Wow, what a successful year 2013 was for CMD Photography! I shot 109 different sessions from a total of 69 separate clients - more than I EVER dreamed was possible. Nothing short of phenomenal in my opinion.
As most of you know photography started as a hobby and quickly transitioned into what is a thriving business. All the while I have still kept a full time job - which isn't changing. However, I did change jobs recently (I'm now the Marketing Director for Sanford Profile), but my photo business still remains.
That said, I didn't do the best job balancing my role as a mama/wife (first and foremost) with my full time job, teaching Zumba and being a photographer. I have promised my husband and boys that this year I would do better and in order to do so, I need to make a few changes. But I’m excited to see where this takes me!
In order to spend more time enjoying the family, I will be cutting down the number of sessions I take on. If you are a current client, this is where you will see the largest change in my business and here are the details:
I will choose two weekends a month for photo sessions.
The session times I have available will be shown on my Google Calendar.
I will book time slots for my Milestone and Mini Milestone Baby clients first. After that I will open bookings to my current clients and if I have not filled the spots, I will then take on new clients.
Each available time slot will read: VACANT SESSION
Once you see the available sessions, you will email [email protected] with your top 3 date/time requests and if you would like to pay the retainer via PayPal invoice or check. (My Facebook Messaging feature has been disabled to allow all emails to come to one place.)
o In order to secure your spot, you will be asked to pay a non-refunable retainer of $75.00. You can pay this via a PayPal invoice (you will incur a small convenience/processing fee) or you can mail me a check. Either option is fine, but your method of desired payment must be included in your email. (If you are part of the Milestone Package, this does not apply to your appointments after the initial retainer is paid.)
o If a session needs to be rescheduled, I must be notified 24 hours prior to the session or you will not be rescheduled. (This will be evaluated on a case by case basis and will have special circumstances - ie: weather and illness.)
o Once all sessions are full, your name will go on a waiting list and you will be contacted if a session is cancelled.
A few additional notes for everyone to be aware of: