DATE NIGHTS, ARTFUL IMAGES & TRAVEL! / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

As we shared a french press in our sun room this morning in our new favorite pottery mugs, we got to chatting a bit about our hopes and goals for the new year. We can only imagine how many other couples must have been having similar conversations over their morning coffee! :) What better way to  make things happen and come to life than to share them, vocalize them, and write them down? And so that's what we set out to do!! If 2012 was the year of change and clarity, we want 2013 to be the year of smart business and focused, artful images. Along with that, we hope to live the following this year:

  • Regular date nights! Scheduled, on the calendar, and not compromised (and spontaneousness is a must!)! Whether we stay in and try to cook, or head on out to our favorite restaurant, quality time with just the two of us :) We have a tendency to over-book ourselves with consults, shoots, double date nights, etc -- all of which we LOVE!! But, we want to make sure that we are creating and setting aside time for just the two of us amidst all of that! (Priority numero uno!)
  • Artful images! Capturing moments will always be a part of us, but we started to slow our pace while we shot in 2012, and that feels reeeaally good! Bringing our vision to life on beautiful film is such an amazing feeling. And when we present that to our clients, their reactions are priceless.
  • Travel! We went ALL over Wisconsin & Minnesota in 2012, and we LOVED it! ... But we want to go fuuurrrther! As in outside of the continental United States :) That's a little outside of our comfort zone, and that's definitely something we need to get out of more!
  • Our workflow: Steamlined! 2012 has been a year of change for us, in a very good way! Getting away from the computer is a big goal and we've been getting closer all the time! Shooting film has cut down our workflow in a huge way! It's only going to get better. We talk about it a lot, but it's important to us. We always loved photography, but switching our business model to an all film one has made us fall even Harder! We're just obsessed with what we're doing, unable to wipe the smiles on our faces, and want to share that with all of you!!

What are your hopes and goals for 2013? Maybe they're similar to ours! Whatever they are, we would love to hear them so that we can hold each other accountable and make them come to life!

Happy 2013 to you :D

Love | K&B

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