We are going to talk about all kinds of random things today. Ready? Let’s face it…I’ve been busy. Trying to juggle a full-time job, photography business, family, friends and a social life can be chaotic at best. I haven’t had time to do anything lately…I know – my own fault. I have people tell me all the time to slow down, smell the roses, take time for your family. While all of those things are super important, I feel like I’m letting my clients down if I turn them away. A lot of my friends only take a certain number of clients every year so they don’t compromise their every day life with family/friends. Full Disclaimer: I haven’t been able to let myself do that; my family just kind of accepts that I am crazy from April-December every year. Most people don’t care that I have been busy, but I feel like blogging today, so whether you care or not…here I am.
I am excited about the Holidays. I have a few more sessions and then I am taking a month off to relax, refresh and spend the Holidays with my family. Next year, I will be doing things a bit different. I am excited about the changes and you will have to stay tuned to find out what they are. (I know…I hate secrets too)
I am getting ready to kick off my 2017 Senior Spokes Model search…If you know anyone, send them my way. I look forward to this every year, it’s the highlight of my year – seeing who applies and picking my final spokes Models. Let’s talk about this for a minute. I think its important to note that I pick my Spokes Models based on enthusiasm, energy, loyalty, participation in school, church and activities. I do not choose my Models based solely on looks. It is more important to me to choose Spokes Models who will really grow and benefit from my program. I want my girls to have more than just beautiful photos, I want them to have a great experience, meet new friends and walk away knowing that they had a fantastic year with people they never would have known. Along with that, they have to be willing to participate and be open to the experience. I don’t require a lot from my Spokes Models, but this coming 2017 class will have certain expectations that previous groups did not have. It’s important to WANT to be involved in this process so you can get the most out of it.
I am also offering some new incentives for my clients in the upcoming year. I am excited and I think they will be too.
We recently had our family pictures done by my beautiful friend Sara. I am smitten! We have never ever had family photos done and I was super excited. I will be sharing sneak peaks of those later also.
If you don’t know already, my oldest daughter will be welcoming a son in March! I know…I’m to young to be a grandmother. It’s okay though, I am so excited. I can’t wait to welcome Hunter Anthony into our family. It’s going to be a very active and exciting 2016. Morgan is graduating high school, Shelby is having a baby. Wow, it’s going to be amazing! I can’t wait.
So without further adieu, here are just a few of the sessions that have not gotten blogged in the last month. This doesn’t count all of the mini sessions I had in October – gracious, it’s been crazy busy. I wouldn’t have it any other way. xoxo
Here are just a few of the sessions you can look forward to viewing during the next few months.