2014. What a year. This year, business-wise, blew me away – in a good way, and in a tough way.
This year, I became a mom. My daughter, Ella, was born in March. My world became all about rolling over, baby food, and diaper rashes. I quit my per diem nursing job at a long term acute care center, and switched from full time to per diem at my job of 4 years at The Valley Hospital. Our little family went on a few trips: we drove to North Carolina, flew to California with my extended family, then out to Chicago, and spent a weekend in Saratoga with our best friends. Also, this year, I photographed 48 sessions. Fourty-eight! To compare, last year I shot 10. While this completely excited me, it also was incredibly overwhelming. I sat down and made a list of things that are important to me for the coming year. Things like going on a date once a month with Ben, driving down to South Plainfield so Ella can spend time with her Gigi and Great-Gram, and going on play dates without feeling guilty about visiting with friends instead of being at home editing.
So, all that to say, changes had to be made for 2015. All of the Carapezza birthdays occur during the winter months, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day, and I’ve realized that I really need to focus on my little family as much as I can during that time especially. I will be blocking off specific dates each month (between April 4 and October 24) for sessions so I can wisely and efficiently use my time. I absolutely LOVE creating relationships with my clients, and capturing families as they grow and change, and am excited for what 2015 will bring!
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