April showers … bring May flowers! I am dying for those May flowers to arrive for all my  sessions/weddings that are happening in May. Despite all the gray, rainy, Chicago days, April was here and now gone … so fast. Probably because I wasn’t really in Chicago for most of the month (nor am I there now). :)

>> Spend more time living. This was my biggest priority this month, and I def made this be the most important thing on my “to-do list”. I had so many coffee dates, lunches, dinners, cocktails and trips … I was always around people and enjoying life. I hope to keep this goal up throughout the rest of the year.

>> Finish BrittanyBekas.com redesign and launch it. Eeekk… Peter, if you are reading this … don’t judge. I was hot, hot, hot on getting my new website designed for about 2 weeks. After lots of indecisiveness, the project was put on hold …. but I promise, I will have a new and improved site in the next few months. Promise.

>> Sell …. prints, books, canvases and more. I have been following up my all my clients explaining the benefits of professional prints and products, and I am seeing that my clients are loving the end product even more.

>> Explore as much of San Fran/Napa as possible. And document everything about it. My 5 nights in San Fran/Napa went so fast … I packed in a ton of the city into a short amount of time. If you missed, the blog post, you can read and see all about my trip here.

>> Spring clean even more. Before I left for Grand Cayman, I spent a whole Saturday morning purging. I threw out so much stuff that we do not use, and it felt wonderful. Traveling only makes you realize how MUCH you have, and how LITTLE you use. So I’m hoping once I get back to Chicago, I can eliminate even more.


April was really the last of my “slow” season, so as I kick off May … I know things will be hectic until November. On my list of goals for this month are >>>

>>  Spend 30 minutes a week shooting with my new Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro lens.

>> Contact old clients for quotes about their Brittany Bekas Photography experience. (If you want to send me some love, I would love to share it on my website!)

>> Start a book club. I’ve tried getting into an established one, but I can’t find the right fit … so I am starting my own. Even if it is only 2 people .. :) Want to join? Let me know.

>> Build my glamour portfolio. As my brand grows and my style evolves, I want to refresh my boudoir work to my current style.

>> Eat more salad. As the weather warms up, I love digging into a fancy, swanky salad, so I am aiming to make some yummy green dishes all month long.

Pumped for May.
Brittany XO Signature 2

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Florida, Chicago + destination wedding and family photographer for those who believe in eternalizing this season of life with storytelling images.

After becoming a mom and losing my own mom, I realized that the most cherished photos are moments (not the perfectly posed portrait). I'm here to let moments unfold and to document the true connection between you, your partner and your family.


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