What a year!
Training, training, training, and then practise, practise, practise! And if I compare my work at the end of the 2014 to my work at the end of 2013 I can see a definite improvement so I'm pleased to say it was worth it!
I won my first photography competition in 2014 which meant a huge amount to me as it was judged by fellow portrait photographers. Hopefully it won't be a one off!
I met some truly wonderful Clients and photographed some amazing families and beautiful babies and children. It's been a fabulous year and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
So, what will 2015 entail?
Well, the training will continue into 2015. There are some more editing techniques I would like to learn, some further lighting set ups I would like to explore and other aspects of posing I would like to look into. Onwards and upwards - hopefully!
I intend to enter a few more Portrait Competitions and if one of your images is used and wins you will receive a free mounted print of the winning image. Obviously images will only be used if you provided permission on the form you signed at the end of your session.
I have been doing a bit of research and it appears that my USB/Digital Image prices are well below other Photographer's prices. I'm afraid these will be subject to an increase in Spring 2015. However bookings made before the increase will be able to order USB's/Digital Images at the pre-increase prices. So if you would like a session within the next few months now is the time to book it to benefit from the current prices! Also you will be pleased to hear that for the second year running I am not planning to increase the prices of prints, Wall Art or any other products offered.
I am planning to provide details of Special Offers, Special Events, Competitions etc to subscribers of my Mailing List before I post the details on Facebook and other Social Media sites. So if you would like to subscribe please click the link and add your email address (don't forget to add Portraits by Sarah to your address book so I don't end up as junk mail!) http://eepurl.com/bbmpI5. Please be assured that you will not be flooded with spam, I only envisage sending out a couple of emails every quarter and you are of course free to unsubscribe at any time!
For those of you who visited me for a Newborn session in 2014, I am planning a special offer for those who wish to return for a 1st Birthday Cake Smash in 2015. Please let me know if you would be interested in receiving details, if you are a subscriber to the mailing list you will automatically receive this information.
My big goal this year is to set aside some time to submit a panel to the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and to achieve their Licentiateship qualification. This is a huge challenge but I am determined to get there one day!! Watch this space....
I am sure there will be some other points to add along the way but for now those will keep me busy! Over the next couple of weeks I intend to publish some blog posts showcasing some of 2014's Newborns, Cake Smashes and Portrait Sessions. If you had a session in 2014 and you would prefer not to be included please let me know.
Here are some of this years Christmas cuties!