It's getting close to the new year... so I thought I'd write down some of my goals for the next year. Now I must admit, I'm a pretty big dreamer. I truly believe that anything can happen if you work hard and are passionate about what you do. This year I've accomplished more than I could ever dreamed of. I'm so thankful that God has placed such great passions in my heart, not only to create photographs but to whole heartedly love people. I think this is one of the main reasons I'll never get bored of what I do....it makes me so excited every time I get to meet a new couple and become a small part of their lives! So here goes my list...I can't wait to look back on these and laugh thinking that these were 'crazy' or 'impossible' goals ;)
TRAVEL -- I would love to travel to 3 new places in 2016. I already have plans to go back to Oregon, but that doesn't count on my list ;) Hopefully I'll pick up some destination weddings in Europe- now that would be a dream!
FILM -- In 2016, I would like to begin offering film in my wedding packages. Right now, this seems like an ambitious goal to me considering I've shot about 3 rolls of film. HOWEVER I'm hoping by the end of the year I'll have lots of practice!! I absolutely love everything about shooting film, mainly how it makes you slow down...I'm a fast shooter...
REBRAND -- Although I updated my website not too long ago, I feel it could use some more tweaking! I would love to work with someone and redesign my website & also create a new logo that's more personal to me.
BLOG -- Be more consistent with my blogging. My goal would be to blog once a week and also include more personal blogs. This would include things that I'm up to, some tips & tricks, and just my everyday life! (Hopefully that sounds interesting and not too boring ;))
PUBLISHED -- Have my work published in PRINT. It would be totally amazing to see my work in a printed magazine!
STYLED SHOOTS -- Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. This only makes you better as a photographer! I plan to do A LOT more styled shoots next year and hopefully travel to do some as well! Styled shoots are so much fun to me because you get to let your creativity loose and you get to connect with other amazing vendors.
WORSHIP -- This should realistically be at the top of the list haha. I plan to spend more time with God and really dig into His word! It's so easy to let the busyness and everything else in this world become a distraction. My goal for next year and for the rest of this year is to set aside time to spend with Jesus, and really give him my everything. In the end, nothing else truly matters.
Thank you all so much for supporting me on this journey...I can't wait to see what 2016 holds. I write this not only to motivate myself, but to hopefully encourage and motivate you as well. Keep following the dreams & passions God has placed on your heart and trust in HIM to make them happen! :)