My Manifesto…POW!

Yep, I said POW! 🙂  The word “manifesto” is such a strong word that it deserves a POW right after it. Lol. Wondering what the heck a manifesto is?  No worries, you’re not the only one!  I had to look it up! 🙂  A manifesto is “a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer.”  It gives language to your purpose and focus in what you do.  I think I might create one for my home and maybe even home-schooling, too!

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My Manifesto for Raindancer Studios…

The sunshine is always there; sometimes it is simply hiding behind the clouds waiting to be seen.  

My purpose is to provide you with a fun memorable experience that will help you savor a moment in time & draw nearer to the sunshine.

I believe photo sessions should be personal interactive experiences that allows family to draw closer & see the beauty within each other. (More than just saying “cheese!”)

I hope your experience will bring a smile to your face & dancing in your heart for years to come.

PS. I also think everyone should dance in the rain at least once, so if you haven’t yet, it’s your turn!

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I read about the idea of creating a manifesto online at http://www.brandcampblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Circus-Circus-Chapter-One.pdf and it intrigued me!  I hope you find the process of writing a manifesto invigorating for either your life or the work you do.  I find it sums up my purpose of why I do what I do and helps me to value my special place in the world of photography.

****Oh, and sorry I’ve been MIA.  My step-mom passed away and I’ve been away for a couple weeks.  Trying to get back in the swing of things!! 🙂

My Yearly Newsletter- SO excited for what’s to come in 2012!

Here’s my yearly newsletter…thankful for a great 2011 photography season and getting ready for what’s to come in 2012!!!  Spring is here and photography season is about to begin!!  My passion and focus have been redefined for this upcoming year, and I’m bursting with excitement!

Check it out and see what I’m up to! 🙂

*Newsletter 2012*

Tuesday’s Tip: If you LOVE photography, you must get…

…a photography journal to keep track of all the good stuff you learn about photography!

Happy Tuesday!  Today I highly recommend starting a photography journal to write down ideas, websites, products you like, and insight you learn from blogs or classes you take.  It’s a great way to store all the good stuff in one location.  I have learned from experience over the past 3 years and have had to recently upgrade to a new journal.   I started one years ago, but it had no organization to it and it quickly became difficult for me to find things.  Eeek!  Everything was everywhere!!  So, I bought a new cute notebook with 4 colored sections that are easily identifiable.  I use it constantly!  It’s SOOOO nice to have a go to book for all my info.  I love having this reference tool and it’s even more helpful now that I have some organization to it!  I still need to filter through my old one and add things from it into the newer one.  Maybe some day. 🙂

Here’s how I break down my 4 sections:

Blue– resources/websites/product info I want to remember

Red– new ideas that pop into my head for my business, photo sessions, location ideas, etc.  it’s my creative spot

Grey– random info & insight gathered from online and other sources

Green– class and workshop notes

If you haven’t started one…you should!  If you have any other ideas to share for organizing all that knowledge out there, please leave a comment!!!