Christmas is right around the corner and this year I made the decision to close down my studio for a couple weeks.

Feels good... kinda... 😰

I had a great year and met all my goals, but still one of the hardest things about running a small business is knowing when it's time to stop and breathe.

Early in my photography career, a rockstar workshop photographer I can't remember told me... When you're not photographing, you're not making money.

No wonder I'm messed up... Thanks, Captain Obvious!

When I was younger and working for the man, I never had a problem putting my pencil down and getting out of Dodge. The man let me do it too, even encouraged it sometimes.

But now, it's so hard to just stop everything!

Even today with the studio officially closed, I'm at my desk posting on Instagram, responding to emails, returning calls, creating marketing materials and writing this newsletter...

And writing this newsletter! Can you believe it?

End of that... 🤣


Magazine Update

PILF contest is right around the corner

Don't forget... we're going to start accepting submissions for our annual Photographer's I'd like to Follow contest on Monday, December 27th.

Mark your calendars now, because you're not going to want to miss this year's contest!

If you're subscribed to this newsletter, the contest details should show up in your email inbox on Monday morning, so be on the lookout!


Marketing and Branding

Instagram and Social Media

Your mental health

And Finally

That's all for now, folks!

See you next week with the contest details...

I hope you and your families all have a great Christmas and holiday season!