WW - Back in the Saddle

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Last year, as my first official year in business, was a challenge. I didn't have a weekend off all summer and fall was pretty crazy too. I was booked solid with holiday portraits, mini sessions and weddings. Marketing, creating workable business systems, shooting, editing, client correspondence - it was non-stop about 80 hours per week. By the time Christmas came around I was dog tired - then I had an unexpected slew of sessions over the holidays. So, January and February were a welcomed respite. Things slowed down quite a bit, but I did have a few sessions here and there, and managed to book a few weddings for 2014 - woo hoo! I also spent some time revamping my marketing materials and social media and studying through workshops, books, practice, practice, practice…

I had worried that the slow season might last…not having a lot of bookings lined up was making me a little nervous. Owning a business can be feast or famine, I suppose. But, last week my phone started ringing again. I booked three sessions for this weekend, one for next weekend and a wedding in August. Then I breathed a sigh of relief. Funny how the onslaught of work can be, all at once, overwhelming, intimidating and comforting.

I also had a senior session at the beach last Saturday and it was great to be back in the saddle again. We lucked out with some gorgeous weather and I had a gorgeous senior to work with! Here are a few of my favorites that I have edited so far:





And yes, I switched up my logo this week, so forgive the non-matching watermarks please. ;)

What have you been up to?
Thanks for visiting!!
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Denene said...

I love the light in the second shot! So pretty. You were lucky for the great weather!!

Tamar SB said...

These are gorgeous! Glad you're back in the saddle - and love the new watermark (-:

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Okay - love the new logo & I'm thrilled that you are busy again. Feast or famine is definitely true. Sort of going through that at the moment too. One client I thought was gone- in Dec she was putting images in her store that were not taken by me- even though she has been a client of mine for years. But this month she came calling & has me so slammed - I can't even tell you. First round - 350 processed images. This next round another 160 & more to come. It's full time all in itself & then add the blog - I can't tell if I'm coming or going these days. However- I'm not complaining- I will certainly take this over not working :) I know you know what I mean.

Hoping this is a good year for us both - love & hugs.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Okay - love the new logo & I'm thrilled that you are busy again. Feast or famine is definitely true. Sort of going through that at the moment too. One client I thought was gone- in Dec she was putting images in her store that were not taken by me- even though she has been a client of mine for years. But this month she came calling & has me so slammed - I can't even tell you. First round - 350 processed images. This next round another 160 & more to come. It's full time all in itself & then add the blog - I can't tell if I'm coming or going these days. However- I'm not complaining- I will certainly take this over not working :) I know you know what I mean.

Hoping this is a good year for us both - love & hugs.

Kathy McB said...

Gorgeous light on a gorgeous girl!

Kim said...

Lovely new logo and lovely senior girl! Boy, I know what you mean about working being worry and stress rolled into one! I'm so glad that phone of yours has been ringing. You are an inspiration even though you are dog tired!

No(dot dot)el said...

The lighting in the second pic is so amazing. Her hair looks almost not real it's just so beautiful.

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