It’s December, the final month of the year, the beginning of the festive and fun season, and the time that we give our thanks, set our goals and generally take the time to be merry!
I personally want to take this chance to thank the beautiful people that I come across in my work;
Thank you for your continual support of my business, whether it is through a booking, a Facebook like, commenting on a blog post about how much you love it, or sharing the joy of your photos with friends and family.
Thank you for referring me onto other families and newly engaged couples. A referral is the greatest compliment – it says that I did a great job for you, and you trust me to do a great job for someone that means a lot to you, and that means a lot to me.
Thank you for your loyalty, for coming back to me for more photographs – this means the world to me.
Thank you for allowing me to feel your joy and be a part of the big moments of your lives, for allowing me to indulge my creative passions (which in turn brings me joy) and for becoming my friends through it all.
My wish for you this Christmas and New Year is that you get out your own cameras and capture the memories you are making, BUT, you remember to put the camera or phone down and be present in the moment; you can’t capture a memory if you aren’t creating one! Our time is precious, our families one of a kind, and our friends like extended family. Cherish every moment with them.
As for your New Years resolution, may I suggest a simple but very important one – to back up your photos…twice! Put them on a computer and then back them up onto hard-drives to keep your photos forever… don’t let us become the lost generation of crashed computers, drowned iPhones and missing memories.
As a final note, I would like to let everyone know that the Jade Norwood Photography office will be closed from December 23rd to January 6th. For the first time ever I am going to set up my auto responder and resist the temptation to answer emails, texts, Facebook messages and edit photos or design album.. Eeeekkkk its going to be so hard! It’s time I took my own advice and surround myself with my family instead of computer screens and crazy hours. I’ll be back better than ever in the New Year, with renewed enthusiasm, and probably many, many, MANY new ideas for my notepad!
You will hear from us again before the end of the year, however wishing you an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year beautiful people.
My beautiful sister and her family, the best nieces ever, I’m so lucky!!