It’s one of my favorite things to do every January. New year, new goals! I love taking the time to sit down and create a list of goals for myself as a wedding photographer in 2020. Having a list that I can review throughout the year keeps me on track and motivated. Who doesn’t love the gratification of checking off a goal!?
The goals below are specific to my business but I have set some personal goals too! I may share more about those soon:)
1. Photograph 15 Weddings
As you may know, I am only able to accept a limited number of weddings per year and I would love to max that out for 2020! People often ask why I limit how many wedding commissions I take each year. I have to set this boundary only for the sake of work life balance. I have a full time job in addition to my creative businesses and always want to ensure I am providing the best service to clients and my team mates – while enjoying the a life with my husband and our friends 🙂
Of those weddings, I’d be honored to be able to document an elopement this year!
2. Edit 100 Weddings
YES! You read that right… I want to edit 100 weddings! In addition to being a North Carolina wedding photographer, I am also a Private Photo Editor. In this role, I edit photos for my photographer friends who need to outsource a piece of their business because they just don’t have enough time! Running a small business can be very hard and very time consuming. So by allowing me to be a member of their team in the editing department, I can help them allocate time to other places… like shooting more sessions, spending more time with their families, and one person even used the time to catch up on their Sunday naps! Haha!
Last year, I edited about 35 wedding catalogs and want to triple that for 2020!
3. Invest in more equipment
Wedding photography equipment is expensive! But, I have always said I would never start a business by going into debt. But how do you do that while still providing top quality images to your clients? The art of renting! Last year, I rented professional lenses and flashes to ensure all clients received the best photos from their wedding day.
Our local camera store Murphy’s has seen my smiling face a few weekends a month as I picked up my gear. They are always helpful and stocked! I’m thankful to be in a place where I will begin to grow my personal inventory this year! Up on the “to buy” list include the Godox Flash systems, the Canon 85mm 1.2 and the Canon 100mm macro.
4. Blog more consistently
Last year was my first year blogging and I hit publish on 25 blogs! I was so proud of this and love the idea of growing that number even more. For 2020, I want to blog every portrait session, document every wedding and create more series styled posts as well. My hopes is to make the blog more of a resource for couples by sharing tips and tricks for wedding planning process! Zack and I actually LOVED planning ours and I hope to keep it fun and lighthearted for all 🙂
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