Hello July

Can you believe that the first part of 2015 has already come again?! As we welcome in the month of July, I can’t help but think of all of the amazing things that have happened so far! I’m also super excited for this month because I’m going to call this month the month of travel.  For the next three weeks I’ll be traveling in and out and all around!  Make sure you stay tuned to both and Instagram to see all the adventures!

First and foremost, the month at a glance:

  • This weekend, Morgan and I are headed to Puerto Rico for a family vacation! It’ll be the first time that all the siblings have been reunited for this long since Christmas! I can’t wait!! 
  • Reality Week is a summer camp that our church hosts at Frostburg State each year for our high school students! I’m so excited to spend the week with them!
  • A little mini reunion with my Charleston ladies is also on the calendar this month! I can’t wait to see them!
  • There are also a ton of important birthdays on the calendar for July, including my MIL’s whose birthday is today! YAY!

Business Goals for June:

  • Maintain my typical workflow within the craziness of June :) (I’ll give myself a half check! I did for the most part keep my workflow intact!)
  • Create more posts about branding for creatives (Nope!)
  • Work on submissions (Check!)
  • Create and implement new post-wedding gifts for brides! (CHECK!)
  • Make a large post office run (That’s happening this week before our trip!)
  • Update the Bridal Guide with my new branding (Nope!)
  • Finish designs for two other creatives (I completed 1 out of 2!)

Personal Goals for June:

  • Work on finding a balance between work and home life! (I think this will always be in progress)
  • Maintain the housework / chores (I didn’t do this consistently!)
  • Spend more time outside! (Check!)
  • Read 1-2 books! (Check!)

Business Goals for July:

  • Create more posts about branding for creatives
  • Maintain a better blogging consistency, I fell behind a bit in the busyness of last month!
  • Tackle album designs
  • Update my website gallery
  • Update my wedding guide
  • Shoot my sessions well for July
  • Maintain my business while I’m away – but still allowing myself grace and the ability to enjoy each moment!

Personal Goals for July:

  • Tidy up the house before Sunday!
  • Enjoy vacation!!
  • Read at least a book!

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Also, if you want to know what I look like when I’m photographing in the rain, this is how I do it! Haha! Happy Wednesday, friends!


July 1, 2015

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  1. Christa Rae says:

    Such great goals for this month! Have a good vacation in Puerto Rico!

  2. Emilia Jane says:

    WHERE IS THIS YEAR GOING?! So glad you’re staying mostly on top of your goals. All I care about in summer is staying afloat and spending time in the sun <3 <3 <3

  3. Emily says:

    Goals are so important – looks like things are shaping up well for you!

  4. Erin Wheeler says:

    Your goals sound awesome! Hope you have a wonderful and trip and I am loving that image of you with the umbrella! :)

  5. Natalie says:

    That shot of you under the umbrella… YES! Rocking it out girl!

  6. Tara says:

    Love that you are keeping your goals in check – so hard to do, especially during busy season!! Enjoy your much deserved time off!!

  7. Love the accountability in this post Lauren – what a smart idea!

  8. Laura Ashley says:

    That shot of you shooting in the rain is so adorable! Oh what a photographer will do for a wedding!

  9. Dani says:

    Yay for the second half of the year!!!

  10. Renee says:

    Yippee!! So excited to see some pics from Puerto Rico! You guys totes deserve it!

  11. Caitlin says:

    Yay!! You rock! Ps- your anniversary pics = amazing.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I love how you stop and take inventory mid-year. As we get deeper into the season, I find I stop doing this. Thanks for the great reminder!

  13. Great goals! Good luck and have fun on vacation!

  14. Kate Ann says:

    I hope you’re having fun on vacation!! These are some great goals!

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