For the first time in my photography business, I’ve had to turn down two portrait sessions in a row.
I don’t share this to complain about being busy – we’ve all heard that discussion before and I don’t want to go there. Instead, I share it from the perspective of acknowledging my limits and understanding when to draw the line – if only to preserve my sanity. (And I keep telling myself it’s a good problem to have.)
I knew the holidays would be a busy time for family portraits – for obvious reasons – but I was somewhat unprepared for the influx of requests in November.
And as someone who strives to please everyone, it pains me to have to turn people away. I mean, aren’t we entrepreneurial types supposed to work like dogs to prove our worth? Possibly… but in my case, I’m smart enough to remember my priorities in that I have a truly great 8 to 5 as well.
Happily, I was able to say “yes” to these angels:
Little Renee has the best head of hair I’ve ever seen on a 10 month old.
I’ve been photographing Alivia since she was in her mama’s tummy:
I’m blessed that these families have invited me into their lives to capture such a special moment in time. And if it required a couple of “no’s” to make it happen, then that’s okay by me.