San Diego CA Child, High School Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography » San Diego Child, High School Senior and Family Photographer

Masthead header

san diego family photographer | fifty-two on friday {52} goal

It’s the final week.  I can’t believe that this journey is over.  Thank you to each and every one of you that followed along week after week.  Your support and encouragement has meant the world to me.  I’m also thankful to my group that stuck through this to the end!  It’s been so much fun to share this with so many talented photographers.

This week I get to celebrate meeting my photography goals for 2011.

One of my goals at the start of this year was to do more to document my family.  Part of that commitment meant that I had to say no to some client work, but in the end, it was worth it.  I successfully finished this fifty-two on friday with my focus on Brooks and his friends and cousins.  I have LOVED going back through posts to see how he has changed and grown … my photography has changed and grown right along with him.  Gone are his chubby little cheeks and the last little bits of little boy.  I’m so happy to have this year!

I have new groups and new challenges in store for next year … can’t wait to see what I have to celebrate in 2012.

My goal/resolution for 2012 is to be better at writing my story.  I love where my photography is and can’t wait to grow and challenge myself again.  I love what Brooks is up to keeping us both busy.

What I need to work on is much more personal.

My story.

What do I want my story to say about me next year … 5 years … 10 years … 25 years?  Part of my story involves organization.  I got working on that yesterday … felt sooooo good.  Part of my story is to take better care of myself.  I came across photos of me before Brooks and I can’t believe how much I’ve changed.  I haven’t taken care of me for over 7 years.  It’s time.  The final part of my story is to set up a responsible financial plan.  I have no bills or debt, what I need to work on is my future financial responsibility.  I can do it!  All I have to do is start!

 

Next up is the wonderfully talented Kelsey Anderson|Las Vegas Wedding Photographer.

San Diego Family Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography on Facebook | The Bloom Forum

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
December 30, 2011 - 7:03 am

Gail Pomare - this is one story I will love following next year…perhaps even more so than I have loved the journey of you both for 2011. A mama taking care of herself is awe inspiring. amen.
‘go get ’em tiger’ lol

December 30, 2011 - 7:50 am

momMom - Your story is perfect and the photos of Brooks among my very favorite. He looks so grown up. Just a wonderful end to your year.

December 30, 2011 - 9:46 am

hope - a beautiful ending jules. have absolutely loved following your journey this year. it’s been all of inspiring, lovely, and filled with gorgeous light & love for that gorgeous lil man of yours. i love your work and love seeing brooks through this medium.

and yes…so stinkin excited to be apart of one of your projects next year.

to growth and YOUR story my friend. happy new year!

December 30, 2011 - 10:14 am

tamsen - i adore you, Brooks and your work and I look forward to seeing how you take on this challenge!And while Brooks is going to love looking back on his childhood one day, I can gaurantee you that he will look back on any images of you with more fondness. I can’t wait to read your story 🙂

December 30, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Melanie - Congratulations Jules that you completed your 52-Week Challenge with your whole group! That is an awesome achievement & a huge time commitment!

Your post really spoke to me today. When I look back at pictures before my girls, I realized how much different I look too. I think spending time on me needs to be something I focus on because I definitely haven’t in the past years. I think once you become a mom, you think spending time on yourself seems selfish and I need to get past that completely backward way of thinking.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your work in 2012 and seeing the new projects you are going to be a part of!

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Lisa - Looks like you are in a good place. I agree with you and relate with you about taking care of ourselves. It’s hard when we have kids, but so essential. Hope I can do the same.

I love your little guys freckles and eyes. Great shots!

December 30, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Amy C - It has been so fun to follow your photos through this. I am so in love with your son now 🙂

December 31, 2011 - 11:46 pm

aubry {phoenix az photographer} - you are amazing, i just want you to know how much i’ve loved all your posts. you are so dang talented!

January 1, 2012 - 11:23 am

Andrea - I love your photography and that little Brooks so much!! If one of your focuses ends up being a triathlon…give me a shout!! Weren’t you a swimmer??? 🙂 Can’t wait to see what 2012 brings you.

January 2, 2012 - 9:20 pm

fifty two on friday -week fifty two- resolution » The Red Balloon Photography - […] the circle with my friend Jules Trandem | San Diego, CA Photographer. Posted in Families, Fifty two on Fridays, Kids, […]

January 5, 2012 - 9:28 pm

gina - loved being in this project with you!! happy new year, my friend!!

February 2, 2012 - 6:02 am

san diego child and family lifestyle photographer | San Diego CA Child, High School Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography - […] you followed my ‘fifty two on friday’ group, you might have seen on my final post  that part of my goal for the 2012 was going to be to take better care of me.  The first thing I […]