The parenting phrase 'it takes a village' is also applicable when raising a business. I've been told many times over the years to delegate wherever I can, to stick to what I like best about my business, and what I'm most good at. That advice could not be more accurate. I've learned that trying to do it all myself is a waste of time, energy, and more often than not never gets the job done the way I want it. Either due to lack of skill or proper production time. Giving up control is a huge part of owning a small or micro business. If this is your story right now- I encourage you to start letting go and find your village. Find the professionals that will help you thrive and make your life easier!
For me, one of those people was Axel's Mom, Emma of Epple Design.
If you haven't seen the new KHP Welcome Guide, *sigh* is beautiful! It's everything that I wanted for helping my clients decide on, plan, and invest in their photography from start to finish and Emma was the master designer behind the whole thing! I'm so glad I had her expertise throughout the process! When I first took in her inquiry and we got to know each other, I couldn't much ignore the fact that our artistic chemistry was spot on and she was a great fit for this project that I had literally been poking at for almost 2 years! YES!!! That's right, it's been 2 years!!! I know, I know...my ability to let go of control is a whole other blog post for another day...
But, here we were. I finally jumped at the chance to employ someone else's professional services to help me grow my business and take back my own time!
It worked! On top of it, I'm getting to share their family as my art. I'm so proud of this session! Working in a new studio space for the better part of a year has been wonderful, but just like anything it takes time to find the sweet spot. To know exactly how the light will look at a given time of day, how I want my props positioned and what my camera settings need to be to get the best look in post production.
When it all comes together like that, you know that you can move through the creative process much smoother and with less trial and error! That is a gift right there! The relief for me is priceless! I'm excited to keep exploring my creativity more productively. Thank you, Emma!
Please join me in welcoming Axel Earthside. Happy Birthday sweet guy!
If you are expecting a little one or have a growing family, please consider me for your next photography session.
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