I'm mainly known for being an event photographer ... that means that I spend a lot of my weekends taking pictures at barmitzvah's, weddings, engagements or parties.
I've been doing it in total for almost 9 years and full time for just over 4.
What amazes me though is that there are still people, people that I've known for a long long time that ask me ...
"So What do you do Monday to Friday ... I mean you it's just weekends isn't it"
If only that were true .... here is a little breakdown of the things I did in December
In Dec alone, I shot close to 4000 images
There have been countless hours of editing of all of the above as well as of the over 4000 images taken in Nov ... in the last few weeks I have delivered over 13 sets of images to clients.
I've attended over a dozen meetings, phone calls and online chats
By the 20th of Dec, I drove almost 350 miles getting to and from places for the meetings and shoots.
I have been a diligent business owner and posted regularly on a number of the social network channels that I maintain a presence on.
On top of all of that I have been carrying out all the administration that a successful business entails.
I've even managed to do a little bit of work for my tax return ...
The point I'm trying to make is this ...
There is an awful lot of work that goes on behind the scenes of being a successful photographer, and even more of a successful photography business. What it often means is that I can often be working 7 days a week upwards of 12 hours a day.
To be successful in what ever you do it takes commitment, hard work and a kind of stubborness reserved for just a few, to be a successful photographer I think there are even fewer of us.
I managed a few days off over the holidays but most of all I'm looking forward to a great start to 2019 and continued growth and success.
Who ever you are, what ever you do ... happy New Year and here's to a strong and successful 2019