The Goal List: May 2014

I'm a little behind with this month's Goal List, but my April was pretty much overtaken by this. Looking at my list from last month and seeing how little I'm able to cross off is pretty tough to swallow, so I was kind of, sort of, putting this post off as long as I possibly could. But, I've decided to face it head-on; it's Monday, it's a new month, and things are really starting to get crazy around here now that there are buds on all the trees and the late-day lighting is any photographer's dream.

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So, what did I actually accomplish last month besides being a crazy Dance Mom?

BUSINESS GOALS | APRIL

  • Update Welcome Brochures for new clients
  • Update pricing sheets for client inquiries
  • Order new album samples
  • Book FINAL Wedding spot available for 2014 - this is in the works :)
  • Finalize 2015 SSP Senior Model Reps!
  • Get my inbox down to ZERO new emails...haha!
  • Keep up with consistent blogging - I blogged 10x in March, and I'd like to add to that in April
  • Order new biz cards

PERSONAL GOALS | APRIL

  • Organize and backup all personal photos and videos
  • EXERCISE!! <-- hopefully, the weather will finally get nicer around here and I can get outside and do a little exercise
  • Organize my home office desk <-- still a pit! MUST FIX ASAP!
  • Explore new music and find a couple of new artists to listen to while I edit...music makes me happy! :)   <-- I didn't find a new artist, but I did revisit some favorites and found some new music by them (Sarah McLachlan, Alanis, Patty Griffin)

That's about it! I have lots of photo shoots planned for April, and I know it's just going to get crazier from there on out. Pssst...if you haven't booked your Spring or Summer session with me yet, NOW is the time to do it. Like I said, things get crazy around here as soon as the first flower bulb starts sprouting or we see buds on the trees. Have a great month!

BUSINESS GOALS | MAY

  • Create a blogging calendar for May and stick to it - Blog 15x this month! (two down, only 13 left to go!)
  • Update pricing sheets for client inquiries
  • Order new album samples
  • Book FINAL Wedding spot available for 2014 - this is in the works :)
  • Get my inbox down to 1500 new emails (gonna try and take this in baby steps this month)
  • Meet with my 2015 Senior Model Reps and get them ready for their LookBook Photo Shoot! <-- CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!!!
  • Start planning blog/website overhaul

PERSONAL GOALS | MAY

  • Organize and backup all personal photos and videos
  • EXERCISE!! <-- hopefully, the weather will finally get nicer around here and I can get outside and do a little exercise
  • Keep up with my diet - down 9lbs last month!!! Wooohooo!!!
  • Book all of C's camps for the summer months

I'm going to try and keep things fairly simple this month again. It's been tough to focus on getting just the few goals done that I set for myself each month. There never seems to be enough time! But, I am progressing and at least I'm crossing things off. Have a great May, and I hope to see a lot of you at upcoming photo shoots! My May calendar is almost fully-booked, and June is starting to fill up, too.

 

Love and Law | Massachusetts Engagement Photographer

  I love this couple, and I can't wait to photograph their wedding this October! These two met in law school in Boston, and now they work together at the Worcester Court House. So, it was pretty obvious where the perfect location for their Engagement Photo session would be!

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Then a quick change and off to the park for some more casual photos! Did I mention that I love the outfits and colors that they chose for their photos?

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Handsome Brothers Growing Too Quickly! | Massachusetts Child Photographer, Millbury Child Photographer

This is kind of a funny story. I actually met the mom of these two handsome little guys a little over a year ago at a local playground. I had been looking to update my newborn and maternity portfolio, and well, their mom was pregnant and already ad a cute little guy...perfect! So, I gave her one of my cards and asked if she would mind modeling for me. She was totally for it, and we went back and forth setting a date and time for her maternity session...unfortunately, our session never came to fruition and you will never see a maternity photo of her on my blog. But, all for good reason! The night before our planned session, she delivered a healthy baby boy! We were able to do his newborn photos, though, and you can view them here. I couldn't believe it had already been a year when she contacted me to take Baby N's ONE YEAR PHOTOS! How had it already been that long? I couldn't believe it! But I was thrilled to see how much he'd grown, as well as get some super cute shots of him with his older brother N, who was totally into the photos this time around. :)

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Beautiful Love | Massachusetts Couples Photographer, Millbury, MA Photographer

This gorgeous couple was transplanted to Massachusetts from California last Fall, just in time for that massive snow storm we had. What luck, right? Well, they went out and bought lots of long pants, closed-toe shoes and boots (they had mostly flip-flops!), and sweaters pretty quickly. Once the weather started getting nicer this Spring, they wanted to do an outdoor photo session to show the landscape of Massachusetts, their new home, and document this new journey they chose to embark on together. Awesome, right? Their session was just perfect and relaxing, and I think their love for each other really shines through in the images I was able to capture for them. They are both gorgeous! I have so many favorite photos from their session, I had a difficult time choosing which to blog, so there are a lot of them.

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My Little Villain | Massachusetts Child Photographer, Worcester Auburn Child Photographer

The weather here in Massachusetts has been anything but optimal for outdoor photos this spring. Last night, though, the lighting was perfect, and more importantly, I had a willing model, and I was going to make it work! So, we grabbed the Maleficent Villain hat that she's been dying to wear since we bought it in Disney World back in February and scouted out a dreary location. I guided her by saying "Give me your mean face!", and about 15 minutes later, this was the result:

 

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Spring Mini Sessions | Worcester, MA Child and Family Photographer

My Spring Mini Sessions are here!!! These sessions will be held outdoors so that we can capture some colorful grass and flowers in the photographs with you and your family. All galleries and prints will be back to you in time for Mother's Day, so the photographs from these mini sessions will be perfect to use as gifts for moms, sisters, grandmothers or any of the other special ladies in your lives. There are ONLY SIX SPOTS AVAILABLE, and this will be my last set of mini sessions until my holiday sessions in October.

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Boys Will Be Boys | Massachusetts Child Photographer, Holden, MA Children Photographer

I can't believe I haven't blogged this session yet! Well, actually, I can. My "Sessions To Blog" list is getting quite lengthy, but I will eventually get them all up here because I have so many amazing families and children to share! I met these two little brothers back in August when their mom contacted me to take photos of them in their backyard before they moved to their new home, and they immediately won me over. They are cute, playful, handsome, rugged and sweet all wrapped up into two of the cutest little faces I've ever seen! We had so much fun at their session. They had me laughing and chasing them all over the place. Plus, their mom and dad are the nicest people, like, ever, and I can't wait to take family photos of them in their gorgeous NEW backyard (wink! wink!).

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