestions/help is appreciated.