Grab a snack and sit back...this is a long one! There may be a little gift at the end. As I'm finally getting use to writing 2010 on my checks, I think back to 2009 and reflect on the good, the bad, and the plain ol ugly. It was my first full year as a full time professional photographer. It seems like things have moved so fast. Sometimes I feel like I've made every mistake one could possibly make in one year. But with every mistake, I've kicked and screamed and thrown my hands up in the air I've learned. I've grown. It doesn't hurt that I have the most amazingly patient clients ever. They have allowed me to figure this crazy thing out (not that I have...or if that's even possible). There were days that I felt lost and days that I felt I had it all together. In the end, I know my clients better, I know my business better, and I know myself better. Realizing along the way that the best way to do anything is stay true to yourself. I know...it sounds so cheesy, but it's true. No matter what, I want to share. Share who I am. Share my love for photography. Share in your special moments. Share in your little moments. Share what I see. Share all those things that make your family unique. This is something that has not changed from the beginning and will not change. My main goal will always be to capture a moment. One of the things I missed out on this past year was the sharing of me to you. I got so busy and so wrapped up in our life and the business that I didn't connect as much as I would like. So, here I am. I know...you're so excited right? Woot woot! Well, here's me sharing my MOST favorite of the favorites from 2009 (yeah...I know...I'm great at that whole narrowing down thing)....
And here's a video to view even more of my 2009 favorites!
If you are unable to view this or would like to see it larger go to http://www.priscillabphotography.com/slideshows/2009favs/
Now for a few of my favorite MOMENTS that I have been wanting to share.
First...The Pings...This family is one of my favorites. I love their style, each of their personalities, and that I've been with them since Abby was 1. I love watching them grow. I love that Scott gets so excited that he will email me or facebook me a million times asking, but he immediately makes up for it when he posts their slideshow a million times. And I mostly love that little miss Abby drew me a pretty picture before our last session. FYI...I still have it up (I keep everything "my" kiddos give me).
I think the storyboard below will tell the story well...
Second...I know I've already talked all about this, but I can't talk about most memorable moments without at least showing this one more time...
Third...this is from OCTOBER! I was suppose to share it way back then, but of course time got away from me. I was beyond thrilled when Skirt contacted little ol me to be featured in their "Secrets" issue. My "secret" was taking the perfect picture of your child. I actually had MY picture taken by the fabulous Carla Winn (before they moved to Seattle :(). FYI...I am much more suited for being BEHIND the camera. Another quick little factoid about me...I LOVE jean jackets. I own 3. Yeah...it's sad.
Finally...ALL CLIENTS FROM 2009 OR EARLIER...thank you for your patience. Thank you for allowing me to be myself. Thank you for sharing your family with me. Thank you for making me a part of your life. I am eternally grateful for you. As a little thank you, each and every past client (one offer per family), may choose from one of the following:
- Buy one get one free on gift and wall prints from a past session. Perfect time to complete that wall gallery! Good through the end of February.
- Book a session before the end of February to take place no later than April and receive $50 off Session Fee. Session must be booked no later than Feb. 28th.
Looking through my blog, you may notice lots of exciting changes, including MONTHLY MINIS!! That's right. The fabulous mini sessions that were once only offered twice a year are now offered once a month! Go HERE for more information. So many things that I'm very very excited about! More details coming soon :)
Peace, love, and xoxo,