TO – DO LIST // august


I feel like I blinked and this month was over. Seriously, it has been an insane whirlwind of so much shooting! And as we enter the last month of summer (which I feel like I haven’t had a chance to appreciate), I am making sure I make some time to just live in the moment. But before I can do that, let’s see how much of July’s list I accomplished (eek, I know it isn’t good) and what I have planned for August.


>> Photograph 4 weddings, 8 sessions and my best friend, wedding planner and floral designer, Christine Janda‘s, amazing launch party : It is official, I photographed more this month than I ever have in a months time … for real. 13 sessions, 2 events and 4 weddings. There will be LOTS of blog posts coming soon …

>> Update my website including all the new portfolio images I have been pulling and organizing in June : Yeah … too much shooting, not enough updating. August?

>> Order new wedding sample albums : Please see above ….

>> Enjoy a sunny day at North Ave Beach … at least once this month : I may have been sick, but Phil dragged me to the beach with him and his family for an afternoon of relaxing and it was wonderful.

>> Identify my three brand words and get serious about only showing work that reflects these words : Chic, fun and authentic. Everything posted from here on out must fit these words ….

>> Go to the farmer’s market (and bring my camera!) : Hmm…I had every intention of this one …. but it so did not happen. I promise, August.

>> Plan a date with Phil that is all about being a tourist in Chicago. We love to travel and explore, so let’s do it in our own city. Maybe check out the Navy Pier fireworks?

Christine Janda Design and Events Launch Party


>> Get caught up on all the editing from July by the middle of the month

>> Update portfolio … for real. And start developing the new Brittany Bekas Photography website with my designer

>> Finally get my tattoo! (I’ve been talking about it for 2 years. I think it is time)

>> Host a summer party with our friends

>> Sell my old camera gear (Nikon D600, 70-300 lens, and more …. if you want any, let me know.)

>> Spend 4 afternoons in the sun (beach or pool) …. gotta work on this tan

Last month of summer … what is on your list?

DESIGN CREDIT : Floral + event design by Christine Janda Design & Events

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  1. Melissa Imbrogno says:

    Brit! I might be interested in buying your old camera gear! Let me know how much you are looking to sell it for.

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