She's A Girly-Girl, For Sure! | Massachusetts Child Photographer

I had met Hillary and her mom a while back when I was looking for headbands for some of my clients (Hillary is wearing one of her mom's creations in these photos, too!). We connected through Etsy and continued chatting over the past year on facebook, etc. It's been great getting to see Hillary grow from the little 8-month old when we first met to the sweetest little girl at two-years old. I was thrilled to get the chance to photograph her cute little face during our mini-session together at my studio. Millbury MA Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Worcester Children Little Girl PhotosFamily FlowersMillbury MA Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Worcester Children Little Girl PhotosFamily FlowersMillbury MA Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Worcester Children Little Girl PhotosFamily FlowersMillbury MA Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Worcester Children Little Girl PhotosFamily FlowersMillbury MA Child Photographer Outdoor Portraits Worcester Children Little Girl PhotosFamily Flowers

The Goal List: June 2014 | Millbury Massachusetts Premier Photographer

Millbury Massachusetts Best Child Photographer Worcester Felter's Mill Little Girl in Field Photos Central MA Oh my, where has this month gone? We're already 1/3 of the way through June! This is crazy. School is almost over, so we are going to lots of concerts, art shows, meetings, and outdoor activities to wind the year down. It's such a bittersweet year because Cecilia will be leaving her little elementary school and going into third grade at the bigger elementary school in town. It seems like just yesterday that she took the bus as a kindergartener and didn't get off at her stop. She didn't even answer me when I got on the bus looking for her so I didn't think she was on the bus. Talk about panic!!! Let's just say, the police were involved trying to find her, when she was safe and sound on the bus all along. What a little stinker!!!

I just know this summer is going to fly by. I have lots and lots of photo sessions already booked, several weddings to shoot, a few relaxing getaways mixed in, and some fun one-on-one and family time planned with that little cutie up above. Summers in Massachusetts seem so short because we try to cram so much into a few months when the weather is so sunny and gorgeous. Speaking of sun...I am absolutely in love with my late-day sessions lately! I can't get enough of that golden sunshine!

With so much going on, it's super important to have a goal list, a to-do list, and whatever else that will help keep you on track when time is limited and you need to be even more productive than usual.

BUSINESS GOALS | MAY

  • Create a blogging calendar for May and stick to it - Blog 15x this month! (two down, only 13 left to go!) <-- I blogged 8x in May
  • 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 -- hmm, I did start exercising more, but it was actually in June
  • Keep up with my diet - down 9lbs last month!!! Wooohooo!!! <-- kept up with my diet, but the scale didn't budge :(
  • Book all of C's camps for the summer month <-- um, yea, need to do this ASAP!

Getting all of my personal photos backed up was a big task to mark off the list. I also added in a new backup system for client photos...HUGE!

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 BUSINESS GOALS | JUNE

  • Blog 15x this month! <--this will be my #1 goal until it's achieved
  • Get my inbox down to 1500 new emails (gonna try and take this in baby steps this month)
  • Order new sample albums
  • Choose new website design and start working on it
  • Choose outfits for Senior Model Styled Shoot!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!
  • Test out new Wedding Photography Workflow
  • CLEAN OFF DESK!!

PERSONAL GOALS | JUNE

  • Continue with my exercise and better eating. I've been walking for about an hour each night. The weather is perfect, and I love listening to podcasts!
  • Book all of C's camps for the summer month <-- um, yea, need to do this ASAP!
  • Buy some new clothes for summer <--- DESPERATELY NEED!

That's about it for this month. Enjoy your June!

Millbury, MA Child Photographer | Baystate Parent Magazine Cover and Feature Story

I was very honored and excited when Baystate Parent Magazine contacted me earlier this year to shoot the cover for their May issue! And when I learned that the theme of the issue would be "Celebrate!", I was even more excited because I knew that I could let my little model, Sienna, just have fun and truly let her sweet and bubbly personality shine! If you are out and about in MA, be sure to pick up a copy! Here's the magazine cover:

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And here are some other fun shots from the cover shoot:

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Millbury, MA Family Photographer | Family Photos to Treasure

The P Family came to visit me at the studio in the fall. They don't live very close to Millbury, so I was honored that they chose me to take their family photos, especially since they had to travel late in the day with two young children! If I recall correctly, Mrs. P and I played phone tag for a bit, but when a mom wants special photos of she and her family, nothing will stop her! The day was perfect, too; it was not too warm and not too cool, and the sunset was amazing. Their two children are some of the sweetest little ones that I've ever met. They listened, they smiled, they danced, they took photos with mom and dad! They were little pros. And their outfits were amazing! Mom did a fabulous job choosing comfy clothes that coordinated well with each other.

I feel happy when I think about their photo session, and I hope the P Family feels the same way every time they look at their beautiful family photos.

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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.