Wow. 2012. A year that was so busy with all types of creative photography sessions. Thank you to all our amazing clients. From the bottom of my heart. You make this more than just a job – it is truly a passion. I’ve been looking forward to writing this post. The last month of the year – December was crazy we had three weddings in one weekend!
The 30 Images had several specifications: Happiness, moments, fun, creative, lighting, memories, unique, Not too many from ONE session or event, trying not to exclude anyone (sorry not every session or person is included!). It was literally impossible to include everything. We wanted a balance of things to show. Last year was all weddings – and this year we managed to include engagement and even some personal work. So many events/sessions were amazing and I wanted to add so many!
2012 is the year I focused on client satisfaction and creating a relationship. We did silent auctions, donated to charity and many of you might have noticed us staying a little longer for your wedding or portrait session. Trying to go the extra mile. Satisfaction. Happiness. Delivery. Delivering images that aren’t just ‘ok’. Images from sessions and weddings that are edited, touched up, finished, polished, finalized. I’ve spent more time this year holding a mouse editing than I have holding a camera. Exceeding expectations. I was focused on delivering more than just images that were seen on our blog or Facebook posts. Our clients were receiving images that were all edited and a lot of ‘bonuses’. It takes a lot of time to edit an image, more time than it takes to capture it. But it takes even more time to find a awesome client. Thank you to all our amazing clients. We hope that you will think of us in 2013.
2013 is holds new equipment, new techniques, new creative insight. More locations, more fantastic clients and more motivation. Motivation comes from so many sources, music, videos, photography, art, even being prepared to take on new challenges. This means taking care of everything and being bored so you go out and fight to find a new hill to climb!
I have established a base of clients that trusts me to capture and create images how I believe they should be captured. I found that in 2012 my clients trusted me and let me be creative. This opened so many doors and I’ve never felt so free. Without restriction – everything creative in me just flowed freely.
A first. This year we booked a wedding for May 2013 in San Francisco. This is actually a return wedding client – from Chicago, who we photographed their wedding in Portland, Oregon in 2011. Awesome! For 2013 we are shooting weddings in places we’ve been referred from or places that are showing our images without our knowledge. We are returning to wedding venues and getting referrals from people we’ve never met. The love is getting stronger!
If you’ve read this far – your either a photographer or a client, maybe a potential client, maybe a wedding planner! 2013 is the year we are going to compete. Enter competitions, magazines and bridal shows. With the competition in Portland being so fierce, we have to stand out. We have. We’ve already surpassed our goal for 2013.
Here’s to 2013. We’ll see you at the finish line!