Writing down my goals … finally!

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve been hinting around a lot lately about some photography goals I recently set for myself.  I know that I haven’t actually come out and said what those goals are yet … I guess I just haven’t been ready.  And actually, as I’m typing this, I realized that I haven’t even taken the time to write them down for myself!  Geez!

Here’s the deal.  I feel like I’ve reached a point where I finally need to make some changes and improvements in my work and my brand.  I’ve been asking myself lately if I’m where I want to be creatively, if I am who I want to be as a photographer, and if am I sending the message I want to send with my work? In many ways, I could say yes to these questions.  But in many other ways, no. So, I knew it was time to set some goals  …

1.  Finally invest in a logo

2.  Blog more … consistently!

3.  Get a NEW blog … one with gorgeous, high res, giant images!!

4.  Study the light more and start using it in interesting ways in my work

5.  Seek out opportunities to improve technically

5.  Include my love of fashion in my work more

6.  Develop a concept, plan and carry out at least one styled shoot by the end of this year.

7.  Grow and develop my High School Senior sessions

8.  Connect with and assist for a photographer I admire

9.  Shoot an editorial/commerical fashion project

10.  Get published

I really don’t know why I haven’t done this before … write down my photography goals, that is.  I guess I just thought in the beginning that I’d pick up my camera, do what I love, and it would all just happen.  In some ways it has and I have been so very thankful.  Thankful for good friends, for great clients, and an amazingly supportive family.  But I can be better, get better, and offer MORE to my clients.  I want that for me and I want that for you!

Checking some of these goals off the list is already in the works … and I’m super excited!  Goals 9 and 10 are huge for me … just seeing them in writing puts butterflies in my stomach.  And, honestly, I have NO idea how to make them happen.   But, I’m a bit of a dreamer and I figured it was time to write these things down and share them with you.  Maybe you know something or someone I don’t and you’ll share it with me.  Maybe not.  But, they’re out there now and I’m gonna work hard to make them happen.

Signing off … here’s an image that caught my eye this week.  You’ll probably see it again in another post coming up.  I love it that much.







by bethany

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SandyMay 9, 2011 - 2:51 pm

I love watching you grow with your craft. You truly talented! Very proud of you and your goals. I have no doubt you will reach them all and we will be along for the ride! Congratulations my friend. So very honored to call you friend!

Michelle HMay 12, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Those are great goals, girl… you are headed in the right direction!

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