I've been working as a photographer for almost 4 years now. Time is really flying past! It's been hard to juggle everything - being a mom and wife first and wanting to start my own business second. Why is it that we get our best ideas when we're our most stretched? With 2 kids not yet in school and next to no sleep, you would think I would give myself a break. But photography is something that I'm just drawn to and it's what keeps me going. I'm happiest when I'm documenting people with my lens - whether it's my people or the lovely clients I've had the pleasure of working with over the past few years.
But I haven't always been able to commit myself to the business as much as I've wanted. There have been ups and downs and major life distractions (not to mention our growing family!). But these past six months in particular I feel like I've been overflowing with ideas of where I want to go. I wrote down a list of business goals for 2018 in October of last year and one by one I'm working my way towards them.
One of my first goals for 2018 was to apply to be accepted as a member of the IPPA. To have my work reviewed by industry giants and accepted as a high enough standard was my goal. Only I couldn't find the time to pull together a portfolio because I was so busy with clients in the lead up to Christmas! So on January 1st, I finally sat down and pulled together a sample of images that I felt represented my best work and I filled in the application and hit send. I quickly tried to forget all about it.
Today, I'm absolutely DELIGHTED to let you know that I've been accepted to the IPPA. I am now an accredited member and as such will be head to the industry Best Business Practices and Code of Conduct.
2018 is on track to be the best year yet for Nessa Robinson Photography - and I cannot wait to start making all of the other things fall into place and share them with you here soon.