Phew, I'm exhausted! Been busy busy busy with a lot of holiday sessions and still have more to go! But, I'm loving every minute of it and have been continuing to add more and more to the business. The client access site has been working out well and clients can login to download their photos for faster turnaround. They can also purchase gift items directly from the site! Mugs, mouse pads, keychains, buttons, photo prints, canvas wraps, and so much more! Added more gear to my arsenal, both photographic and editing. Adding more and more to the studio as far as backdrops and props. I'm buying as I go along for now, which is working out better for my budget (so I like to tell myself anyways). I have absolutely loved working with the kids and families that I've had so far! Thank you to everyone with your patience as we work together to get the perfect photo. I will be taking a small break for the holidays soon, but will be resuming right after the new year!
On a different note, away from the business, my back is healing. For those that didn't know, I had a third fall from my horse recently. This one was pretty bad and messed up my back pretty good. I guess it wasn't really a fall. I went out on a trail ride and my cantankerous little pony decided to rodeo buck me right out of the saddle. My chiropractor has been fantastic with helping me get re-aligned. The photo sessions are definitely taxing to my back and the next day usually consists of ice or heat and a lot of stretching. I'm getting ready for vacation soon, so I'm hoping I can heal a little more quickly and won't be gimpy limpy while away. I love my horse dearly and she is my big baby, but she is very difficult to ride. She'll be heading back into training in 2016 and hopefully by spring, I'll be back in the saddle!