There was a period of time - a long period of time - where success looked like fame, to us. That was the goal. The end prize. Traveling often, expensive weddings, completely booked up months. Looking at this mindset now, one crazy wedding season later, we're realizing a few things. One - when would it ever have been enough? With "fame" as our focus...when would we be content? Two - being busy is so not our thing.
Facts we can't ignore:
-We love being able to go to birthday parties and family gatherings on the weekends every once in a while.
-We are super into Sundays off - day of rest, people. Amen? Amen.
-We thoroughly enjoy this slow holiday season ... thoroughly.
These facts and more have led us to one final (and major) fact - photography is not our everything. And we certainly don't want it to be.
With these things in mind, our mindset looking forward has changed quite a bit. For starters, it is our aim to really pursue a QUALITY over QUANTITY focused business. While in previous years, it's been all about the numbers for us - how many weddings we could get - this next year we want to be all about the people. We want to talk people's ears off about the handful of true+good love stories we've heard, the sweet families of the bride and groom we have encountered, and the amazing creative teams we've worked along side. We want to invest in experiences rather than numbers.
So what does this mean? Well, it means we are going to be more intentional with taking weddings for 2016 and beyond. "Intentional" meaning taking on weddings whose couples are wanting amazing photography and an overall wonderful experience. Weddings whose couples want us because we are US - not just because we are photographers. And weddings whose couples want to be friends with us, inviting BE to capture their love in the way only true friends can. We put so much of our hearts into our work and client relationships, and it fills us to the absolute brim when we feel the same love from our bride's + grooms. All that to say, we are so excited for 2016. It's going to be a huge year for so many reasons. And we're so thankful for the amazing couples whose recent weddings inspired this new and clear perspective. Quality over quantity. SO into that.