Finally Coming Up for Air
You can probably guess that the absence of a Relish entry for over a month had something to do with my (harried) fixation on getting orders done in time for the holidays. Let me tell you, I’m delighted to be writing again.
2007 was a monumental year for Myra Klarman Photography, and I appreciate everyone who supported the studio — as patrons, as cheerleaders, as partners, and (in the case of one person) as my husband.
Thanks especially to everyone who was patient when orders took a bit of extra time to arrive. Not only was I still working out the kinks in a fairly complex infrastructure, but I neglected to calculate the number of sessions I could (safely and sanely) do per month, and I over-booked August … by a lot. August is a great time to schedule portraits (before school starts), and many people learned about me thanks to my exhibit at Sweetwaters. When the phone started ringing (and kept ringing), I was more than flattered — I was euphoric. I didn’t for a minute stop to consider what I could realistically manage.
These are the problems that a business owner is supposed to want to have, right? I’m touched and honored to have the opportunity to make so many families happy. But it’s obvious that I need to implement some “tweaks” so I can have a life as well.
My final pre-vacation task (I’m struggling to maintain a state of denial concerning the tedious end-of-year accounting) is to get out our family’s New Year’s card. If the stars align just right — and a gnat somewhere in Southeast Asia beats its wings just so — then we hope they’ll arrive in mailboxes before the ball drops on Times Square.
Meanwhile, I’ll happily regale you with some of our past years’ designs: