I know I am getting a later start than usual for my upcoming class. And it is for obvious reasons! But there is a little more to the story.
I have been in business for over 13 years now, and I have absolutely loved meeting new clients/friends. The photography part has always been one of my great loves. But the business side? Well, not so much. That is the part that I really don’t enjoy. Unfortunately I do have bills to pay, so the business end is a necessity! I have said for years, if I ever win the lottery, I will shut down the business and just do it all for charity. Take photographs just for the love of photography and people (especially my seniors). No, I didn’t win the lottery ;), but I did think that it was time to shut down. I did have a few shoots on the books for the year, and of course, I would be keeping those. I would never leave my clients high and dry. My son asked me to hang in there one more year to finish with his class. Who would have imagined it ending in a global pandemic?!
Well, the few months that I was forced to be shut down, I found that I missed it. A lot. I missed the amazing kids that I would meet, I missed being a goofy nerd on shoots, and believe it or not, I even missed editing (a little bit 😉 ). That told me that maybe I am not really ready to pack it all in quite yet. So, what I decided to do, is cut back on the amount of shoots that I do. I won’t be taking a crazy amount of clients anymore. So, if you are wanting to book a shoot, you will want to contact me early because I just won’t have as much availability as I have had in the past. I have also added a new type of shoot to be able to accommodate different families. It is a Quick and Simple shoot, which basically is just a short little shoot of 20 minutes or so, maximum of 2 outfits, very little editing, quick turn around, and digital images included (so no ordering appointment). And then I will still offer the same two options as I did in the past – Traditional session (1 location) and Deluxe session (2 locations), with the option to go to the beach for either of those two session types. Packages will remain the same as in the past few years.
And, since for the first time in forever, I didn’t do a sale in May, I will offer one for the seniors for the rest of the month. Sessions will need to be booked before the end of this month (which gives you about 2 weeks, instead of the 2 days that has been for the past sales). For the 2021 seniors, you just need to pick your session date (anytime between now and the end of September), and pay your session fee to get the sale price. For more details, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.