I always love to look back and see what I have accomplished in 2018. Some I did great at, others I did not, but I learned so much last year and for that I am so thankful! I am excited to review this to see what I can do better on in 2019!
Stacy Kamler Photography
Follow my Blog Calendar – Started off great and I did blog all of my 2018 weddings, but none of my family sessions.
Shoot 15 weddings as a primary shooter – YES! I had 16 weddings this year! Shoot 6 weddings as a second shooter– YES! I was so blessed to work along the side of 4 different photographers for 8 weddings! Book 4 shoots per month, including 5 Seniors, 2 Styled Shoots and 2 Grow-with-me Collections – YES! I had 7 seniors, 3 grow-with-me collections and on average more than 4 shoots per month! I did a few styled shoots at my conferences that I went to!
Take the Flash/Lighting Course that I had purchased a few years ago – Still have not had a chance to do this.
Explain the importance of Prints and Albums to my clients – I could have done a better job at this.
Read 1 business book every 3 months – I failed at this…
Keep track of my accounting records once a month – Expenses, Income, Mileage, and Tax! — I have to make sure to do this – Nope, this didn’t have either 🙁
ReWrite old blog post to update the SEO – My website needs some work…
Use Pinterest as Marketing Tool – I have not even been on Pinterest in my personal life.
Post to Facebook and Instagram consistently each day – I will say Yes, I did much better at this! Take Ashley Crawford’s Film course – So I didn’t get to take Ashley’s but I did take a film class in Colorado and LOVED it! Expand my Network of Vendors around Nebraska. – Yes, I can always improve, but I feel like I got to know so many more people this year! Sell my Simga 70-200
Upgrade my Canon 85
Purchase lighting for church family photos I purchased this, but honestly, didn’t use it at all.
Update my Kitchen –
cabinets and flooring Repaint upstairs and redo flooring upstairs Buy a new couch for the living room
Get caught up on scrapbooks – This has been a goal for a few years!
Read a book for fun every 3 months – I read one book.. just one 🙁
Create and follow a meal plan – Eat out only twice a week
Work out 2 times a week – Yoga, Zumba, Weights, Walking the dog
Create a budget and put money into savings
Finish Ryan’s “Man Cave” and Office
Begin planning out Greece trip for 2020
Plan our trip to Oregon this Summer
Plan a wedding (to see if this is something that I would like to offer)
Quit my day job and do Photography Full-Time
Research places for a studio/creative work space
Take two days off a month
Looking back at 2018, I learned so much about myself and my business. It was such a busy and successful year that I am still tried from it! I am hoping that 2019 brings the same amazing clients and a bit more free time!