New Year, New Challenges

My 2023 Photography Goals

As we wave goodbye to the year 2022 and welcome 2023 it’s time for all of us to reflect on our previous year’s accomplishments and set new goals for ourselves. This year, I am particularly inspired to reach my own photography goals and make 2023 an even more successful year for me AND my clients.

Firstly, I am going to focus on trying one new thing per session. Whether it be a new pose, new lighting technique, new wardrobe piece, or that unused backdrop that’s been pushed to the back of the rack. My hope is to bring new magic and techniques to my creative process so as not to become TOO comfortable with my work. As part of this goal, I will be investing in (even more) creative courses that can teach me the nuances of different composition and color management so that my portraits can be pushed even further towards that “next level” while remaining aesthetically pleasing.

Secondly, and in relation to the first goal, I am looking forward to taking on more challenging projects and expanding my portfolio with a range of artistic styles.

Why I’m Excited for a New Artistic Challenge

As the clock struck twelve, cheers rang out from all corners of the world to welcome the start of a new year. It is now 2023, and with it comes a renewed sense of hope and optimism for what this year can bring. But one thought dominates my mind: I’m excited for a challenge.

My artistic challenges not only lie with me, but with my past, current and future clients. What do YOU want to try? What do YOU want to see in your portraits? Or, do you trust me to style your entire session on my own?

I do want to make one thing clear. I am not abandoning my workflow, tried and true poses or my true-to-myself sense of portraiture style. I am simply challenging myself to include 1-2 new styling tweaks per session. You see, it’s not about changing who I am as a photographer; it’s about adding to my toolbox.

Now that 2023 has begun and we turn our attention towards the future, I’m looking forward to taking on whatever challenges come my way.