Wow! I finally took the time to look through the year of 2014 and how it played out for my photography business (belated, I know… but at least it got done). And I am thankful I did, because 2014 turned out to be my busiest and most profitable (in many ways).
Some highlights of 2014 include:
– being named one of Boston’s Best Family Photographers by CBS Local News (a totally awesome New Year’s gift!).
– introduction of new product offerings including Cypress books and wooden frame line.
– adding VSCO to my repertoire of editing software, which brings back a film-like look to digital images.
– becoming an Instagram addict.
– hiring a summer intern, Christine, who helped out in so many ways including compiling a location page on the website.
– the annual Huron Village Easter Egg Hunt which brought about 30 adorable kids into the studio (see a mini-collage tucked into the larger one below).
– receiving a bunch of cool client holiday cards.
Of course, no year-end review is complete without a few goals laid out. A few of mine include: to encourage more at-home, lifestyle sessions (which I find result in some of the more interesting and intimate photographs), buy a 35 mm Sigma fine art lens, promote and design more books since I love them so much, update all website galleries and add blog posts from all the sessions I missed/didn’t have time to post in 2014 (my blog should be pretty busy this winter!), and attend a professional photography conference (update – just booked Inspire!).
Like every year end, I look back through every. single. session. of the year, and this process always ends up making me emotional. The best images to me are the ones that make me laugh, tear up, and even cringe as I immediately am transported back to the scene that is now is now a (hopefully artistically) rendered memory. Below you will find one image from every shoot (I hope I got them all!), including a few of my own family, and this year I had a total nearing 100 total sessions (and 3 weddings). Wild! While young families with babies was still my most common client demographic, I had a growth of multiple (and older) siblings, expecting mothers-to-be, professional headshots, and repeat/loyal clients (hooray!).
If you have gotten this far, thank you for accompanying me on the ride. I know I have said this a ton, but I genuinely love this career and can’t wait to see what and who 2015 brings!