It may be your interest to capture some beautiful moments, just with few clicks you can make money. As a beginner you may not able to make much, but this is how you have to start, capture some beautiful moments of a party or function in your circle and give them a soft copy of those images…. As a gift you can give them but tell them for an album you charge some amount. You can make it as your profession.
Soon you will be getting the orders for small parties. Your passion can earn you some decent amount, women photographers are less in the industry, so it may be your turn to make it big. Your investment is a good camera, as a beginner if you can’t buy you can hire and start.