I'm Back!

January 15, 2018

2 blog posts in one week?! Don't get used to it; my goal is one a month and anything extra is a bonus.

You may have noticed that I have been pretty quiet lately; there has been a few reasons for this.

As you saw in my last post, I have been hard at work on my re-brand.

As well, in May 2016 I was in a car accident that messed up my right ankle. I had scheduled surgery on my ankle in the fall of 2017 to repair it. I was on crutches for about 6 weeks and then in an Air Cast for another 5 which put me out of commission for most of the fall of 2017. I am so grateful that I was able to do a little bit of creative shooting with a ton of help from my husband, and some really flexible and understanding long-term clients. Than you for your patience and willing to come to my home and watch me hobble!

It all turned out for the better though, as I am hard at work at rehab, and it is already feeling and functioning better than it did before the surgery! The last year I have also been hard at work trying to rehabilitate my back and neck. As you can imagine, photography work can be quite physical, and this is really limited my ability to run by business and further my craft. 

For the first time in about 18 months, I am starting to feel physically capable, and in a place where I can confidently start scheduling weddings and other larger photography jobs. I'm BACK and it feels GREAT!

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So what is in store for 2018? Lots! I am currently booked up for weddings for 2018 since I only take on a few every year. Contact me if you are interested in 2019 wedding coverage!

I am working on selecting the images I will submit at the end of the month for the PPOC 2018 National Salon. I am going to attend a Judging Clinic in Vancouver in the spring as well as Canadian Imaging 2018 which is the PPOC's national conference. I am also excited to be working with some fellow PPOC-AB members on the 2018 Light Matters conference which I am confident will be the best Alberta regional conference to date! I am booked with boudoir, families, and powerlifting competitions until mid-May. I will again be the photographer at the second annual Haute Dawg Fashion Show hosted by the Buchanan Foundation at the Hotel MacDonald on June 2, 2018. I am hoping to do a boudoir marathon in late fall, 2018. 

As well, I am already booking my Christmas Family Minis. They will take place on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested as I already about half full!

I can't wait to do more "just for fun" shoots with other creatives in the community. I also plan on chipping away at a few more accreditations...maybe child portraiture, equine, and pictoral/scenic. 

I have really enjoyed doing more commercial shoots and men's portraits. I hope to work more in this genre in the future!

I am planning on posting at least one blog a month. Stay tuned for some posts on other awesome entrepreneurial, and creative woman who inspire me and I am proud to call my clients! Next will be Ashley Hutchison of Castilia Designs

There are some awesome travel opportunities coming my way in the next 12 months. I will be in Minnesota this weekend followed by Scotland in March! Then I will start learning Spanish for our month long hiatus in Costa Rica coming next winter. Within Canada, I will be hitting up Calgary, Vancouver, Regina, Saskatoon, and the Greater Toronto area this year. 

I am in awe of where photography has taken me and continues to move me. I have so much more to do and learn; and I can't wait!

Happy 2018!

Chelsea Jones

Vitality Images Photography by Chelsea Jones 2017 All Rights Reserved

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