Back when accounting was my 9-5 and photography as a full time career seemed like a dream that might never happen I color coded my calendar. It was an organization tool that helped me, at a glance, know what my next meeting (or 12) was about and prep myself mentally. It really worked for me then and really helped keep me sane on the hectic days. I don't actually color code our calendar anymore but in my mind everything has a color assigned to it. White for weddings (kinda goes without saying), Green for engagement shoots because we tend to shoot in green spaces more than anything, and Turquoise for marketing because well, it's our main brand color! I also mentally assign black to money and admin discussions because ... ugh! If you actually color coded our calendar based on my mental color coding you'd be looking at a sea of turquoise right now. Now that I type that I should probably actually code my calendar because that will be the only turquoise sea I'll be seeing anytime soon!
Even though we're not shooting as much this time of year we love it because this is when we meet the majority of our brides! They don't call it booking season for no reason! By far our biggest turquoise dot on the calendar is the Pink Bride wedding show. We meet more brides here than we do anywhere else! Although we definitely don't book even half of the brides we meet at the show we love getting to chat about the most important day of someone's life. It's so much fun to hear about all the plans, the Pinterest boards, and in some cases to watch the ideas develop right in front of us! Even though it's a ton of fun it's also a ton of work. This time around we changed up or usual setup and did some additional build out with shiplap walls and an 8ft butcher block table. What really brought our booth together though was the flowers! Kristin at Everbloom Design hooked us up with some really awesome (and awesome smelling) florals. It kinda makes me want to do more shows every year so we have an excuse to have more fresh flowers in our house!