I’m sitting here drinking my delicious coffee (with a smidgen of whipping cream… yes, it is sinful, but you should try it!) and jamming out to my Built To Spill Pandora station and am so thankful to be back in Seattle after a rather warm holiday vacation in south Texas.
2010 was a great year for us. Besides opening my business, we saw first words, first steps, first birthdays, the beginnings of a young reader, promotions, and many visits from cherished friends. We almost always head to Texas to spend the holidays with our precious family. My sweet husband decided to take me to Austin for my birthday and we got to spend New Year’s Eve on 6th Street and the following day with some of our wonderful friends and their chubby baby girl.
Not only is it a new year, but it’s a new decade! The new year always is bittersweet for me; I love the holiday season and am always sad to see it go (December is a very busy month for our family as it is filled with birthdays and anniversaries on top of the usual holidays) but I relish the fresh start and the new beginnings. Because my birthday is on New Year’s Eve, I like to think I get an extra slate-wiping since January 1st is always the first day of my next year of life. So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the upcoming year. A lot of new things are happening and 2011 feels like the beginning of a whole new era for us. I have some exciting plans for my business this year (more on that in a minute) and my oldest will be starting kindergarten in the Fall. My wonderful, hard-working husband and I have made the usual “let’s get healthy” resolutions and 2011 brings us one year closer to him finishing his degree at Seattle Pacific University. It’s going to be a good year!
Now on to the exciting stuff…
I’m adding new newborn faces to my portfolio this Winter, so if you or someone you know is pregnant and due January, February, or March 2011, you need to check this awesome special out.
Now that my baby is older, I’m excited to announce two new things that I have been wanting to add to my business for a while now. Beginning this Summer, I will begin offering birth photography at a super low price for the first few births that I photograph (expect a blog post about this with examples soon). So, if you know anyone due this Summer, send ‘em my way!
I’m also really excited to announce that I am now offering travel sessions! Are you just dying for me to photograph you but you don’t live anywhere near Seattle? No problem! Get 4 or more of your friends to book a session with me and I’ll fly out for the weekend to photograph all y’all (sorry, did I mention I was just in Texas?) and your session will be on the house. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me!
Do you like to play around in Photoshop? Do you wish your snapshots looked like mine? I’m planning to sell my personal actions (yep, the very ones I edit almost all of my photos with) to photographers and photo enthusiasts alike. I haven’t figured out how I am going to do the whole online storefront thing yet (maybe etsy? maybe on the blog? who knows?) so for now if this is something you are interested in, email me and we can go from there!
And to top it all off, you can expect to see more personal posts from me (sort of like this one) so we can get to know each other a little better.
This is going to be an exciting new year with lots of happy changes and I can’t wait to share it with you! What new and exciting things (or just plain ol’ resolutions) do you have planned for the year?