What a year for Carrie Krupke Photography!!! As I look back on the goals I made a year ago and see what we were able to accomplish in the midst of raising two beautiful children, teaching, and working to become a better photographer, I'm stunned. Here's a fun run-down of 2017:

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I did my best to keep track of all my clients, our shoot locations and details, for all these fun statistics. If I left anyone out, I apologize and please let me know!! I'm so thankful that families from all over the Des Moines Metro area trust me with documenting their families and some traveled from as far as Florida to be in front of my camera. Thank you for traveling all those miles!!!

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But allow me to back up for a moment. In the very beginning of the year, my album designer, Amy Nave and I created a senior magazine that I can give to all my senior inquiries. It breaks down all the information they need to know for how I run senior sessions and what they can expect. I love the professional approach it grants my business, lessens the number of questions sent through email and gives my clients confidence in the process. Another awesome part of this is that Amy created the pages of this magazine with future updates in mind. So, I can add or amend information as my business practices may change, and update photos from more recent sessions.

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In April and December, I had the pleasure to present information on running a business, photography and work-life-balance at two different Career Days for Norwalk Schools, one to HS, one to 9th graders. A friend also asked me to speak to her journalism students in another school district to talk about photography and social media, specifically, this fall. They asked great questions and I really enjoyed sharing information with them! Side bonus: it got my name out to a lot more potential senior clients!

I gifted a senior session to Norwalk's After Prom raffle, a mini family session to a West Des Moines MOPS group auction and a mini family session to our church's Women's Coffeehouse event. I love giving back to the community, broadening my circle of friends and getting my name out to new folks! 

This season was packed to the brim and I'm so excited to share with you in another post some of my favorites from the year. We've done Behind the Scenes 2017 and this By The Numbers post. Stay tuned for 2017 Favorites!! 

Happiest of New Years!