December 3, 2012
Well, it’s a few days into December but better late than never, right? It’s been a record breaking month. My blog reached new highs as I reached over 500 viewers in just one month. I just booked my 6th wedding for 2013, which means I doubled my goal for 2012 before I even set a new one for 2013. I’ve incorporated professional wedding albums into my Wedding Packages. And I even worked an event with NBA star and celebrity, Dennis Rodman (blog post coming this week).
2012 has been a fantastic year of my personal life. But during this month of Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but think about how thankful I am specifically for the success of Jill Tiongco Photography. Thank you to everyone who has ever said one kind word about my photography. To anyone that has ever given me words of advice. And especially to anyone that has seen me through some of the most high-pressured days of my life.
That being said, let’s see how I did with my November goals:
November Goal #1: Have all my shoots from October/November edited (with the exception of my stylized shoot with the Photography Stylistas), up on www.jilltiongco.com and other social sites, and in clients’ hands before December 1st.
November Goal #2: Update/organize my client wedding questionnaire.
November Goal #3: Go wedding dress shopping with my cousin, Tiffany. (I’ve been a bad MOH, thus far).
November Goal #4: Make a dentist appointment before the end of the year (a promise Danny and I made months ago to each other and neither of us have followed through as of yet).
November Goal #5: Post/blog Dee + Vito’s Wedding (from September; second shot) and Utah/Vegas Trip.
Wow. Until this moment that I wrote all of that out I didn’t realize that I have basically achieved all of my goals for the month. (take a breath). Now, that’s a great feeling of accomplishment 🙂
Now that I’m done patting myself on the back, let’s look on to December.
1.) By request of Danny, take one weekend completely off from photography… meaning no editing, emailing, marketing, or anything related to business. Probably going to be the toughest goal of the month for me.
2.) Add all the new album and a la carte options to my 2013 pricing sheet.
3.) Start working out. Seriously this time. This has been in my monthly goals twice and I’ve failed both times. Now that my schedule is opening up a little bit, I’ve got no more excuses.
4.) Finalize all booked wedding contracts for 2013. Right now I have deposits but am missing signed contracts for 3 weddings.
5.) Print a sample album to bring to wedding consults.