So as we approached our 7th year anniversary, we decided to make a few changes in how we operated Tiptoe. Most of you have probably not even taken notice of it, as the changes have been fairly subtle. For the past year or so, I (Tara) have been weaning myself from shooting so much. It started with regular sessions and most recently, I have even stopped shooting weddings. Wondering what in the heck I do in a photography business if I don't take pictures? The answer to that is pretty much everything else! I now do the scheduling, man the phone and email, conduct all the ordering sessions, consult with the accountant, pay the bills, pay the employees, design promotional flyers and place all the print/product orders. Needless to say, I stay pretty busy! And you know what? I actually like it! And with all of this being taken care of, it leaves the other ladies plenty of time to shoot, edit and make amazing artwork for all of our wonderful clients! It is totally a win-win situation!
To all of my awesome clients, I promise you won't even have time to miss me! I still do each and every ordering session for all of the shoots and I have even been known to snag the "baby-whisperer" spot for most of our newborn sessions. (I mean, who would turn down the chance to snuggle a baby? Not this girl!) I am just thankful that our business has grown so much over the past 7 years that we need someone to oversee daily operations. And who do we have to thank for that? All of you! We wouldn't be where we are today if we didn't have the best clients in the business! So thank you for letting us be "your life photographers" and cheers to the next 7 years!
Just a little glimpse into what a typical day "behind the scenes" looks like for me:
(Actually, I totally straightened up before I took this shot...it is normally a much bigger mess, lol!)