…And Then The Pandemic Hit
The start of 2020 kicked off what I knew would be a career changing year for DBP. January was my best month to date and I already had so many clients lined up through late winter/early spring (see all of their amazing photos throughout this post) that I knew 2020 was going to be a game changer. And then the pandemic hit…
Like most businesses things came to a complete halt around mid-March. I honestly wasn’t sure what to do. While I saw other photographers continue working by doing Front Porch Sessions, for my business I felt it was best to stay home since my work wasn’t deemed essential. I’m thankful I was able to continue working my full time insurance job to help make ends meet.
Taking 2.5 months off from photography wasn’t all bad though. It was the first time in a VERY long time that I truly didn’t have anything to do. Even though I take a dull 4 weeks off during the holidays I’m still busy on weekends visiting with family, Christmas parties and shopping. This was truly the first time in over 9 years that I had multiple weekends to myself…and I loved every minute of it. I got much needed rest, organized my pantry (stay tuned for an upcoming post about that), read lots of books & cooked! Being so busy with two jobs left me with very little time to make real home cooked meals or try out new baking recipes. I’m happy to say that while quarantined I’ve perfected my cornbread and pound cake recipes.
I’m finally back to shooting on a consistent basis and oh so happy to see my clients smiling faces again (and I still believe 2020 will be my best year yet!), but I’m thankful for the down time and what this pandemic has taught me. Always trying to find the silver lining when life throws curveballs my way and I hope that you are too!