HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
2014 is going to be a big one for Amanda Dee Photography! The biggest yet, in fact!
And it’s only fitting that this Spring marks 10 YEARS that I’ve been doing photography. Well, technically, I’ve been doing photography since I was probably six or seven years old and have been in love with it ever since. But I have always measured the beginning of my photography career from the first wedding I ever shot. It was a favor for a family friend whose photographer backed out on them at the last minute. A few weeks later, another family member asked for me to shoot their wedding. And so, my life as a photographer began. I’ve built my business slowly, from the ground up over the past 10 years, never taking out loans to acquire new equipment or studio space. Nearly all of my income was put right back into the business. Life was also happening during those 10 years with three children, a marriage, lots of ups and downs, and up until the birth of my last child in July of 2012, there was always another “side job” to ensure income when photography was slow. But with the constant encouragement of my husband, friends and loyal clients, I took the plunge and made photography my full time passion. And I’m so glad I did it because business is booming and I’m very happy to be doing what I love and making a living doing it. As crazy as it can be running a business by yourself (by myself is not entirely true since my husband is the best IT support/website builder/assistant I know and works for peanuts), I am so grateful everyday to be a small part of so many of my clients’ happy memories! What I do is so rewarding on nearly an everyday basis and not many people can say that, so I know am lucky and for that I am very thankful.
My 2014 schedule already has so many bookings, from weddings to births, to newborns to family sessions, and everything in between, and I am SO excited!! I feel so honored that so many people have faith in me to capture those important, never-want-to-forget-moments and it’s hard for me to say no to anyone that believes in me. This year, however, I may have to, I know I will have to, start saying “no” to some sessions and weddings. It will be hard, but I love spending time with my husband and three children as much as I love doing photography. As a mom and also as a photographer of families, I know all too well just how fast kids grow! It’s really just amazing how quick they grow up! So while I’m capturing beautiful memories for other families, I vow to make lots of beautiful memories with my own family as well. (I may even try to take more photos of them with my “big girl camera” instead of just my iPhone).
So, if you’ve made it this far in my short novel, thank you, and the main message here is that if you’re thinking of doing a session with me this year PLEASE try to get on my schedule soon! Especially if you’re thinking of doing a session in the months of May, August, September, or October because I already have weddings nearly every Saturday in those months and I know weekends are what works best for most of you. Also, newborns are something I have a really hard time saying no to, but again, if you’re considering a session with my please contact me as soon as possible to get your due date on me calendar.
To inquire or book a session/wedding please email me at email@example.com.
A huge THANK YOU to all my clients and I can’t wait to see you all in 2014!!!
PS- New website launching soon!