Wow, where to begin with this incredible year.
This year has been my first full year where I’ve been completely self employed. I honestly don’t know how I managed to fit everything in when I was working part time alongside running this business last year! Taking the leap into full-time self employment was so scary and daunting, but it was honestly the best decision I’ve ever made.
2019 has been my busiest year to date. I’ve photographed 33 weddings through Honeydew Moments including one in France and also one in Sorrento, Italy!
I’ve also shot a few weddings seconding shooting for other amazing photographers too!
Looking back at the goals I set this time last year I had set myself three main goals to achieve in 2019.
- Provide a better and more premium client experience. This means providing higher quality products, a more streamlined service and hopefully a faster turnaround time.
- Focus in on my niche target market even more.
- Design a new website
I definitely think I’ve achieved all the 2019 goals I set out to do. My turnaround time has decreased as I have more time for editing since going self-employed. I am attracting the most amazing couples who are certainly my target market and my new website has been live since January and It’s amazing!
My goals for 2020 are slightly bigger, focusing on growing.
- Start to write content for an online course ready to launch in 2021!
- Hire associate photographers to work for Honeydew Moments.
- Outsource and automate the parts of my business that I don’t personally need to do myself.
I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph the most amazing couples at some fantastic venues this year. Here’s my favourite image from each of my weddings this year!
Natasha & Thomas at Bryn Meadows
Charlotte & Patrik at Clevedon Pier
Emily & Tom at Botleigh Grange
Katie & Michael at New Place Hotel
Kristen & Dan at Clearwell Castle
Rachel & Sam at Morfa Farm
Katie & Joe at Les Sines, France
Stacey & Harry at The Old Barn Inn
Phillipa & Jamie at The Elephant Hotel
Olivia & Cameron at Brynich Barn
Kerry & Paul at Gilbert White’s Barn
Claire & Sean at Holm House
Gina & Rob at Sopley Mill
Sophie & Dan at Hamworthy Club
Katherine & Louis at Folly Farm
Clair & John at Folly Farm
Claire & Doug at Folly Farm
Spurthi & Sai at Oldwalls
Eva & Chris at Folly Farm
Katie & Jason at Holiday Inn, Winchester
Amber & Jamie at Sopley Mill
Andy & Marion at Audleys Wood