In December, I committed to allowing myself to go slowly. It’s not easy, especially when there’s always a voice in the back of my mind telling me that slowing down is wasting time, but I have to remind myself that time will pass no matter what, and I can spend that time filling each of my days to the brim or I can appreciate each one as it comes, so when family life gets busy, and my children are depending on me to ferry them between choir performances and Christmas parties and I have to remember the endless flow of Christmas jumper days, dress, raffle prize donations and a hundred other things, it's not fair to them, my clients or myself to try to spin all plates at once.
So we spent a lot of time at home, going on walks about this gorgeous countryside we live in and just taking photos for myself which was lovely. One of our personal December highlights was the annual Bridgnorth tractor run which passes by our kitchen window in a parade of festive, rural jolliness that always marks the beginning of Christmas.
After such a great break I'm ready to get back to my work with a fresh perspective and can't wait to see what product and brand photography work we can create together for all of your small businesses.
Upcoming prep for next month:
For my recurring clients or those of you who plan to be, check your calendar, and budget for the quarter and have a think about the most cost-effective way to use your photography funds. That could be saving it all for a catalogue shoot to cover a whole bunch of new products and designs when they’re ready, or a day long location shoot to cover various types of content for a website relaunch, or it could mean splitting it up into multiple smaller sessions that will give you a steady stream of fresh seasonal content throughout the year. Now is a great time to slide into my DMs to chat about plans you have for the upcoming months (Valentines Day being a biggie!) so we can make your next session cover as much ground as possible.