The holiday season has come and gone. I had a very successful 4 months to say the least. I am thankful for each person that I photographed this year. I did manage to take a break the week of Christmas to enjoy being present with my family.
Some people don’t realize how much you are away from your family as a photographer. I worked every weekday and every weekend for 5.5 months straight. Keep in mind, I have a baby also that just turned 10 months old. My husband has been my rock this season for sure. I am so grateful for him and his support.
Now that we’ve started a brand new year, my brain doesn’t want to stop. I often lay awake, like now (1:26AM) and plan my upcoming sessions or recap sessions and how I could improve with technique or lighting. Every session is an opportunity to become better at my talent. I spend hours overthinking backgrounds and how to go above and beyond for each client.
Today I had a full day of Valentine cuties! What a whirlwind of a day. I must say, I’ve had the best time. The giant 5.5 foot heart was a hit. The baby booties with little kisses just topped it all off. Maybe I can’t sleep because I am excited about editing... who knows! My mind has literally thought of everything.
I’ve had some inquiries about upcoming sessions. Here is a quick rundown of my year:
january - valentine
Febuary - St Patrick’s Day
March - Easter (baby chicks)
April - Spring Tea Party Theme & Mother’s Day
May - Father’s Day & Spring Tea Party
June - 4th of July & Summer Fishing/Camping
July - Back to School & Christmas in July
August - small break
September - Fall Family
October - Halloween
November/December - Santa Only
Currently I am most excited about the Tea Party Theme! This is a shoot I’ve been planning for years. It will have a Mad Hatter twist so the boys can be a part of it without being too girly! There will be top hats, bow ties, huge bunnies, clocks, chandeliers and so much more!
Santa is our biggest event of the year! I will start building the new set in April. We have huge plans and hope to offer an indoor and outdoor theme this year! We’ve also added a few other fun perks I can’t wait to debut! In the meantime we will be launching our Southern Belle Santa website so you guys can interact with santa all year long!
As for me, well Baby Sunshine is awake, so I will have to catch you all up on more details later! Goodnight!
XOXO ~ Jen