Last month I spent a lot of time reflecting on 2015 and dreaming of what 2016 will hold for KAngell Photography. At  Maria Northcott’s January Fireside Chat, the last thing we discussed with each other was what our word for 2016 would be. Lists and goals are extremely important in helping me keep focused and reach new heights with my business. Looking over my plans for the new year, I couldn’t help but notice how much my goals had become focused on logistics and realized that I needed to refocus on stretching my creative legs. Of course photography is a creative medium; however, as you probably know, when you do something for awhile it can become routine, so yes I admit it, I have been routinely creative but now I’m ready to start pushing the limits of my creativity in this brand new year. Bring it on 2016!

What are some of my specific goals for this wonderful new year you ask? Well, I want to have off camera flash mastered, become an S-Corporation, update my contract, and outsource my editing to name a few. Although these things need to happen in this new year, I am also going to be more intentional in recognizing that my creative goals should be just important as my business growth goals.

So, with all of that being said, I’ve decided that the most important goal for 2016 is for me to create. This may sound obvious being a photographer and all, but I’m talking about really specific styled shoots I have in mind that I’ve been dreaming of creating for years. I have a lot of people ask me if I ever get sick of shooting weddings and couples, and my answer is no and that’s because I try my hardest to reevaluate myself, and realign my focus from time to time in order to keep myself inspired and creative. Taking time to reflect on my photography as a whole helps me to maintain and often increase the joy I get out of my work so that it never becomes just routine.

What keeps you inspired?

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