A Wedding Photographer's thoughts for 2012

I've been thinking a ton about this year. I love being a Wedding Photographer so it takes no effort to have vision for the upcoming year. So...I'm dreaming. Planning. Thinking...long and hard about my life. What it is now and what I want it to be. And even though I know it's very important in the world's standards to be "busy" and "success" means making more money every year...I find myself thinking differently. Weird right? I'm a fairly driven business minded person so this is a surprise to me to.

I find myself saying, "slow down" and I'm enjoying my day more because I did.

I found this cool video from one of my photographer heros DANE SANDERS. Have a look and tell my what you think.

I know I am and always will be a photographer. It's what I do and it's a part of me...but, there are so many other things in this life that are important to me. Maybe this year is about slowing down in some ways so that I can focus on other things. My kids are almost 7, 4 and 2. They are changing so fast and I don't want to miss it. They need me. Hmmmm. So much to think about.

This won't be easy for me cause I'm kinda a people-pleasing girl. But, as I look at the calendar filling up I'm wanting to slow down and think things through before it becomes too full and this is another year that flies by in business.

This isn't a normal blog post for a Wedding Photography during booking season but, I'm not your normal photographer. I pour my heart into everything I do. I'm honest and straight forward. My blog has always been about sharing my heart. I'm not changing anything dramatically but I will be tweaking things so I have boundaries on how much I take on. (It's sound advice I'd give to someone else but, rarely take seriously myself!)

I'll keep you posted.

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.