before I say anything, I want to say thank you!
Before I jump into what I've been up to, I just want to say thank you!
It's been TWO YEARS since I've updated this part of my website. And frankly, I'm embarrassed. And I apologize. BUT! I want to say thank you for the sudden growth in views that I've had.
A lot of those views have been coming here!
I'm so grateful that you are wondering what's "new" or "what's next?"
That's why you came to this page, right?
So thank you to the influx of viewers that I've recently received. And for those who have been looking at this page, I'm about to drop some updates for you!
Working behind the scenes + a hiatus
As you probably guessed, I've been working.
Last year (2021) I traveled the MOST I have yet to travel in my career. Over 4,000 miles!!!! Thanks to you! Thank you for hiring me for distant weddings, and special location photoshoots. (ahem, like the beach)
But towards the end of last year, my part time job was beginning to be extremely stressful. I have been working at a wonderful day care since the summer of 2020. But this past year was stressful mentally and financially. I realized the goals I have would not be met by the day care. (Financially speaking) And the issues that were causing me to have mini-break downs finally subsided. Unfortunately, the money problem was still there. I've sat on this for almost a year now, and have prayed consistently on the choice I had to make. Do I stay or go?
While I'm still uncertain of what's to come or what change might be about to take place, I knew I needed a hiatus. So I haven't been on social media. I haven't been sharing BTS footage or pictures. I haven't said much since my part time job became such a heavy burden. Or it seemed to feel that way. I knew it was needed, but now I'm coming out of it swinging.
While a new part time job could be on the horizon, there are some things I know for certain will happen.
I already have some videos in the making and I cannot wait to share and produce what all I have envisioned. I've got a lot of ideas and I'm excited to get to work.
I follow two photographers (who I admire and try to learn from) who recently both made posts about when to increase your prices. They both uploaded these videos almost in sync with each other. I felt like it was a back to back "here's your sign" moment.
So after thinking it over and evaluating my spendings while doing taxes, I've decided it NEEDS to happen. With inflation and gas prices rising, I too have to raise my prices in order to afford what I do. As well as what I purchase for Clients, all while trying to make sure I have money left over for myself. It's a scary decision, but I feel it is necessary. So be on the look out, the "services" page will be updated at some point.
A new post will be made for that. ;) Stay tuned...
The biggest thing I've learned this past year is about trusting God. He's been dropping hints that I need to pursue certain things.
I've been seeing that there are people in my corner, waiting to see what I do. People on TikTok, youtube and in my personal life have been showing their support. And I come here to upload a "preview" of a wedding video for some Clients and I see my website views have skyrocketed!!
So having said all that, I really have a lot to do and need to get to work.
Thank you for all your support and for being with me on this journey of mine.
Until next time,
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They call me "Lady", my name's Corinne