2014 - New Year, New Outlook

December 13, 2013  •  1 Comment

As this year comes to a close, I can't even begin to express my gratitude for your love & support.  You have allowed my business to flourish, and I have been busier than I ever imagined!  I have met so many incredible people, have captured so many precious memories, and have been able to donate to wonderful organizations & charities.  My prayers to be busy and build my business have been answered, and I am so thankful for every opportunity I have been given this year. 

However, I humbly admit that I have allowed my desire to build my business to take priority over my family this past year. Most of my free time (when I'm not working full time as a special education teacher) has been spent in front of a computer, and I’ve been consistently “too busy” for my family.  My little boys have become used to Mommy saying, "not right now" or "wait a minute".  Going out to eat with my husband has been replaced with editing. 

Although my original prayers of being so busy were answered, I feel I have learned a great lesson.  I have realized that the demands of being overcommitted and spread too thin has made my passion for photography feel like more of a "job".  That realization has been so powerful because I NEVER want photography to become a job! I love & respect it too much for that to happen. I also realize that no matter how much I love photography (and I love it a lot), it defeats the purpose if I put it in front of my family.  Therefore, I have made a prayerful decision to limit the amount of sessions I schedule each month.  I want to focus on quality and staying true to my vision rather than trying to break records for scheduled sessions.  I want to shoot with meaning & purpose, to be intentional, and to never provide a cookie-cutter experience for my clients simply because I'm "too busy". 

With all of that being said, I am looking forward to a refreshed and focused new year…to be the best I can be for my family and for you!  My slogan is "Let your Heart Smile".  I need to get back to letting my own heart smile every time I pick up my camera!  I can’t thank you enough for your incredible love & support!  It means the world to me! <3     


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1.Life with Kaishon(non-registered)
Congratulations on your win at Evoking You with your beautiful dancing image. That was lovely.

I hope your new year is filled with more time with your family. I know just what you are saying. It's hard.
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