Years go by, routine settles in and the learning never stops.
During those first few years I was doing what my soul needed. Senior pictures were important for my clients, but why was it important for me to provide them?
My shift in the last few years might be subtle to the outsider but significant on the inside of the business.
I have a family, home and another demanding job, so why do I spend my time photographing high school seniors? In 2018 I crafted a manifesto to drive the vision for what I am building and refine the “why” of my business.
I now focus on a confidence boosting experience that will be a highlight of your senior year.
So what lies ahead?
2020 is unlike any other year before and what comes after can be fraught with uncertainty. Here are things I know for sure:
1. Senior pictures remain important. You might have pictures on your phone but where will those be in 10 years? You need things you can hold onto.
2. Continuing education is the only path. Since 2009, I found opportunities to attend workshops, conferences and refine my craft. The learning is a vital part of the journey. Learning about lighting, posing, editing is the fun part. But I also take time to focus on business, marketing and copywriting. It might seem strange but business learning is fun too!
3. I am not done yet. Not even close! I have something important to offer and I still enjoy it! I still get excited behind the camera and love making connections with new people. With all this excitement, I am thrilled to launch a one of a kind program for teens. The Social Photo Collective is a subscription based initiative for camera loving teens. The monthly thematic photoshoot will produce social content, all while building confidence.
July 2010 was the start of something new.
July 2020 is the jumping off point for the next ten years! Cheers!