15 Mar Big annoucement…
During the last Q&A day, a photog friend of mine asked the following question: “ What do you feel is the hardest thing about photography? Hardest thing about running a successful business?”
Jenny, your question couldn’t have come at more of a perfect time. Recently there have been some HUGE changes going on with Amanda Holloway Photography. I have recently decided to specialize in Senior Photography which means I am no longer photographing families, newborns, toddlers, etc. I will only be shooting seniors and occasionally, the bridal session and engagement session (maybe the occasional maternity session).
THAT’S the hardest thing… moderation. Photography is like an addiction for me (and a lot of other photographers I know agree with me). I so badly want the latest and greatest and try so hard to keep up with everyone else. Well… I can’t. Actually… I don’t want to. What I do want is to spend more time with MY family and continue what I love most… photographing seniors. I always get so excited when I have a senior to shoot and can’t wait to come home and start editing. I have PASSION for senior photography. Don’t get me wrong… I have passion for family and baby photography too, but when it comes to seniors, something is different.
It’s like when you know you’ve found “the one.”
I met my husband almost 8 years ago at a college get together. I just knew he was the one… and you can ask my friend Brittany who was with me that night because I even told her that there was something different about him. Well…. 6 years later, here we are.
Ladies and Gentlemen, that’s how I feel about senior photography. It’s my (photography) LOVE. It brings me pure happiness and I feel right when I’m photographing a senior. It’s my one and only. Sure… I had a good time with family and baby photography, but I don’t want to marry it. Would I marry senior photography? I DO! See? I just did. J
I’m really excited to embark on this path in my photography career. It’s a little scary but none the less, I’m stoked. If you ask my family and friends, I’m not one who really does anything “half way.” It’s either “go BIG or go home” for me. And this is my “GO BIG.”
But Amanda! What about in your down time?!?!? What will you do then? Hah! I’m on top of it! I am opening up a e-boutique JUST FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! Woo hoo! It’s called “Photog Couture” and it will be fantastic. I plan on showcasing everything from premade logos to blog headers, splash pages to senior rep cards, and marketing templates to fine art design. I’m so excited about this and can’t wait to get it open. I know it will take me months to get everything set up and open, but I am going to take my time and make my family priority as it should be. I can design when I want, and don’t have to when I don’t. It’s a kind of freedom I’m not used to and that alone, will be a learning curve, but it’s totally worth it when I get to snuggle up with my little family and watch “Cars” for the eleventy billionth time.
So, there it is. My big announcement… I’m a MOM & WIFE who needs and wants to spend more time with my family. My family is my first love and will always be.
And because posts are always better with a picture, here’s one of the reasons I’ve made this decision: