I can’t believe it’s 2010 already! The past 10 years went by so quickly, it feels like it was just yesterday that we were all gonna party like it was 1999.
Reflecting back on 2009, I feel such intense gratitude. Truly, I am living “the dream” that I have been chasing for so long. Being a custom family photographer is the best (and only) job I could ever imagine doing. I sometimes cannot believe the amount of success that I’ve had in this past year. I pour my heart and soul into my work, and the fact that I am able to stay consistently busy just makes me feel validated and really, really thankful.
I really want to thank *ALL* of my clients. Thank you for inviting me into your lives, homes, and hearts to take on the important task of creating portraits of your family. I know the importance of these images, they are more than pieces of art gracing your walls, they are going to be handed down for generations. “This is what I was like when I was little” your kids will tell THEIR kids and grandkids one day! The joy that exudes in those moments where we are all playing and frolicking will forever be preserved as YOUR family! That is your beautiful, joyous, loving family. What a wonderful way to be remembered! Thank you for trusting me to make the pictures fantastic even when I ask you to do silly things. Thank you for the amazing emails and sometimes tearful calls after you receive your galleries letting me know that you appreciate the work that I’ve done. The feeling that you’ve given ME is just as intense and amazing. Thank you for referring me to your friends and family, for thinking that highly of me as a professional as well as my photography.
I am so excited about this coming year! I have some plans that will benefit all of my clients. One thing that I am going to be working on in the new year is my service to you. My resolution is to give each client individualized time with me, not just during your sessions, but during the ordering process as well. The focus this past year was to build, build, build. This year, the focus is going to be on quality of service.
Another exciting thing that is in place is the work on my wedding photography business with Alicia Williams. We are called Love As Art, and are looking to book 6 weddings in 2010. We already have 3 and it’s only January! Weddings are intense and a lot of work on our end, but also extremely rewarding! It is a different avenue, and one that was at first very intimidating to me. I have since completely fallen in love with those falling in love 🙂
I wish everyone a joyful, healthy, and prosperous 2010!