2015 was a year of big changes for me, both personally and professionally. The most significant change for me was adjusting my business to focus more on work that gives me the greatest inspiration: documentary style photography. I built a new website for my documentary work, began marketing my Day in the Life sessions both to families and businesses, and really refocused my efforts toward making art, not just taking pictures.
My biggest accomplishment in 2015 was my Family Photography award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. What an honor to be recognized by a group that so firmly supports and represents the work done by family photographers. I also had a win in the Weekly Favorites competition and our local newspaper published one of my images. Yay!
On the personal side, my oldest son flew the coop. Of course, we knew this was coming; he’s nearly 20 years old. But it’s an adjustment and we miss him. I also have found myself trying to steal my friends’ children. “Wouldn’t you like me to babysit this weekend?”, I wheedle. Interestingly, nobody seems inclined to let me have their children, go figure. It’s a good thing I’m a family photographer, I get to spend a lot of time with kids and that helps soothe my desire to have more kids.
I also embarked on a personal art project where I worked with photos I’ve taken over the last 10 years of demolitions, and a 52 week project which I failed to finish but enjoyed nonetheless.
What’s coming for 2016? I’ll tell you in my next post!
Want to see more of my personal projects? Check out my Instagram @lifeunstill