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It's my birthday.
Funny how that works right? ;-)
To celebrate, I'm at a work function with Paul. There is a whole ball happening right on my birthday. What are the odds of that? Should be a super fun time.
In addition to all that celebrating, I'm also celebrating by following up to last years posts where I listed out 40 of my "photography bucket list" items. I crossed quite a few of them off last year and I wanted to just kind of soak in that for a little bit this year!
Here is the list that I posted last year and my status!! Now, I'm going to have some cake!
Birthday Bucket List
1 // Shoot a double exposure
2 // Shoot a romantic shot in the rain using flash
3 // Shoot a proposal
4 // Shoot on a ferris wheel, ski lift or rowboat
5 // Shoot a wedding in a European country
6 // Shoot a destination wedding in a tropical country
7 // Speak at a local or national photography or business conference
YES!! The Reset Workshop in January 2017 and I will be speaking at another local workshop in March!
8 // Start a podcast
Hint, hint...this might be checked off next year!
9 // Write a blog post on a national or large audience blog
10 // Be featured in a national wedding blog
x 2!! Devon & David's wedding was featured on Lace & Loyalty and Carly & Sean were featured on Cake & Lace!
11 // Take a self portrait every day for a month
12 // Shoot a wedding or session in at least 25 different states (five down, 21 to go - California, Washington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & New York)
13 // Sell a piece of artwork
14 // Hire an assistant
15 // Grow my mentorship/coaching program
YES! Hard to quantify this exactly, but I have had multiple mentoring and coaching clients this past year and am on track to book more going forward!
16 // Create resources and community for introverted creatives and photographers
Coming March 1st!
17 // Host a workshop for those same people
18 // Teach a photography class to high school kids or young adults
19 // Shoot a session in NYC
20 // Shoot an awesome light painting or fireworks shot
21 // Have a photo place in the top 3 in a photo contest
22 // Shoot an in-home engagement session
23 // Create a resource library for budding photographer entrepreneurs
Also coming March 1st!! So excited!
24 // Shoot an engagement session with a dog(s)
25 // Host a series of webinars
26 // Be published in a magazine
27 // Grow my email list to 1000+ subscribers
28 // Shoot a wedding on top of a mountain
29 // Shoot a wedding on a beach
30 // Shoot a ridiculously amazing sunset
31 // Publish a blog post that goes viral
This post has pretty much gone viral in my opinion. It has almost 70,000 impressions on Pinterest!
32 // Book a wedding through Instagram
33 // Have Paul join me in my business when he is done with the Army
34 // Create a 6 figure income with my business so we can give back
35 // Attend a Creative Live session in person (in Seattle)
36 // Shoot a wedding in Seattle and Albuquerque
I did shoot a wedding in Seattle in 2016!
37 // Shoot a session at the balloon fiesta in Albuquerque
38 // Shoot a surprise wedding
39 // Do one creative personal photography project per year
40 // Continually learn and continually teach (<---I know thats not really something I can cross off, but it's something I want to strive for!)