Okay well usually Friday is the start of a working weekend for me as you know, but I don't have any sessions or weddings on this time so I've decided to take a much needed break for.....2 days! haha My hubby and I are both workaholics - we work hard and we play hard (travelling mostly!). It is the middle of wedding season so I'm editing, designing albums from the end of last year, ordering, delivering, proofing...you name it! Although my work ethic is very sound, I do tend to get carried away with work and forget about the little things.
So from 4pm today I am signing off from computer life and will not be returning until Monday. I will not be checking emails or Facebook and my phone will be turned off :) Technology is great and very addictive but every now and then I feel the need to get away from it and face reality...lol!
Tonight I have 'scheduled' (because I have to) a portrait session with my own children and dogs and I can't wait. Tomorrow we will be having a picnic BBQ breakfast, an afternoon in Freo and a relaxing night at home. Sunday is Valentine's Day and the babysitter arrives while my very tolerant husband and I go out for a 3 course meal and drinkies!
I am very excited but know that I have to PLAN these things into my life now that I run my own business. I am also from now on going to be a bit stricter with myself and have specific times where I return emails (usually first thing in the morning and before I sign off for the day). PLEASE leave a voice message if you ring me and I cannot answer the phone. As I am at home with Charlie (2yo) 3 days per week, I don't usually answer if he is awake. He is in that lovely stage where he won't let me get a word in! I prefer to let calls go to voicemail and return your call, so messages are essential. The best way to contact me is via email :)
Also, appointment times at the studio will only be available on Monday evenings, Thursdays or Fridays during normal business hours and the occasional Thursday evening.
For clients who have not yet have everything delivered:
Leah & Huon - album ordered and in production
Steve & Liz - waiting on album proof to be approved
Renée & Nathan - waiting on album proof to be approved
Jo and & Rusty - album arrived and will be ready to pick up next week along with other products
Alex & Janice - album ordered and in production
Amy & Dallas - portfolio box and other products ready to pick up end of next week
Naomi & David - portfolio box ready to pick up end of next week
Deb & Matt - waiting on album choice/image choices
Wai Seen & Dung - album design to be sent to you on Monday :)
Jaime & Ashley - waiting on album decision
Emily & Mark - album design in process and will be emailed to you next week
Elise & Nick - waiting on image choices for album and parent albums
Allison & Grant - waiting on album decision and image choices for parent albums
Gerard & Lisa - waiting on image choices for portfolio box
Dan & Fiona - will be blogging engagement session next week, engagement album ordered and in production
Annette & Dave - will be blogging engagement session next week, engagement album ordered and in production
Boudoir Day - will be blogging some images in the next couple of weeks
Samantha - all products delivered
Caity - all products delivered
Gemma - album ordered and in production, prints ordered and waiting for album!
Ginger - album ready, prints ordered on Monday.
Bailey Portrait Session - album ordered and in production, prints to be ordered Monday - blogging next week
Amalina Portrait Session - baby announcements to be posted out today, albums ordered and in production
Phew! Looking forward to a refreshing weekend and getting back into it on Monday....