By “off season” we’re talking about winter here. I hibernate. As much as I love being outside, I hate the cold and unless it’s above freezing, I prefer to stay inside. That being said, I can’t say I do a ton of photo work in the winter months. It’s pretty darn refreshing to take a break and it makes picking up the camera again that much more exciting.
When it's not wedding season I am a full time nanny for some awesome kiddos. As far as photography goes, I focus on shooting family, engagement sessions, and senior sessions. Also, it's a great time to meet and plan with clients about their wedding day.
Relax! Well, yes, a little, but most years, I shoot a couple of weddings during the winter months. It is also the best time to take stock of my business and decide where I want to go in the coming year. I can refresh any marketing materials that need attention and reconnect with industry friends too. If possible, I try to get my finances in order for tax filing in the Spring. So fun, right! I spend lots of time with my little girls and husband, John. We love to play games, do puzzles and sit by the fire.
The off season is a great time for me to reflect on the past season and focus on the season that is ahead. It is a great time to collect myself and practice what I would like to work on. I focus on side projects and freelance work as well to keep me going and keep myself busy. Ultimately if I don't have something going on I take that time to relax but continue to push myself to work so I can stay in the groove when the wedding season is back in full swing!