I’ve always quite liked January.
It’s the fresh feeling of a new beginning. Conversations full of goals and plans for the year ahead.
In fact, for LNP (Lucy Newson Photography) the New Year started just like that; with a lot of goal setting and reviewing of the year before. I love setting goals, and making mini action plans to get there – including lots of Ta Da Lists (fun To Do lists). One goal I’m particularly excited for, is that I would like to try and obtain an Associateship Qualification with The British Institute of Professional Photography. After being awarded my Licentiate back in September 2020, I would love to take the next leap. This involves pulling together a panel of carefully curated imagery, alongside supporting evidence.
For the first year since starting my business, I completed my Tax Return without the assistance of my accountant. I wanted to understand the ins and outs of how the Tax Return worked and what better way than to jump in feet first. At first it was very daunting, hence why I left it till the last month to complete – oops! But I must admit, it was rather satisfying clicking that submit button.
In January & February I like to block out a large amount of time to focus on the behind-the-scenes of LNP; to ensure that I’m offering the best possible service, for my clients, for the year ahead. However I did kick the year off with the most amazing photoshoot; Louise reached out wanting photographs of her newborn daughter Lottie (only 13days old on the day of the photoshoot), at home with their animal family. We had a magical couple of hours capturing the family together with appearances from… goats and horses, cowboy hats and bridles, Flinn the dog, and even Toby the tortoise. I loved hearing about their move to the countryside and their big jump into the world of carriage driving at the start of Lockdown.
On the 15th January I officially launched the first edition of The Rural Journal; a free monthly newsletter full to the brim with all things country life – news, recommendations, small business’, pretty images, exclusive discounts, and so much more.. A happy piece of mail to appear in the reader’s inbox once a month. I absolutely loved creating the first edition, and the next launches Sunday 12th February – if this sounds like something you might enjoy, you can sign up at the bottom of my Homepage.
January has ended with hinting the release of Mentorship Days for professional photographers (something I have offered for a while, but only just made ‘official’), and a new Online Course that will be launching soon – focused on helping you to capture your own magical moments when a photographer can’t be there.
What a lovely month January has been.
Thank you, as always, for your continuing support. I am ever so grateful, to have such a kind and supportive community around me.