April 22,2011. That was the last time that I have written. That is 17 months ago, and today, I get an itch. I log on to my account, which amazingly I remember my password, and so here I am. Crazy enough, my blog still averages about the same number of visits every month since the last time I wrote.
So, what should I write about after such a long gap? My desire for keeping a blog was to track my progress as a photographer. Since April, 2011, I have had 72 photography sessions, plus or minus one. I have photographed my first solo wedding. I traveled through New England on a lighthouse scavenger hunt. I added a new nephew to my collection of favorite things to photograph. I have taught 2 photography students. I have developed what I now call a “comfortable” photography style. But now what?
I dug out my first film SLR at the beginning of the year, gave it a freshening up, complete with batteries and film. That was nearly 8 months ago, and I have yet to snap the shutter once! That is going to be tomorrows project. This is going to be interesting, and I am certain that if I actually find someone to develop these, they are going to be very over exposed. I have gotten used to snapping a picture to adjust for exposure, instead of using a meter.
I am going to work on better customer service. I feel that this is one area that I have lacked in, seriously, but not because I do not love my clients. I am just too busy. I work a full time job at the hospital. I am a single mom of three kids. Then there is that whole once a month military thing. My clients deserve more and I am going to work on a plan to show them how much I appreciate them.
Last, I need to get through the holiday session with out feeling overwhelmed. I turned clients away last year, and it killed me to do that. This year, I am going to push for early holiday portraits as too avoid the stress on every ones part.
Now for some pictures:
My daughter….17 months later!
My newest nephew (3 months ago!)…
And my favorite image this week:
To see all of the images and sessions that I have taken in the last 17 months, click HERE.