At the very beginning of the year I had the incredible opportunity to attend the first ever Halide workshop hosted by friend and fellow New England wedding film photographer Beth LaDuca. I have admired her work for years and have worked with her several times for our own family photos (check out some of our beautiful maternity images here!!)
I can't believe that I am officially writing this blog post!! But here we are, almost ready to welcome our baby girl into the world!! Appropriately I will be taking a maternity leave in anticipation of her arrival and for the first few months of her life. I wanted to share a few details with you of what that means for future, current and past DZP clients and what they can expect over the next months as we take a break to enjoy life as a family of four!!
Email will still be available, however my response time will be significantly increased. Please be patient as I respond to each email appropriately.
If you have an urgent matter you want me to be aware of, please make that clear in your subject line.
If you are a current client who has NOT booked an engagement session for 2018, I will be reopening shooting dates at the beginning of March. Please reach out to get set up as dates fill up quickly.
If you have an open album order or have yet to finalize your design, album design and production will begin again at the end of February.
I will have dates open and available at the end of February, March, and April for portrait sessions. If interested in booking a session for your family, please reach out!!
I want to thank all my clients and supporters of DZP who have been so incredibly gracious and supportive of my family during this journey. We have felt so loved and we are incredibly grateful!! (Especially on long wedding days where you made sure I was well fed and hydrated :)). I look forward to sharing more of our journey once baby girl is here!! Thank you one and all!!
With much love from our family to yours, The Parkers
More behind the purposeful design of the new Deborah Zoe Photography plus 5 tips to help with your rebrand!! When I began the process of rebranding (i.e : defining my voice, communicating clearly, creating a cohesive message), I knew that it was going to require commitment, focus and dedication.
It's been a while hasn't it? I didn't intentionally take a break from bloggin, it just kind of happened. My 2014 self would be going crazy knowing that I wasn't blogging my expected three posts weekly. Heck my 2010 self would be irrate I wasn't blogging 5 days a week. I began blogging way back before my business was even a business in 2009. I wanted an outlet to share my work and the journey I was on to become a full fledge full time wedding photographer. Many of you have been on that journey with me since the beginning (raise your hand!!)
Every year I've made a commitment to myself and my business to attend at least one conference or retreat as a way to grow in my craft and knowledge as photographer & business owner. My first ever confernce was WPPI, an eye opening experience in the heart of Las Vegas. WPPI is huge (literally), with thousands of photographers, speakers and sponsers attending every year. It's a great way to get your feet wet so to speak in the photography world and I've met some of my dearest industry friends in Vegas. But being the introverted type that I am, these huge group settings made me feel so uncomfortable and longing for a small, intimate community to connect with. With that in mind the Inspire Photo Retreats was created.
Several times a year I have the joy of connecting with other photograhers and helping to them to walk through goals, solve probelms and answer questions through one on one mentor sessions. This past week I met the beautiful and lovely Dina of Dina Godzik Photography who is a talented New England portrait and wedding photographer!