This week my little blogging group is sharing lessons we have learned recently. I think this will be a really interesting topic, so make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to see what the other members have learned in recent weeks.
The lesson that I would like to bring to the table is:
Always Make Time to Shoot for Yourself
Running a photography business can be so overwhelming. Many people view it as a glamorous and fun job, but to be honest, the time shooting is just a fraction of the actual work that is required. Marketing, accounting, website deign, editing, blogging…the list just goes on and on…
I was feeling pretty overwhelmed with it all back in March, especially because taxes were due soon. Fortunately, I made a new friend in this business, Danielle of Dutta Photography, and we decided to go up to Whidbey Island together for a photography adventure and to get some fresh air. Our goal was to photograph a lighthouse and to aimlessly drive around photographing whatever was interesting.
This little photography adventure revived my creativity and motivated me to get things finished with my taxes so I could focus on upcoming shoots. Soon after, I had one of my favorite boudoir shoots to date.