It's been a fantastic year so far!  There is so much going on for RiN Photo Studios as a company, and for me personally.  I'll start with the business side of things.

1.  We participated in our first bridal show at the "Classic Bridal Show" put on by Star 105.5 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, IL.  We got to meet with many brides and their entourages, took some fun photos at our photo booth set up, and even gave away some prizes!  It is certainly something we are looking forward to doing again next year.  

2.  We have added staff!  This is truly a family company now.  My sister has always been my unofficial marketing manager, and she is fantastic at that role, but now she is joining us in a more official capacity both as marketing manager as well as photo booth staffer.  My brother-in-law has been hired as well as our official videographer!  

3. NEW services! That being said, we have added new services to our menu!  We now have a staffed photo booth available for events as well as wedding videography.  This is super exciting news for us, as we get to become one-stop-shopping for all photo/video needs for weddings.  I can't wait until we have example video and fun photo booth photos to post to the website!  Keep checking back, because those will be available soon.

4. BLOG.  THIS blog is new!  Obviously this is my first entry, but I hope to update it at least once a week or so.  I want to keep it to keep all of my clients (past, present and future) up to date on the latest happenings both in the business, my life, and my family's lives.  We are a very small, very personal company, and this is one more way I can reflect that here on the web.   

And now on to the personal side of things.  

I'm planning my OWN wedding!  I'm so very excited.  My fellow geeks out there will be thrilled to know that it is going to be a Doctor Who themed wedding complete with life-sized TARDIS.  What is really fun about this all, is that now I get to be on the bride side of things.  I now get a taste of what brides go through and what they think about while planning and even on the day of the wedding.  I always tried to put myself in the bride's shoes before, but now, it's going to be that much more real.  From here on out, I can really think back to my own big day and remember all those things whenever I'm helping my future brides capture their day.  My wedding, like all weddings, will be unique, and I really want the day's personality captured, which is what I always try to do for my clients.  

So far, I think i'm doing pretty well planning.  I have signed contracts for rentals, photographer, and DJ.  I still need to get down to the area where my wedding will be held to meet with the cake baker, caterer and florist.  I have my dress, and shoes, and head piece.  My sister is working hard on getting my shower together coming up next month.  Things are rolling along nicely, and I just keep getting more and more excited by the day....and night.

Does anyone else experience this?  I keep having wedding dreams.  Nothing bad or catastrophic happens in the dreams, in fact most of them are good, or at the very least funny.  But I seem to have at least one dream a week about the wedding.  Does this happen to anyone else?  Hmm....

As always, check out our social media prescences to get even more up to the minute updates on everything RiN Photo Studios!  Keep making memories!  :)