New years and new beginnings always seem to go hand in hand. It’s a fresh start and why so many people start “new years resolutions”. I don’t have any resolutions for this year. Not that I am perfect, as I am not by any means, but because I strive to be the best me that I can be every day. I know that sounds very “Oh she’s one of those” but it’s really not. When I’m trying to balance my business, I am also balancing school runs, daycare, nap times, work times, cleaning, cooking, other commitments, and lastly, myself. Myself is something that has been forgotten the last about 2 years, and this year I’m realizing that I need to be the best me, so i can be the best me for you. The only way to do that is to be the best me that I can be every day.
While I won’t bore you with the “fresh beginnings” I try to do for myself every day (Thank god for yoga!), There are a few new Fresh Beginnings for Rachel Brencur Photography that I’d like to share… FINALLY.
Firstly, this wonderful new blog. I’m hoping that through this blog I can better communicate with everyone. I can not only show the adorable cuties that come in through my doors, but I can also share changes as they come (though I hope there won’t be any for a while). I also tend to write blogs on questions that I get asked ALOT. I love answering questions, so please keep them coming, and if there is a topic you’d like me to blog about, never hesitate to ask! You never know… you may see one!
Secondly, This beautiful new site. Early in December I unveiled my new branding logo. Something clean and fresh to represent me and my business (You can read more about my rebranding here). Now I have an easy to navigate, clean, fresh, and simple site to match it. It’s taken a lot of lost hours of sleep and snuck in hours during “quiet time” in the house to finish. And though it finished a few days later than I would have liked (Thank you so much for your patience!!) I wanted it done 100% correct before launching.
Thirdly, New pricing. I know I know, It’s never fun when prices increase, and its something I DREADED having to do, but there were some much needed changes to my packages that had to happen, which means that costs happen which means prices go up. They didn’t increase much, and I added in a little more variety in some easy ways so hopefully I have something that will appeal to everyone! I have created actual packages that allow you to pick a package that works for what YOU need. Only need a few images and prints? Want it all? You now have a way to get it! And the packages are not set in stone. You are ALWAYS welcome to add to the package via ala carte products to create what YOU desire.
Lastly, post processing is going to go a little different this year. Before you panic you will still be getting the gorgeous images that you see in my portfolio. Up until recently I went through and picked and edited the images in the packages. Now with every session YOU choose the images that you would like me to edit for you. It gives you more control over what expressions and poses you like, as well as how much, or how little variety you want in your final gallery of images.
There are some other small changes I have done, but they are pretty boring so I won’t bore you with those. All I can say is that I had an extremely wonderful amazing 2015, and it’s hard for me to imagine 2016 being better than that, but I’m going to do everything I can to make it so! Thank you to each and every person who has trusted me to capture their memories, and have helped me become what I am up until now. I truly appreciate each and every one of you! And I’m so grateful that I get to wake up every day and do something that I honestly love to do. I know not many people can say that and It’s not something that I take for granted. And I hope that I never do.
So feel free to take some time and peruse the new website! I hope that you enjoy!