“It is only the long and patient road that leads to anywhere.” – Muriel Strode

It has been a long couple of weeks, and it has most certainly tried my patience.

On top of working on preparing for homeschooling my son the next school year I have been getting prepared for the next photography season. It isn’t that I don’t photograph during the winter, but as an outdoor photographer there aren’t many people – so far – that have requested it.

The next few days, maybe weeks, aren’t going to be any easier. I have order, obtained, or will be ordering:

Two Newborn Baskets
Newborn Wraps
2x – Letters to spell GRAD
2x – Letters to spell HIS and HERS
2x – Numbers to write 2020 for next years Grads
Realistic Flowers

I’m sure I’ll be picking up more items as time passes, and this is only adding to my small inventory. Of course, all the numbers and letters that I have purchased will need painted. That’s a lot of painting. While I have seen that the vast majority of photographers use black and white letters and numbers I have decided that I am going to step outside of the box and go with silver and gold. Why? Because I’d like to be a little different. *shrug* I need to purchase some decent gold and silver frames to match as well. But I’ll cross that road eventually.

In the last few weeks I have also purchased my dot com, obtained all my insurance and permits, my state park entrance fee for the year, and gotten my business cards. I am also happy to announce that I have finally upgraded my equipment. It is going to take me a little bit of time to get used to the new equipment though, because it is quite a bit heavier than what I’m used to….by at least an extra pound. I was smart enough to order a new camera strap and bag to hold the added weight. I’ll be donating my old camera to a dearest cousin because she is showing a great interest in photography at the young age of 11. Anything I can do to help, I suppose.

My spring pricing announces ten days from Sunday, and I’m pretty excited. I don’t think I’ll be using my “standard” pricing at all this year. I honestly just had just a great year last year that I would like to pay it forward this year with my client base. My one year anniversary comes up April 24th, and I’m only 25 likes on Facebook away from my first 500. Not bad, I don’t think. Wanna like me on facebook? Head here.