TO – DO LIST // july



>> Spend one day per week at the pool (summer won’t be here forever, Chicago, gotta make the most of it) : This weather has been, well … not wonderful. So I have been there when I can and when the weather permits. So sad …

>> THAILAND PHOTOS. Bad, Brittany. I haven’t even looked through them since March, and I know there are so many gorgeous ones to share / print / blog … sigh. Techically, I still have to blog Chiang Mai, Thailand … which includes tigers, elephants and gorgeous temples … but hey, I got through all the islands … so that counts, right? Yup, I think it does.

>> Design WEDDING welcome packets since I didn’t do it in May : eeek. July, yes in July. This will happen because I have all the new portfolio / marketing images pulled. Baby steps.

>> Coordinate, photograph and blog portfolio update shoots (glamour + senior) I photographed four gorgeous high school seniors and I have 4 glamour shoots coordinated for the first two weeks in July. Portfolio will be updated in no time.

>> Meet my photography role model, Jasmine Star, at her Chicago workshop….. I am beyond excited! This was a dream come true … for real. I’ll be blogging more about this amazing experience soon.

>> Clean and organize the apartment for Phil’s return to Chicago. I can’t believe we haven’t been in the same country for nearly 3 months now! Everything is back in it’s place, and Phil is home. So, so happy. Life is back to normal.

>> Do two Chicago things this month. Attend a fest, hit the farmers market, walk the lake, explore a new neighborhood. Maybe bring that purple Holga or a film camera for a personal photo day?! No personal photo day (I am going to blame the Chicago rain) but I did make it to four fests – Wells Street Art Fair, Randolph Fest, Do Division and Randolph City Market. Plus, I got to explore a little more of Wicker Park than I have … so I’m pretty happy. Now I just need to get that Holga loaded with film …



>> Photograph 4 weddings, 8 sessions and my best friend, wedding planner and floral designer, Christine Janda‘s, amazing launch party

>> Update my website including all the new portfolio images I have been pulling and organizing in June

>> Order new wedding sample albums

>> Enjoy a sunny day at North Ave Beach … at least once this month

>> Identify my three brand words and get serious about only showing work that reflects these words

>> Go to the farmer’s market (and bring my camera!)

>> 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?

What is on the top of your list this month? Any suggestions to add to my list?

Brittany XO Signature 2

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