sometimes you need a break from the doing – from the going – from the journey. sometimes you need to think about the destination.
when i tweeted that i was looking for how people define & measure their success, jen kiaba took the task and created her own mental exercise. she envisioned her life as a successful photographer and put pen to paper – or fingers to keys – and let me know her goals.
jen writes of her future:
My portrait studio is successful in that it sees a steady stream of high end clients every month. These days I tend to be more exclusive with the shoots that I book because my portrait packages are high-quality, and I tend to only worth with about 5-8 different clients every month. This means that with only one or two portraits sessions per week, I have the ability to work on personal photo shoots and maintaining my Etsy shop as well!
The work that I create for my Etsy shop also sells very well as stock images for fiction book covers. It was so exciting when I saw my first image as a cover! The money that comes in from those sales helps pay my models for their time. It also helps fund our taking trips to fun locations that fits the style of my shop. Because these models are great friends, then road trips are a blast. And the best part is that while we are on a business trip, it is still like a mini vacation! Right now I’m putting some extra money away for a shoot in Europe! Right now our itinerary is Ireland, England and France. And maybe we’ll pop down into Spain for a little sun and surf!
how do you envision your success?
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