Life is messy.
Do you think that life is supposed to be perfect? Our lives were not designed to be easy, to be perfect, to be unicorns and rainbows. We need the rain, to appreciate the sun.
This last week, I went on a retreat. Headed down to Oceanside Oregon for 4 days away. The timing was not ideal. I had a huge project launching right at the tail end of my stay. I was worried that things would not go right. But what I received, was exactly what I needed to hear, to experience.
I thought that giving up photography was the right choice for me. That I had nothing left to give. After lots of conversation and perspective, I realized that giving up photography, like I had previously announced, wasn't really what I wanted.
What I really wanted was to work with people who light my fire. Who want more than 'just a photoshoot'. I want to give people an unforgettable experience. I want to help people discover who they are. And to really truly achieve that, I needed to SIMPLIFY and provide those opportunities.
"NOTHING CHANGES IF NOTHING CHANGES" - Unknown
I'm MAKING SOME CHANGES!
Here's the direction I have decided to take my business.
1. Headshots and business branding... I absolutely love to work with entrepreneurs, to help them with their branding. What really lights my fire though... is helping entrepreneurs strategize ways to get their business to the next level. So I will be offering my Brainstorming and Branding sessions to achieve that. We will spend 1/2 the day talking about ways to uplevel your business and then the other half doing photos. You will receive at least 90 images for your marketing, social media, website, etc... I will be also offering a "Get your $hit done" retreat at the beach, likely quarterly, to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take some time away and to focus on getting things DONE. Wanna come? Let me know!
2. High School Seniors - I LOVE working with high school seniors who are making a difference in the world. I want to spend as much time with them, to watch them change, grow and EVOLVE. There is something magical that happens from their first photo shoot in the summer, to the last photo shoot at graduation. It's like they have evolved into this amazing adult, who is ready to take on the world. I love being a part of that. So, I will be offering one senior package: EVOLUTION, which includes 3 photo shoots (1 hour each), prom, homecoming and cap and gown photos. I am also including an album, a collage, announcements and lots of gift prints for family + all of the digitals + smart phone app.
3. Boudoir/Glam/Pin-Up - Empowering women, boudoir photography has been the 'thing' that I have become known for. The inquiries I get from women all say the same thing "I am wanting to boost my confidence" and they are using a photo shoot to try and accomplish it. Here's the deal... I'm going to be honest with you... It's a great confidence booster, but it's not a cure. If you want to truly LOVE YOURSELF, and feel good in the skin you are in, it is a PROCESS. So here's what I'm prepared to offer... Pick your poison: My group coaching program OR a 3-day Retreat. I will be offering them quarterly, so if that's something you'd like to get on the list for, please let me know. Upon completion of the course or the retreat, we will do a photo shoot to celebrate your self-love, your confidence. The retreat location will double as our photo shoot location, so it could have water views, or it could be a cute farmhouse! The photo shoot will include up a 1-2 hour shoot, hair and makeup, 20 edited images in a box or album, and 20 digital files + smart phone app.
Would you like to help me plan my first retreat?
I have created a survey to help start collecting ideas! Here is a link to fill that out: https://forms.gle/SyKAGszk3dauVHKe7
Thank you for your continued support as I figure out this thing called LIFE!