Well as another year draws to an end Sue and I once again reflect on the past 12 months and what it has brought to Julian Porter Photography. Well after a pretty crappy end to 2010 after loosing my Dad, 2011 started off just perfectly, we were only a few weeks in and fully booked with weddings, we decided that during 2011 we wanted more family time so for the first time ever we restricted our weddings to 30 which was a great decision, well in fact we ended up doing 31 so went slightly over
Our family time has been amazing, we have had so much fun this year, we met up with our old friends Mark and Cindy and thats been fab, we have had our date night most weeksand continued with some major building work in our home and garden, on a down side during June I was diagnosed with Diabetes which was devastating news but thankfully after Sue put me on a great diet and change of lifestyle I am no longer diabetic, I actually lost over 79lb and I feel amazing, I still workout for an hour each day but we now have a great Gym here so I am doing all sorts now, I feel so much better and its given me a new found energy which of course helps with work and running around at weddings, well enough about that so onto more news.
We have had an amazing year works wise too, we have shot 31 great weddings, the last one being the 10th December, in fact they were better than great they were amazing, we chose very well We also booked very well for next year so we are very happy. Our workshops have been very popular and we have been very fortunate again this year, we setup a new website www.jpworkshops.com and its proved to be very popular. Our pinups have done ok, not as popular as we had expected but they are ticking over so we are happy with that, On the other hand our Boudoir’s have been amazing again and we have shot 58 this year so very happy there, EcoleBoudoir remains very strong and still very enjoyable, we have also had an amazing year shooting portraits here in Southampton, Lastly we have added some great new Corporate clients which has been fun too.
We have a little editing to catch up on and a shoot for another photographer on the 28th and then a couple of weeks off to relax and chill out before it all starts again in 2012.
The most exciting thing for 2012, and its something we have been meaning to do for a few years is the launch of our new Newsletter which will launch on January 9th 2012 so please take a moment to sign up now, we will only send one once a month at most and you will receive news, tips and special offers that are available nowhere else. We have been able to achieve this thanks to one of our amazing friends (and Client) Liz Mortimer who owns and runs the amazing Creative Worx so to my tog friends, if your looking for branding or a website or any marketing buzz her a message and you won’t be disappointed.
So, to end Sue and I would like to wish you all the most amazing christmas and a superb new year, please leave us your thoughts below and please remember to subscribe to our newsletter above so that we can remain in contact with you all, our amazing friends
Thank you x