Friday, January 4, 2013

New Beginnings in 2013

2012 was a growing year for me. I spent most of it truly making some big decisions about my business. From the time that I started Angel Sallade Photography in 2008, deep down I wanted it to be a pet photography business. Unfortunately, not being from this area I didn't really have the right network of people to make that happen and honestly at the time I still had a lot of growing to do in photography. I went on and did weddings, portraits and worked with models. Anything I could to meet people and continue to grow and learn.
In late 2009 after adopting Mojo, I starting volunteering photography work with Paradise Pets. I still continue to donate time with them when I can and also volunteer with Wish Bone Canine Rescue. My volunteer work with rescue dogs helped me learn so much about animal behavior and working with different breeds. This work also helped me build relationships with a network of local veterinarians, like SmartVet and the staff of Animal Emergency Clinic.
By 2011 many of my clients were pets and this increased with the oncoming of 2012. It was August of 2012 after a long conversation with my husband that I made the decision to focus my business on pets. Some of my family and friends gave that confused look, not really understanding why. I can honestly say it has nothing to do with money but everything to do with happiness and personal fulfillment. When I work with a person's pet to me it is truly an honor to have them entrust me with their beloved pet. We have so little time with our pets in our lives that being asked to capture their spirit and memory in images is a treasure. Capturing these memories for my clients is the reason why I get such joy from pet photography.
Now that 2013 is here and as with every new year comes new beginnings. To kick off 2013 I launched a new website at that also includes a blog. This location will remain up but the new location is where everything will be in 2013. This new website will allow me to better serve my clients. It has private client viewing and ordering of hundreds of products.
I hope each of you had a great holiday and have a factastic 2013. I look forward to hearing from each of you in 2013.