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   Not sure if I will be doing this.

Purchase lighting for church family photos  I purchased this, but honestly, didn’t use it at all.

Personal Goals

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!