Business has been going well, but I am taking a bit of a break to focus on some other things going on in my life. I'm still booking sessions as they come up, but am not pushing advertising or business at the moment. This being said, you can still contact me to schedule, I'm just not going to push advertising.
Part of this has been to some health issues I've been facing. One of my biggest problems is issues with my carpal tunnel and it makes holding my camera rather difficult and painful. The other, has been my heart. While I'm still undergoing tests and waiting for results and procedures or medications, I'm optimistic that the outcome will be positive.
Spring is here and summer is fast approaching so most of my sessions are moving to outdoor on location shoots. These are a lot of fun and also quite challenging as weather and lighting are always tricky to work with. I've debated on trying to get in with some horse shows, but I have more fun photographing my friends at the barn or at shows rather than covering an entire show. If I get asked, I may consider, but am not going to confront the shows for business.
The studio work is at a standstill while we still figure out exactly what we want to do and where. For those of you who have been in the "studio," we're actually looking at converting "Roxy Bun's" room into the new studio space rather than take up the entire basement. This will allow for both natural and artificial lighting and storage for props and still have a separate waiting area. The nice thing about this space is that it still has its own entrance.
I've been entering a lot more international photography competitions and contests lately and have had several photos place top 10, 20, and 30 in various categories. I've also got my new iPad Pro that I've been working on with different editing and effects. I'm still doing major editing on my computer in Photoshop as no program can come close to it's editing power, but my iPad is a contender. It's nice to curl up on the couch and be able to edit without having wires all over the place for everything attached to the computer.
I'm debating running another special for summer, but have not come up with a concept yet, so if anyone has any ideas they'd like to see, send me a shout out and let me know!