It has been BUSY. BUSY. BUSY around here! Just when I thought I was so busy already, it got busier! HAA! As of right now, I will not be taking on too many new clients. I still have some availability for some newborns but actually already have quite a few booked out; the spaces are definitely filling up quickly!
I have so many expectant mommies and babies on my “Grow with me plans” that I really need to slow down and make sure that I always have availability for them all, without having to make them wait more than a week…
I hate to get too personal on here, because I do like to keep things professional, but then again, I am kind of an “open book” type of person…I am sure anyone who knows me could tell you that! So here goes!!!
I will say that it is SUCH a blessing to have met all of my wonderful clients/friends! Having just opened my studio in September of 2012, I had NO CLUE that I would be so busy, so soon! I was planning on it gradually happening but instead it kind of happened overnight! While I am SOOOOO thankful, I am definitely still trying to find the “balance”. It is hard to know what you can feasibly take on. Shooting the session is the easy part, but the editing can be overwhelming! PLUS, I went from VERY part time (2-5 sessions on a weekend) to VERY full time…Currently, I shoot 5 days per week, multiple sessions per day; and then stay up ALL NIGHT at least 2 days per week and the other nights get maybe 3-5 hours of sleep MAX…that’s a lot for me considering that I seriously used to be passed out on the couch by 9:30 before this….HAHA! It is all so worth it to me HOWEVER, I know that I cannot possibly continue this way for too much longer…this has been going on since the summer, so we are coming up on a year in a few months! I say all of this, not to complain, but to explain why I will be limiting my sessions. I don’t work weekends now (well VERY rarely) for my family time, but by the time my kids are in bed, I am on the couch editing even then…
I will now be taking my sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays…occasionally weekends (special occasions, mini sessions, etc.) Mondays and Tuesdays will be my editing days and preparation days for the upcoming sessions that week. I am really hoping that will do the trick LOL! And I also hope that if you are a fellow photographer going through this, that this finds you and you know you are not alone! I will keep you posted on how the new schedule works out I will also be researching a bit more on workflow and maybe how to make things more efficient in that area…I am also going to be doing some newborn workshops with some AMAZING photographers that I admire so much, so I will definitely have those fun experiences to share as well!
As always, photogs and those of you trying to learn, I am ALWAYS here to help and encourage as much as possible! I always try to answer every single question received…I don’t know everything about everything but will always do my best to help however I can. I am an open book and don’t have secrets…it doesn’t bother me to share where I get things or how I do things or what my set up looks like…So, ask away!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying their week!
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