At 4am on New Year’s day, Sean and I were still working. At 11:58pm Sean had said, “we can’t be sitting in front of the computers when the New Year rolls around” so we walked downstairs and watched the clock turn over to 2008. We then went back upstairs to work until we couldn’t hold our own heads up anymore. Something has got to give.
2007 was wonderful to us! We were so privileged to work with many, many wonderful clients! We saw our business explode in many fantastic ways, and we feel like we made several breakthroughs in our art. It was a very rewarding year! It was also more crazy-busy than we could have even remotely anticipated. We found ourselves throwing every last ounce of energy we had at our work – devoting everything, including the hours we should have been sleeping, to staying on top of things. As you can imagine, with all of the sudden advances in our careers, our personal life took a serious hit and the business itself grew a bit too large to manage in the way we would like. That’s why we’ve made the decision to scale back in a major way this year regarding the number of weddings we accept.
We are cutting the number of wedding commissions we will accept in half so that we can recover some personal time and give greater individual attention to our clients. As of today, we have 3 spots left and we will then close wedding bookings for the year. We’re really excited about all of the opportunities this will open up for us to take McLellan Studio to the next level and provide greater creativity and client care! We’re also excited about the prospect of seeing our friends and family again this year and maybe even making a little time for each other! :o)
On a side note, if you’re another couple who works together, we encourage you to make sure you’re recognizing the difference between being in each other’s presence and actually spending time together! I feel like that’s a constant struggle when you’re both as passionately focused on the same career objectives like Sean and I are. We are together every day, all day long and that’s so deceptive. Even though we’re side by side in this little office, we rarely truly see each other because we’re constantly busy with the to-do list. Make time to really spend time with those you love. That’s my two cents and my personal goal for 2008! :o)
Thank you so much to everyone who has been a part of our life for the past year! You’ve made craziness exciting and enjoyable! We can’t wait to see what the coming year holds and who will be a part of it!
Have a wonderful day guys!