Creative planning ideas….

Almost everyone I know celebrates Thanksgiving in some way. After all of the food and friends and family, I find it’s a good time to reflect on the blessings I have in my life. November and December are slower times in my business which is stressful financially but its also a great time for recharging and planning for the year ahead of me. Setting goals is important…but planning to make them actually come to fruition is the hard part! I work on my personal goals, my business goals and the group goals we set as a family. As a single mom, just figuring out my work schedule and making things work with my children’s schedules can be daunting. I am a list maker…which doesn’t really integrate well with today’s digital technology. I love to doodle and scribble all of my ideas on paper but organizing them and making them accessible can be a challenge. Does anyone have any apps or technology to share with me on how to better handle this? Please comment if you do! I would really appreciate the help!

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Plan ahead for your marketing….Double chocolate mousse… YUM!

Here’s a dessert shoot i did a few weeks ago for my portfolio. Since it was personal work, I just barely got around to processing it. Clients work always comes first!  

You may notice some ornaments in the background. It because we generally shoot holiday items as early as July. It’s a good thing to keep in mind if you are planning an advertising campaign for the Christmas holidays, you will be better organized if you have your photography done in advance. (Plus it saves you money, rushed shoots usually cost more!) When you plan in advance you can save money by scheduling in photographer’s and designer’s slower times, plus you have more time to get all the little details perfect. A rushed job is rarely a great job!