Hello world, I'm new here! Ever see that on a newborn shirt? I have officially been in Meridian Idaho for just over a year and believe it or not am just now writing my first (not ever) blog post for my photography business here in the Treasure Valley! I guess my husband and I have been busy setting up/relocating our businesses, exploring our new home, meeting new clients, visiting our kids (a whole blog post in itself) . It's time for me to get back into the routine of blogging regularly as part of my business practices, and I figure that the first post may as well be a bit of an introduction. I will follow it up with a post on relocating, something I did not plan on doing at age 50, and how to get, find and keep new clients.
My name is Sheila and I have been a photographer for over 20 years. I moved to the USA in 2015 to be with my husband Nate who was a Utah resident. 6 months after moving, his job required us moving to the Boise Idaho area and we have absolutely loved it! We are the parents of a whole bunch of wonderful kids and are finding grandkids to be even more fun. I actually may end up posting just as much about business as I do about being middle aged with kids ranging from 6-28, ideas for being organized and
Although I would not recommend relocating/starting over twice in a year in a new country, the hard part is over with. We settled in Meridian Idaho and the whole Treasure Valley is a great place to do small business!
18 of those past 20 years were spent in a small town in Alberta Canada where I photographed weddings, families, and children under the name Studio K Photography. First lesson learned /not learned.. although most photographers, myself included love to use their name or initial in their brand, it is such a pain in the neck to change your whole logo/name/business name/stationary/website if you happen to get divorced ! ... Just sayin' :) x
I think I am confident in my "now" work to post some pretty trendy, and " popular at the time images" from those days. I think I could write a whole post on following (or not) current trends too much.
Although I still feel like I have SO much to learn in my profession, I was reminded by Kinsey Holt of Kinsey Holt Photography one day that "EVERYONE starts somewhere". By that, she meant was that although I look at what I haven't learned yet, others can see what I do know and that I do indeed have a little something to share. I hope in my blog posts to not only showcase my most current clients or projects but to just share a little tidbit here and there of what I've learned along the way.