2014! Scarily enough, it’s almost here and 2013 was a big year for me with a lot of changes.
I wanted to write this post to communicate to you, my clients, friends and family about what’s in store for me and my photography business. Hopefully, I can write this post without coming off too self aggrandizing.
You may have noticed I am back in Washington, DC. I relocated here in June 2012 before deploying to Djibouti, Africa with the Air Force Reserves for a six month tour in November. When I returned in June 2013, I settled into a great neighborhood in the Shaw/Howard neighborhood and since coming home, I have enjoyed reconnecting with family and friends. I have even been fortunate enough to almost immediately land some wedding and editorial work.
In the last year, I have had to take a hard look at my career and long term goals. Freelancing for the last three years has been a unforgettable experience that I won’t soon forget. I have met a number of interesting people and greatly enjoyed documenting a part of their lives and communicating their stories. With that, comes a lot of time on the road and the struggles that often accompany a trying young enterprise. As my priorities shift and change, I feel that photography has shaped into something different for me and I am no longer going to pursue it as a full-time career.
Hold fast, this isn’t a sob good-bye story.
I still absolutely love photography and will keep in my life, as a part-time endeavor. I plan to take on a limited number of bookings in 2014 and continue to promote my business in the Washington, DC area. I have been working diligently to update a number of aspects of my wedding business going into the new year.
- Package – My service offerings and pricing have been recently updated for the 2014 season. To better inform and bring my clients more value to their investment, I have consolidated my information and pricing into a comprehensive packet that I am happy to share. If you would like to have a look, please send me a note to my contact section and I will get back to you within the day.
- Travel – I miss venturing throughout the country to shoot weddings. To reach out to more clients and reinvigorate my destination portfolio, I have incorporated my travel costs into my new 2014 rates. Yes, this means I will travel anywhere within the continental 48 states at no cost to my clients.
- Albums – I signed on with a stellar new album company, Kiss, and am already cutting new books. Their albums are absolutely top notch and the client reviewing system couldn’t be easier. They offer a variety of fits and finishes and you’ll love seeing their sample albums in person.
I look forward to 2014. Regardless of what full-time work I will find, I intend to stay true to my photography clients and am eager to discover what role photography will play in my life.