2019 was my first full year running my photography business. I learned a lot, met new people, photographed new events, and loved building this new life of mine.
Here's a recap of my year!
Since I began my business in the fall of 2018, the beginning of 2019 was pretty slow with a few sessions here and there. I took headshots for two aspiring young actors (pictures below) and took some headshots for Trinity's Theatre programs (not pictured). The most memorable session has to be for one of my favorite kids, Collins, for her First Birthday. It was a chilly day and she cried through most but she still looked adorable in her crochet top.
Moving into Spring and warmer days, my business picked up a little bit. Photography is, after all, a seasonal business. I photographed two friends' engagement photos, two weddings (one is not featured), and Collin's cousin among the bluebonnets to celebrate turning 1 1/2 years old. My other bluebonnets and babies session took place further north with some friends who live in Austin. We were too early for bluebonnets at the park we chose, however, so we made do with a patch along the side of road.
Summer time, usually busy for photographers up north but slow for areas with sweltering heat, still offered some fun sessions. I celebrated Father's Day with mini sessions, took photos of some friends celebrating summer break, and photographed a friend's daughter to mark her graduating the 8th grade. I also drove down to my hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas to photograph a vow renewal. The tail end of summer marked the beginning of the busy season for all photographers. Mine started with maternity photos, a first birthday party, an extended family session (not featured), two more children's portraits to mark birthdays.
September 23rd was the first day of fall and kicked off a busy rest of the year. I dove into the world of Personal Branding photography with the NonProfit Girl (podcast coming soon), All Things Literacy, According to Abby Content Marketing, and Saint Asana. I held three days of Holiday Mini Sessions at three different locations. When I wasn't busy with jam packed days of mini sessions, I was photographing a maternity session on a couple's ranch, a family of cowboys, Collins again as she turned 1 1/2 years old, and her aunt & uncle's gender reveal party (not featured). I also had the pleasure of photographing an event for the YWCA: the Women of Influence Luncheon featuring Empowering Women Honoree, Erika Prosper Nirenberg.
I thought December would slow down, as it usually marks the slow season for Photographers, but I still had plenty of sessions to keep me busy. The women whose maternity sessions occurred earlier in the year had their babies! I had the pleasure of photographing their newborns in the comfort of their homes. Another session focused on announcing a couple's first pregnancy. They included their three fur babies in the session at Government Canyon. They were such good boys. I photographed my first set of twins during a family session at Landa Library. Then not long after, I photographed another set of twins! This time they were toddlers and we had some fun trying to stay warm at Brackenridge Park.
I concluded my year a handful of sessions. I captured an elopement party at the Spanish Governor's palace and an office party on behalf of Parish Photography (both not featured). Then, over the Christmas Break, I photographed a family session at Walker Ranch (featured) and an extended family session at the JW Marriot (not featured).
Here's a look at my 2019!
I selected one photo from every session. (There are a few not featured since I don't require model releases from my clients.)
It's been a wonderful year and I'm excited to see what 2020 has in store for me and my business!
Are you interested in hiring Oh, Tannenbaum Photography this year? Check out my services here! My calendar for January - March is live with availability. (Future dates are available, just not listed on my calendar at this time)
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