Avery James Photography

Avery James Photography

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picture A Day - Oct 20, 2010 (and business update)

uhmm...maybe I should title this "Picture a Week...maybe a Month" instead...??  The last week or so I've been rotating the projects I'm working on since there's so many, and the Picture a Day just didn't happen in that time....even though I had a great picture to share!  Oh well...I'll do what I can with posting and we'll see how it turns out. :) :)

I've also been making a LOT of changes in my business...I'll do a more official post about it later, but just a couple things here:

1. I will no longer be shooting any more events, including weddings... (gasp!)...I know...'what is this girl thinking??'...Well, there's a long list of reasons for it, but the bottom line is - I just don't want to.  I don't enjoy it, and I don't want to grow to hate my business...so I need to focus on things that I do enjoy...even if it means a big pay cut :(

2. I will also no longer be doing any fundraiser mini-sessions (another gasp!)...again, a big income-generator for me, but I just don't enjoy doing it...it doesn't mesh with my photography style and is very stressful and time consuming.

And those are the main two changes for now...I'll be having some pricing changes and process changes coming very soon as well (so book your session now if you want to get in at the current rates!!!)...forthcoming soon.

I also spent all morning rebuilding my e-mail subscription database...I lost everything when I transitioned to my new Mac awhile back and just haven't had time to redo it til now...but I'm POSITIVE that I've left some subscribers off the new list, I just didn't have all of the old names that I did on my old list...I'll be sending out an email update soon and will post something here, so if you don't get it, then you're not on my list....if you'd like to be, just let me know! :)

OK - so on to my picture for the day...I was going through some old pictures yesterday and came across a set of pics that I forgot I even took...it was from almost two years ago when I took my son to the beach and there were a bunch of sailboats just out cruising around.  A beautiful sight.  I happened to have brought my camera with me and took the opportunity to snap some pics...below is the final product of one of them....

I also decided to put this print up for sale on my Etsy shop in case anyone is interested! :)

Etsy: Blue Marbles - $25.00 8x10 (larger sizes available)


7 comments:

Tina said...

Crystal-
I just love your photographs and love that you decided to create a blog. I'm excited to read more.
Tina :)

Avery James Photography said...

awww thank you Tina!!! :) :) I'm excited that you're reading it. :) :)

Ms. Givens said...

That is wonderful!

check out my reveal on todays post

Tangerine Fairy said...

wow i'm in awe of this shot..love the light and colors in the sky..breathtaking..

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Stunning! Wow.

Carolyn said...

Hi Crystal!

It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for following and now I am following you! :)

I am sorry about your loss...may God continue to heal your heart and also bless you and your family!

Your photography is BEAUTIFUL!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Crystal. Thanks for finding my blog and becoming a Follower. I have just become a Follower of yours! Your photos look fantastic! Good luck with your business and I will visit again soon. Have a great weekend.
Best regards,
Gloria