Do you remember way back in the summer when the sun was bright and warm and the trees were green and beautiful? Oh yeah and I said I was going to start blogging and well, I never did. So with the new year I feel ready to make some new goals for 2016! What better way to hold myself accountable than to let all of you in on them.
Goal #1) To write at least one blog post a week. That is a pretty straight forward and simple, right? I truly think this maybe the hardest goal to accomplish though. I may need a little help from you, what would you like to hear about?
Goal #2) To shoot in at least four new locations. There are a few places that I tend to shoot at a lot but that does not mean that I do not love to shoot in new locations. Some areas I am excited about trying this year are: Spring Mill State Park, Lake Monroe, and The Story Inn. Any other suggestions? Some of my current favorites are:
1) Campus and downtown. If you want a more urban feel to your session but still want to get some nature shots Campus has the best of both worlds!
2) A private farm. One of my wonderful family members lets me use his 33 acre farm land for sessions. There are barns, tall grass, and beautiful sunsets. It is hands down my favorite place to shoot morning or evening sessions!
3) The Stone Mill. This is a truly unique place that has tall stone walls, an empty warehouse, and an abandoned firetruck. On a sunny evening the light is gorgeous, but it is a hot spot so expect to run into lots of other families getting their photos taken too!
4) The Winery. I know, I know it is one of everyone's favorites. I am putting it on my list, however I only really like it in the morning before it opens. Evening sessions there are packed with people visiting and wine tasting. I love going by 8:30am before it opens and it gets to sunny or crowded with other guest.
Goal #3) To shoot more seniors. I spent 2015 focusing on newborns and it was awesome. I love everything about newborn photography and it is certainly a passion of mine. I also love high school seniors and really want to focus more on them this year. I mean look at them, how could I not want to be around them?!
Goal #4) To keep newborn sessions simple. When I first started out photographing clients years ago I thought that I needed every prop in the world for newborns. Over time I have come to find out that I love natural photographs that show the true beauty of the baby rather than a huge bow.
Goal #5) Last but not least I would like to examine my branding and start to advertise. Up to this point I have only used word of mouth and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AmandaFieldPhotography). I am not sure how I am going to go about this yet, a booth at the local fair or baby show, volunteering my time somewhere, or starting a senior rep program. Whatever I decide I am excited to see how it all plays out this year.
Whew, that is enough to focus on I think. What about you? Do you have any goals for 2016? Whatever you are planning I hope it is a happy and healthy year for you all!