WOW! It unbelievable how quickly that time went and blows my mind when I think about being in business for 7 years! It’s not completely official yet as I was not quite in business until March of 2006 but these early months were a blur and I was shooting mainly friends to get all my business essentials in order. Things likes getting images for a website, getting a website (which I ended up building myself and was very proud of (#thankyouverymuch). How to show galleries, how to conduct an ordering session, how much to charge, and once I got the money… how do I pay uncle sam, and how do I pay myself? So much all at once. But I feel very proud of myself for getting thus far. I must say, owning and running a business is very much like raising a child. It grows and changes constantly. Each year I am in business it’s a very different year… all moving in a positive direction. :)
THANK YOU clients and friends, family. The business would be nothing without you and your support! Especially the Neal, Kawaguchi & Porterfield families, who have stuck with me from the very beginning! :) I was just looking back at some of the earlier photographs …oh my! My style/work has changed so much – but aside from that, what really speaks to me is that I was able to capture those moments in time and compare them to see a family and children grow. I often go back through my own images of my children and am amazed by the changes children go through. Truly a magnificent thing.
Last year was record year for me in terms of number of families and kids I photographed. :) It was amazing! I felt like I have all the tools in my belt, so to speak, for shooting in the studio now. I recently made some changes to the studio to make it even better… like I mentioned, it’s an ever growing and changing thing.
2012 in review: