Big annoucement…

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:

9 Comments
  • Crystal
    Posted at 16:42h, 15 March Reply

    Lovely Amanda! I can’t wait to see where this journey takes you! Your family is worth it, and your Seniors are lucky!!!! Best of luck!

  • Malisa
    Posted at 16:52h, 15 March Reply

    Congrats Amanda on moving into the specialty zone. I too LOVE seniors, and love seeing your work. Keep rockin it girl!

  • KatrinaLee
    Posted at 18:26h, 15 March Reply

    Girl, you rock on! You are an inspiration!

  • Jessica C
    Posted at 19:01h, 15 March Reply

    I’m excited to see where your new adventures send you! I know you will be blessed anyway you go! Congrats to you<3

  • Lacey
    Posted at 19:13h, 15 March Reply

    I’m really happy for you, Amanda. You and your family and for all the Seniors who will have the pleasure to work with you. It is a blessing to choose, in this business, to do ONLY what you LOVE! I think that will make you be an even MORE amazing photographer. You will be THE Senior Photographer in your area!

  • Beth
    Posted at 00:12h, 16 March Reply

    Amanda, I’m so happy for you and congratulate you whole heartedly on your decision. I can only see great things ahead for you.

  • Mindy
    Posted at 15:15h, 16 March Reply

    Congrats Amanda on this next part of your journey! You do an amazing job on seniors and I can’t wait to see all of your future sessions!

  • Kayla
    Posted at 13:32h, 05 April Reply

    I’ve been having the same questions lately, thinking I should start focusing on weddings only. Sometimes it feels like the other sessions are too much and things are too crazy. It would be nice to have one focus and stick to it. I feel you on just doing seniors – they have such an amazing energy, are just so beautiful and fun to photograph! Congratulations on making a big move and taking care of yourself and family!

  • Kate Craft
    Posted at 20:02h, 05 April Reply

    SO very excited for you I am heading in this direction too …just the specializing in seniors I really truly love to shoot them so much and to think a year ago I was so afraid of that first senior session!!! Kepp up the awesome work!

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