There is going to be some changes at Moments by Min Photography in 2015. As many of you would have figured, newborn sessions are my passion, it’s what I love and strive most to get better at. I have invested a lot, both time and money, in learning the craft over the past couple years and I want to share my skills and talent in this area with more families. In 2015, I will be focussing much more on this aspect of my business, together with maternity and studio sessions.
On-location family sessions will be VERY limited.
Many people don’t realise that I have a full-time job apart from my photography business. I also have a husband and two teenage boys who I like to be around, and a home and large farm garden that I enjoy spending time in. For the past couple of years I have been over stretching myself and trying to fit everyone’s requests for sessions in. In the meantime, I have lost a few things:
- I now have very limited time to shoot “for me” – I REALLY miss that.
- The number of photos I have of my own family/kids has decreased significantly – I WILL change this.
- I’m no longer excited to plan photography projects/sessions – I WANT to find that again.
Having a ‘day job’ also means that the majority of my sessions are completed on weekends. At the start of 2014 I planned to keep one weekend a month free from bookings (as I could already see those above points starting to creep in). Sadly, that didn’t happen. It will happen in 2015!
This weekend I only have one studio session booked in for tomorrow (Sunday). My son came to me this morning and said “Do you have photos today Mum?”
Son: “WHAT?? Not at all?”
Me: “Just a studio session tomorrow”
Son: “Wow, cool”
You really needed to be here to hear the tone, but it confirmed that, Yep, it’s time to make some changes!
Please don’t get me wrong, I am so very very grateful for the past few years of business and all the fabulous clients I have worked with – I truly appreciate everyone’s support and custom. I’m not going anywhere and Moments by Min Photography will still be very much alive and kicking, but it just means that if you want me to take your family photos at your chosen location, then you will need to book it in well in advance, as places will be limited.
There will still be the odd day of Mini sessions scheduled throughout the year, but they book out quickly and are purely on a first in, first booked basis once advertised.
If you have made it this far, thank you!