I've now been a full time photographer for 7 months, and during the transition I have come to learn how to prioritize and run an efficient business! The key word: PRIORITIZE. This doesn't necessarily even mean prioritizing in my business! Over the last few months I have learned how to prioritize other areas of my life. My health, fitness, finances, relationships, etc. Believe it or not my business is one of my last priorities!
You may think I'm crazy for doing that, but this doesn't mean that all my time is dedicated to other things other than my business, and that I don't care about it. I spend quite a lot of time on it, but significantly less time than I use to. You might think that by spending less time working I've negatively impacted the business, but it hasn't one bit! It's growing faster than ever, and I couldn't be more excited! Read More
I'm sure if you follow me on Instagram or on Facebook it'll be no surprise to learn that I was in Colorado for the first half of last week. If you didn't see my posts don't worry because I'll be posting all about it on the blog soon! Today thought I share with you pictures of the reason I went to Colorado in the first place...an engagement session for one of my couples!
I am beyond thrilled I had the opportunity to make it out and photograph Rachael and Michael's engagement photos! We literally spent all of Easter Sunday driving around the Rockies doing their photos! I had such an early flight out of Akron at 5:20AM, and arrived in Denver around 9:20AM MDT. The night before Emily and I shot a wedding, and I was now running on only 3 hours of sleep! Rachael picked me up from the airport and we were off to shoot! We drove about an hour and half into the mountains to Rocky Mountain National Park. Read More
It should come to no surprise that Emily and I LOVE to get photos taken of the two of us. We want the story of our relationship told over time, and that requires every now and then having certain moments captured in time. When we traveled to Charleston last summer we had the very talented Katie Capo take some photos of us. We can now look back at those photos and remember how amazing our time in Charleston was.
Before we left for WPPI in Vegas I knew that it would be the perfect time and location for another round of photos. It was going to be the perfect opportunity to get some because, um okay a thousand photographers were going to be there...It was a no brainer! Despite having quite the selection the choice of which photographer we wanted to capture our Vegas adventure was also a no brainer. Without hesitation I reached out to Matt Kennedy! I've been following Matt for a couple years now, and had the incredible opporunity to mentor with him last year! Read More
Here is it! Part 2 of our WPPI trip! If you haven't checked out Part I be sure to check it out here! As I mentioned in the first part, the first half of our trip was full of going to classes, and hanging out with our new friends. As most people stayed for only a few days we ended up staying the entire week, Saturday through Saturday.
On Wednesday WPPI sadly ended. In a moment of hours the halls of the MGM convention center went from being filled with photographers to being bare with the exception of workers tearing down the signs and banners. I'll admit that while we walked around it was hard not to be saddened that everything was over. Read More