Now I am 4
I am 4 today!
It's an interesting time celebrating a business birthday, and I've been reflecting on this recently. For a self employed business owner, there is a real sense of this is something almost entirely* created, driven and maintained by me - so a business birthday feels really quite something to celebrate!
*It's also a time to recognise the support I have had in my many years with the business from my partner, family,friends and of course my beautiful clients. My parents, in Cornwall, have some bubbles chilling to celebrate this milestone with me! This year, I've been reflecting on how settled into the business I am and there is a very nice feeling of being established!
A personal highlight of the year has been becoming an aunty (lucky brother and wife get a 'down the road - literally' photographer and babysitter!). Meeting my niece and getting to live so close to her, watching her grow has been a really special thing - this is one proud and loving aunt!
I've stretched myself this year by accepting the title 'creative' and getting involved in Cambridge Creative Reactions.
It was really interesting to find out about the puntseq project and use this to inspire a piece of art. I used a shot of a splashing blade overlaid with a DNA sequence from the Cam itself.
I have taken tens of thousands of shots, delivered to countless clients and filled up many hard drives with data! It's been a busy and consistent year!
One client I'd like to highlight are the wonderful team at Form the Future. I've had involvement with the over the years and this year I've really enjoyed being part of their Launchpad project. It's so inspiring to see the time put in by this organisation and the companies involved to encourage young school children into STEM subjects. I've seen drones, rocket launches, sewerage works, DNA profiling amongst other events! Do take a look at their site to find out more about what they do.
It's been another fantastic year. To celebrate this I'm launching a competition! My resolution this year was to be more kind where I can be SO........
I am offering a free 1.5hr photoshoot. This can be for a family photoshoot, portrait session or even coverage of an event at your business. I have also, in keeping with my kindness resolution, given you the option to nominate someone else, however if you do this, please do be mindful of what information you share with me. I will liaise with you directly, asking you to forward the information to your nominated person.
* The draw will take place on 4 August and I will publish the winners name on my blog/social media.
* In consultation with the winner, I will use some images from the shoot on social media/my website. By entering the competition you are accepting some images will be used online.
* The shoot must take place within a 20 mile radius of Cambridge city centre, please contact me if you enter but have a different location in mind.
* The competition winner will get the following:
1.5hrs of my time taking fun, natural photographs of you/your family or your event.
Access to an online gallery of all good, edited photos with free download.
Images won't be watermarked so you will be able to share/print and display these as you wish.
*The average value of this photoshoot package is £170
* The draw will be done fairly and at the discretion of Lucinda Price.
* The winner will be notified and have 15 days to confirm acceptance - following this the prize will be offered to the runner up in the draw.
Let the birthday celebrations begin!