Dictionary.com defines transition as:
movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
One or two people may have noticed that I’ve been quiet lately, or quiet in the social media sense anyway. I only blogged once in January, and twice in December, have made only a handful of facebook posts and haven’t sent any emails to my mailing list since sometime in December. There are several reasons that I’ve been out of touch, but the biggest one is probably that I’m in the middle of a transition in my business.
I stuck my toe in the water in regards to starting a photography business in the fall of 2009 and took on my first non-portfolio building clients somewhere around the spring of 2010. After close to a year in business now, I wanted to take some time during this traditionally slow period for portrait photographers and analyze what worked and what didn’t work for me and my business in 2010.
So, a good part of this first quarter of 2011 is being set aside for reflection and adjustments in regard to the types of sessions I will offer and the pricing and products that I will have available. I am learning with each session that I do, and each new client that I meet, what things I LOVE about photography and this business and what things don’t fit me as well. I know that my style and my business as a whole is continually evolving, and I’m very excited to be working on revamping things so my business better matches where I’m at right now.
When I was looking up transition, I also checked it’s synonyms. (ya, I’m kinda nerdy that way.) Some of the words stuck out to me…
All of those words feel very positive to me as I analyze last year and look forward to where my business is going to take me during 2011. I sincerely hope that the wonderful clients I had the pleasure of working with last year will walk through my studio doors again this year, and one goal I have is to double the number of sessions I did last year, so I’m also hoping to meet many more wonderful clients over the upcoming months!
I am working on revamping my senior offerings first since “senior season” will be upon me before I know it, and am going to start my search for a few great senior models during the end of February and into early March. If you happen to know of any current juniors who are friendly, outgoing and interested in a free session and earning rewards in exchange for promoting my studio, tell them to send me an email!
I am going to do better at posting more regularly here and keeping in touch with everyone on my mailing list, so keep watch out for more announcements about the exciting new things I’m working on for Portrait Art by Lisa Marie, as well as some personal tidbits here and there too.
As I finish this entry, I’m listening to the meteorologists tell us about the big blizzard of 2011 that is upon us. I hope everyone stays safe; warm and cozy at home while we all wait for the snow. : )
And since, it always feels better to have a photo in a blog entry; here’s one of my son using my “new” old typewriter, which I bought to use for a scrapbooking project I started. It made me laugh, and feel a bit old, when I had to explain to my boys (ages 5 and 9) how a typewriter worked while looking at them at an office store that sold used equipment. The world does change fast, doesn’t it??