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"Mountain Stream" by Brittany Dawson

Taking a Break

"Mountain Stream" by Brittany Dawson
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”- Lao Tzu
Photography has always been something I did for me. Being able to capture beautiful scenery or a family’s precious moments warms my heart and soul, and so I’ve been blessed to be able to share my passion for the art with my clients. I started offering my photography services to clients in 2012 at the urging of quite a few friends and fellow photographers. Since then, I’ve been honored to be able to capture some truly beautiful portraits for my family, friends, and strangers (some of whom have turned into friends). It brings me so much happiness and fulfillment to see my work framed on someone’s wall, knowing that my art is not only fulfilling my creative spirit, but also helping to provide for my family.
However, I have always said that if at any time my business took away from my family, I would have to stop. As most of you probably know, my life changed drastically in the fall of 2016 when my marriage ended and I moved back to Missouri to start over with my children. Before my divorce, I had the luxury of working this business part-time. I no longer have that luxury, as a full-time job is necessary to pay the bills so that my children and I have the things we need. Working a full-time job, raising my children and taking care of my house alone, and trying to run this business as well has been very hard on me. I absolutely love what I do, but the time has come where I need to take some things off my plate so that I have more time for my family’s needs, and that means I need to take a break from Click Creative.
This probably won’t come as a big shock to some of you; if you have followed me for a while you have probably noticed that my page has been unusually quiet lately. That is because I have not had the time or energy to devote to this business as I have in the past. I have stressed myself out and wallowed in guilt because I have “neglected” Click Creative, but after a lot of prayer and hard thinking I realized that even though I absolutely LOVE photography and sharing my work with others, I should not feel guilty for needing to step away. Businesses grow and change all the time, and even though I may not be taking on photography sessions as often as I have in the past going forward, I am not completely closing shop. For now I am going to shoot for myself, when I have time, instead of pressuring myself to shoot for my business’ sake. I’m going to focus more on my children and their needs, and take on sessions when I have the time instead of trying to cram them into an already jam-packed schedule. I may share some of the work I do as part of my full-time job, since photography is a big part of my work there, and I’m sure I’ll share pictures I take of my children as well, but overall, my focus is going to be on my job at the boutique I work for and my children.
I have a couple of clients still on the books, and of course I will make time for you as planned. However, I will not be taking on any new sessions at least through the summer. This is not the first time I’ve had to take a hiatus, and I hope to have more time for Click Creative in the fall. Only time will tell. Until then, thank you so much for understanding that my family is my first and foremost priority, and my children need more time with me.
Thank you so much to all of you who have supported my passion and my art all these years. I am beyond grateful to all of you. ♥
Click Creative No Longer Offers Web Design Services

Discontinuing Web Design Services

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog entry! I figured it was time. 🙂

As any business and/or person does, I have grown and changed a lot from when I first started this business. Way back in 2009, I started out under the name Brinneydee Designs, offering web design services. In 2012, I began offering photography services as well, and over the years, I have found that some parts of my work give me much more pleasure and fulfillment than others. I no longer enjoy doing certain types of the work that I used to, and I feel like it’s time to streamline my services and only offer what I feel most passionate about for my clients.

As you may know, I have gone through some serious life changes within the past year. I am now a single mom of 3, working to take care of my children. I have a full-time job in addition to running Click Creative, and I simply don’t have a lot of “spare” time anymore. Add the issue of time constraints to the fact that I’m losing interest in certain types of projects, and I have made the decision to stop offering web design/development services, as well as custom graphics such as flyers. Designing and building websites is very time consuming, and I just don’t have the time that I used to be able to devote to projects like these. I am also finding myself more and more in love with photography and the logo design/branding aspect of my business, so I have chosen to focus on these types of projects going forward.

I hope you can understand my decision. I have a couple of clients who have deals for monthly website maintenance, and this decision will not affect our agreement; I will continue my current ongoing projects, but I will not be taking on any new web design jobs.

Thank you for your support and understanding! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email or through my Facebook page.

Senior Packages | click-creative.net

NEW Senior Package

Hey everybody! Can you believe we’re almost into June?! I sure can’t. I was looking at my calendar today saying “What happened? I swear we were just in April!” May definitely flew by.

Today I have an exciting new addition to the Investment page! For those who have been waiting for me to release my Seniors Package, your wait is over!

Senior Packages | click-creative.net

I am excited to announce that starting in Summer 2017, I will be offering a new package for high school seniors! My Seniors Package includes a mixture of digital files and print images so you can show off your images wherever you want. My galleries are shareable and also offer the option to purchase additional files or prints directly from the gallery, which is great when it comes to making sure the grandparents and family get exactly what they want!

Payment plans are available for these packages, and I am happy to work with you. If you have any questions, or want to book your session, you can contact me using the form here on the site, or message me through my Facebook page to set up a time and date for your shoot.

 

Photo by Brittany Dawson of Click Creative | www.click-creative.net

New Hours

Hey, everyone! As I mentioned in my last entry, I got a new job! I am working steady hours now, which means I needed to cut back on the hours I can take on for Click Creative. As you can see in the footer of the site, my hours have been updated to reflect the change:

Located in Portageville, MO
(573) 479-9109
Mon-Fri: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

I have also changed the hours listed on the Facebook page, as well, so everything is the same across the board.

Another update I’ve made is adding a few new landscape photos of the beautiful Southeast Missouri to my Wildlife, Nature, and Landscape album. Here you can buy prints of the following shots, as well as a lot of others. When you spend $20, you can save 20% off your print order by entering the code SPRING20 at checkout! Enjoy!

Work Work Work

Hey y’all! How’s life? Can you believe we are already more than halfway into March?! I sure can’t; 2017 has flown by so far!

To start off, I need to fill y’all in on the fact that I landed a steady job working Monday-Friday. This is great news for me and my little family, but it also means that I am going to have to limit how many projects I can take on through Click Creative. I am still booking new photo sessions and taking on new graphic design projects, but I will only be booking photo sessions on the weekends in order to ensure I don’t overload myself.

Speaking of, I am now booking spring sessions!! If you are interested in booking a session, please contact me ASAP. I already know of a couple of weekends I won’t be available, so book now to ensure you can get a spot!

I have restructured the Investment page to make it easier to find the pricing for the services you need:

There is now a camera icon over the top of the Photography Services section, and a computer icon over the Website and Graphic Design Services section. What do you think of the new look?

 

Shoot and Share

Shoot and Share and Seniors!

Hey y’all! How are you? It’s been a little bit since I last updated the blog, but life has been a little bit crazy. However, I thought I’d take a minute to fill y’all in on what’s going on behind the scenes at Click Creative!

Last year was the first time I entered an awesome photography contest called Shoot and Share and this year I have entered as well. Submissions closed a while ago, and I’ve been addicted to voting for the last couple weeks. I’m excited to have found out today that at least one of my images has made it all the way to Round 11, which means my image is in the top 5% of the total photos entered this year!

I am absolutely floored, and I can’t wait to share the images I entered with you all! For now, though, I will keep it secret so as to keep voting fair. 😉

I never cease to be inspired and amazed by the images in Shoot and Share. Last year’s entries really inspired me to step outside my creative box and try new things that I might not have tried before. I did more stylized shoots this year, and I’ve really found a love and passion for lifestyle photography as well. Even though families and children are still my favorite things to shoot, I hope to step even a little further outside my box this year by adding high school seniors to my specialties. I have always wanted to try senior photography, but never really got into it. So this year, I will be looking forward to taking on my first senior clients!

I will be releasing more details about my senior clients very soon, but until then, I hope your year is going fabulously!!