It’s that time of year for pulling “all-nighter”, working on no sleep, hardly eating because you don’t want to leave your computer, texting your other photographer friends for support, crying when your computer is going too slow or there is no memory left…you know, CHRISTMAS time in photography land (kind of like lunch lady land).
I have been incredibly blessed this year with a so much support from old clients and new clients. Did I take on too many clients?? Probably yes, but how can I tell you no?? How can I miss the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends? How can I miss the opportunity to document your family playing, talking, hanging out and just being you? I couldn’t. That doesn’t mean I haven’t learned this year that saying, “no” is ok. That if my turn around time is longer than expected or that my time with my family is hindered, we all get a little disappointed.
Thankfully, all of you have been INCREDIBLE and your feedback, including “You were worth the wait!” has filled my heart with happiness! I can’t express how much your words of encouragement and understanding mean to me. When I left my job in June, I had no clue what the future would hold for me (another reason I booked so many sessions…FEAR!), but nowhere in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this. THANK YOU! :)
As I finish winding down my edits (only 15 families and 7 seniors left), I know the end result will be worth it. I know that you all will have incredible images and memories to last a lifetime. I know that my decision to leave my job was the best decision I could have ever made. I’m excited to grow even more this year and include some workshops and teaching to the calendar. I’m excited to meet even more new people and grow my friendships with my photographer friends. I know that all the stress, hard work, tears, laughs, sore bums, bloodshot, twitching eyes and crooked back is so very WORTH IT! I get live my dream job.
And that is awesome.
Now, back to edits ;-)
What an incredible year it has been. Seriously, better than I could have ever imagined and I know why :)…