What's going on at KBP?

It's been a very busy, very exciting, very eventful past few weeks for me! Have you taken a moment to look around at the new website? I'm horrible with change. There have been multiple times over the past few years where I was convinced I would completely change things up in the way of my design and layout. However, I could never quite find anything I liked, or everything was "too busy" and ultimately I would just make minor tweaks here and there. This layout encompassed everything I wanted in a new design, while still encompassing my understated, classic and simple design style.


This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel down to Charlotte, North Carolina to photography my very first male senior session. That was a new challenge made even more exciting by the fact that it was my oldest nephew, Jordan. I was just 12 years old when he was born, completely in awe of being an Aunt. I don't know what's more shocking - that I'm now 30, married, with two kids and running a business or that he's now old enough to be discussing dorms and tuition!


As a business owner, there are a lot of items that happen behind the scenes. In fact, somewhere floating on the internet is a pie chart that illustrates just how little time I actually spend behind the camera, and how much time is spent bookkeeping, editing, advertising, returning client and potential client inquiries, filling orders, and the list goes on.

Tax season is always a very stressful time for anyone, but especially business owners. All those little receipts saved for parking, insurance payments made to cover my equipment and YOU in the case of an accident, and even batteries purchased for gear all need to be accounted for and filed with the IRS. I filed - with hours to spare... Now I can focus more on the artistic side - editing, shooting, etc- and a little less on the bookkeeping! It feels great to be done, even if another successful year can mean more work and a little more pain come tax time...


I could not have asked for a more successful previous year of business. Even I was surprised at how many clients I had taken on when I saw everything on paper. However, that often came at a price to life at home with my family. As many of you know, my two year old little boy is also recovering from a broken leg. While the cast has finally come off (we couldn't get him into the tub fast enough!), there is still a road ahead of us while he continues to regain his strength and mobility. As such, the number of sessions I am taking on are reduced but I am anxious to look ahead to my calendar as needed to work with as many of you as possible!

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