Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year, New Outlook

Hello Friends! I know that I've been MIA recently as I have struggled to get through my first set of holidays without my husband, so I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who have sent me kind thoughts and prayers to help me get through this very difficult time. It has not been easy, to use the understatement of the year, but I am slowly gaining momentum and trying to get back to life as I once knew it.

I also wanted to take a moment to talk about my goals and plans for Courtney Bell Photography in 2010. Obviously, last year was the most difficult year of my life and it has really made me step back and re-evaluate a lot of things in my life. As far as my business is concerned, I have decided that in 2010 I will probably focus mainly on my two favorite genres of photography - weddings and boudoir. Some of you may find that to be an odd combination, but I would really love to see boudoir photography "take off" this year. I feel there is a demand for it in the Huntington area, as evidenced by the number of bashful inquiries I have received and the very successful Boudoir Day event I held last summer, but I think a lot of women are still timid and simply unaware of how rewarding these photo sessions can be (for both you and your significant other!). I would love to book more boudoir sessions in 2010, so if you or someone you know has been thinking about booking such a session please let me know! Get your girlfriends together, bring a bottle of wine and make a night of it at my very private studio. I promise you will have a blast!

As for weddings, this has always been my favorite genre of photography. Weddings are like the photography Super Bowl to me! However, because I have been so overwhelmed with trying to catch up my 2009 clients' wedding packages, I have decided to scale back my wedding packages for 2010. This will come as very good news for many of you as the prices have dramatically decreased from the 2009 packages. However, this is because I am no longer including as many "goodies" in the Divine and Exquisite packages, such as the wedding coffee table books or wedding DVD's. All such items ARE still available, though, if you would like to add them to the package of your choice. A list of all the items I offer can be found under the heading "Additions/Substitutions" on my wedding pricing page.

As I mentioned above, I will mostly be focusing on weddings and boudoir photography this year, but I will still consider booking family portraits, children's portraits, and Senior portraits on an individual basis. It will just depend upon how busy I am at the time you request a session, but please do not hesitate to call and inquire.

Again, thank you to everyone who has been so extremely supportive and patient with me as I have been working towards getting both my business and personal life back on track. I know it hasn't been easy for some of my clients and for that I truly apologize from the bottom of my heart, especially since I have also been dealing with the added headache of a phone/voice mail issue over the last few months, but I am slowly and surely getting everything taken care of. In fact, I am happy to report that the phone issue has been resolved! Hooray! So, please do not hesitate to call (304) 522-7747 to inquire about your photography needs. Here's to a very positive 2010!

1 comment:

  1. We have been thinking of you and are so glad you are back to doing pictures!