As photographers, we want to be far more intentional with our work. On a wedding day, we want to take less photos. No more overshooting! We want to be ready to capture anything, but more intentional in what we are doing behind the camera. Be more present, precise, and calm behind the camera taking more authentic, creative and meaningful images. As a result of all of this intentional work, we want to deliver more awesome images to our couples. Less equals more in this scenario. We look forward to being even more intentional in our photography this year than ever before.
Being intentional with our time is going to lead to more balance in our life (which by the way was almost our word for 2017). But we realized balance is achieved, in part, with clear intention. When we sit down to edit photos, that's what we'll do. We will intentionally not get caught up with blogging or emails or taxes and instead we'll do what needs to be done. When we sit down to dinner with our family, we won't check email from our phones, or post a comment to Instagram. We will give our family the time, focus and attention they deserve. Being intentional with our time, carving out segments of our day for each necessary task, and sticking to it, will give us the ability to balance that time more evenly.
Efficiency has never been something we struggled with. We've always been good at productivity and meeting goals. From the get go, we've been hard fast in our determination to have photos edited and delivered super fast. It's just not up for debate, we will have wedding galleries delivered in a matter of weeks, or more like days. Never, ever do we want to be stuck behind the computer screen at 2am, behind in our work, with a Bride asking where her photos are, or editing frantically before the holidays. However, there have to be new areas that we can be even more intentional with our time, and hopefully carve out even more of it for ourselves and for growing the business.
We can't wait to see where this year takes us, and we pray that the blessings we've received over the past few years continue. The opportunity to photograph beautiful people on their wedding day, and the health and happiness of our family are all we ever hope and pray for. We will work and do our part in making 2017 a great year, by focusing on being INTENTIONAL. What's your word?