Jan 6, 2023
Time really does fly when you’re having so much fun! I tried my best to slow down especially when I took a break from working in summer and later in the year to make memories with my family. But between all the projects I worked on, sessions I did, and being sick, 2022 left like a parent who forgot it’s time to pick up their child from school.
2022 was a year of slowing down and growth for TuBelle Photography. Last year, I have made the decision to accept even fewer sessions per month so that I can be more present with my family. But to keep up with the growing demand, I have decided to hire my first ever associate photographer. It was definitely a very successful year for TBP. Between the two of us, TBP did a total of 90 sessions in 2022.
Here are some stats from last year’s sessions. I made a bunch of donut charts in Numbers (Excel for Mac users) during my Annual Business Review a few weeks back, so I thought it would be nice to include a couple of donut charts in my Year End Review blog post.
The majority of the sessions we did in 2022 are mini sessions, while the full sessions that I did and the associate sessions are tied.
I know I have a lot of amazing clients who always trust and support my small business whether by always booking or by sending their family & friends my way, but seeing how much of them worked with me last year was just humbling. And I am, of course, grateful for the new clients who have decided to trust me out of all the talented photographers in the area.
And now, please join me as I look back at and reminisce all the memories TBP documented for all the maternity, newborn, cake smash, senior, and mini sessions clients we had for 2022.
Let us kick it off with these precious newborn babies who were born in 2022 and were loved so much by their families. These special newborn photos were taken in various parts of their home, like the parents’ master bedroom. This year, I did newborn photos just in the living room. And of course, one of my favorites is doing lifestyle newborn pictures in the nursery because of all the thoughtful decorations mom would choose. When I tell you that I document everything, I mean everything. 🙂
Followed by these adorable babies who turned 1 year old last year! The themes and minimal setup their parents had chosen for these backyard cake smash, rainbow themed cake smash, and white and purple cake smash session are just perfect!
These spring maternity photos are simply beautiful! One of my maternity sessions was in line during the peak bloom season and I’m so glad I was able to take these maternity pictures in a beautiful garden with tons of flowers.
I was also able to document these awesome achievement for these amazing seniors! We had so much fun during these sessions! This year, I was able to do senior photos in Manassas, VA, and senior pictures in Washington, DC.
I did my first spring minis last year! I offered 2 different dates at 2 different locations! The spring minis in Haymarket, VA offered a lake view; while the spring mini session in Chantilly, VA offered a huge field view.
I offered 3 different fall mini session dates at 3 different locations! The fall minis in Manassas, VA offered a beautiful huge field view with tall grass. The fall mini session in Loudoun County, Virginia offered an area with rows of trees which is one of my favorite spots in this location, and a huge field with some fall colors, especially as we got closer to sunset. The fall minis in Haymarket, VA were done after the peak season but I’m so glad that we were still able to find beautiful spots with leftover fall colors during these minis.
As I’ve mentioned earlier in this post, my Associate Photographer, Brittany joined me this year. She was able to spend time with some of my amazing clients and have documented this season of their lives. I am so grateful to have her in my team.
Because I love Christmas, the year would not be complete without hosting my Red Truck minis here in Northern Virginia. These are very limited and were offered for 1 day only. I am so glad we were finally able to make it happen for my clients. We planned to host one back in 2021 but Santa had a medical emergency so I had to do a different setup to offer Northern VA Christmas minis for clients.
I closed out the year by hanging out with this fun family. You might recognize them from past sessions. I am so grateful for them. They first booked me when I launched my business a few years ago. And they have been coming back year after year. When we hung out last year, I documented it as they prepared and decorated for Christmas. It’s always full of laughter whenever I am with them.
I will always be grateful for my amazing clients who have trusted and supported me, as well as the amazing team of individuals I’ve been working with for the past year! Without all of you, 2022 wouldn’t be as successful as it was! Lots of love for all of you! 🙂
If you found this post because you are looking for a Northern Virginia photographer, you’ve come to the right place. I am a family photographer,maternity & newborn photographer, & senior photographer. I also offer mini sessions. My clients get access to beautiful outfits from the TBP Client Closet for their session. I would love to freeze those special moments in time for you to cherish forever. If you felt inspired by this session and you’d like to learn more about what I offer, send me a message so we can chat. I look forward to hearing from you!
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‘Til next time,