Reno Photographer | A Lesson Learned

Reno Photographer | A Lesson Learned

Most days, I appear to be superwoman: wife, mother, professional photographer of newborns, women and weddings, diamond executive wrap diva and hotel sales director. What?! Yes, it’s true. I have a variety of projects on my plate at any given moment, but you know what? I love the thrill of all the accomplishments and I love all the people I meet as a result of the various circles of influence in my life.

What I’ve come to realize with growth and “success” is there really is such a thing as balance and I should not do it all. Owning and operating a small business, let alone two, is not a walk through the park. There are so many aspects that are taken for granted when one is employed versus being the employer/owner/operator. I’ve been the bookkeeper (a crappy one), accountant, customer service representative, administrative assistant, sales person, order taker, product packer, designer, coordinator, marketing guru, editor and oh yes, there’s photographer on top of it all.

Where am I going with all of this? Well, this week, my photographer friends and I have decided to each write about a lesson we’ve learned recently. And while I’m somewhat ashamed to just now take this step, I’m glad it’s finally happening! I am not superwoman and would love to have a much more balanced life. Do I really need to fill every single role in the successful operation of my businesses? Absolutely not. Could I find experts in the areas that I do not enjoy to accomplish those much needed tasks? Sure can! Is the money I pay for those services worth my time in return? Oh heavens yes! I’m now looking for a tax attorney, someone to clean my home, someone to keep my grass green and a bookkeeper. I have new systems in place to better streamline my workflow and coming very soon…there will be OFFICE HOURS. I know, crazy, right?! You would never know by looking at your Reno Photographer the great weight that lies on the shoulders of an individual, but that weight will be no more. I truly do believe God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers, but maybe this is a test of whether or not I’ll let go of being stubborn and ALLOW help to happen. Interesting, isn’t it?

That’s my lesson for myself and maybe if you’re anything like me, I hope this helps you, too! Now, head over to my friend Allyson Photography’s blog to read about a lesson she learned recently! Hopefully it’s nothing like mine!


Reno Photographer | A Lesson Learned

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.

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Sarah - What a great reminder. Thanks for posting this. 🙂

Ally Davis - I admire you so much Huong. Maybe I should look into business hours too!

lori - It is really tough to find balance when it’s your business, but it is important. Great post and very inspirational. Office Hours…I like it!

Melissa - Oh yes, office hours, I need to work on that! Great post and now it’s got me thinking of what I need to work on =)

Krisstin - Finding balance is the biggest challenge. I feel you! Always adding way too much to my plate. Sounds like I need to take a queue from you and start scheduling office hours 🙂

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