I’m writing this post with hopes that by actually publishing it’s content I may actually adhere each one of my 2012 goals, both personal and for my business. Now is the PERFECT time to sit back and take a look at the past year and figure out where you’d like to make changes. Well, here’s my list.
I used to be an awesome writer but some where over the past 5 years I lost it. I’ve been really bad (shame on me!) and have kept blog posts super short – sometimes I don’t include any text at all. I want to keep this blog personal and work harder at opening myself up to you so not only do you know my work, but you know who I am and what I’m about, as well.
2. More personal photos!
Since I’ve been getting busier with my business, I’ve been taking less and less images of my personal life. Note to self: BRING CAMERA WITH YOU MORE OFTEN. I have recently purchased a few small(er) film cameras that I plan to use frequently for personal projects – maybe that’s what I need. Convenience. Either way, I’m pushing myself to do it!
3. Work smarter, not harder.
I feel like a big chunk of my life is consumed by work. Like… 80% of it. Sadly, I’m probably pretty accurate in that figure. I work ALOT. By the time I get home each day, dinner isn’t served until around 7:30pm (IF I have time to cook at all!) and shortly after we’re all crawling in bed. I need more time with my family.. more personal time. I love what I do, don’t get me wrong. I just feel that I need to (somehow) free up more time for personal things, like family.
All these ideas are racing through my head about session set-ups, stylizing, expanding my personal walls and opening up my creativity! A 2012 change to Visual Poetry is going to be an added feature to YOUR sessions. Wait and see!
That’s not all. 2012 will be a GREAT year to revamp my branding and business in full. I really want to reach out to the boudoir market more! Weddings, boudoir and fashion are my (hands-down) favorite sessions to photograph. JEN, DO MORE OF THEM.
This kind of goes in line with my #4 mention.. but, I have some plans in changing the shooting space up in the studio. As most of you know, our size was cut in half when we changed suites back in August. It’s good and bad all at the same time. Its good because it pushes me to photograph more on location, in clients homes or other locations. Bad because… well… it’s not very big! I’ve been limiting myself to infants and boudoir in there but I think by restructuring a few things I can expand my shooting space.
What are your new years plans? I’d love to hear them!
Ready.. set.. go! Welcome, 2012! Boy-oh-boy do I have plans for you..