Can you believe it is 2019?! Personally, it seems like 2018 flew by! It was a very busy year. For Stephanie Ford Photography, I set the goal at the beginning of 2018 to shoot 10-20 weddings. During 2018, I shot 17 weddings. 17! And did a variety of family, senior, and engagement shoots as well. When I started out this year, I wasn't working this business full time. This changed as the year progressed. While I already have a full time day job, I found myself spending more and more time on a weekly basis working on my business in a variety of ways.
As the year progressed, I found it easy to increase the amount of time on my business as I had so much going on and so much still to learn. I am so thankful for this first year in business! It has taught me so much. Not just about photography, but about people. About business. About myself. These experiences often have me wondering "how can I do better?" This question has me thinking about photography technique, blogging, customer service, client experience, albums and prints, and more.
So what is ahead in 2019? This year, my goal is to shoot 30 weddings. Yes, I am still working a full time day job. That said, my job is giving me additional day off per week bringing a former 5 day/week job down to 4 days. This is a huge blessing! This is time that I can spend in so many different ways to build the business or myself personally. I would also like to do more senior sessions and brand photography this year!
We live in a social media world. In all honesty, I still don't understand fully what this means. But I am going to be sharing more of myself online in various ways. Hopefully you all will follow me on FB and IG @stephaniefordphotography and we can get to know each other better!