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TO – DO LIST // june


>> Spend one afternoon with my new (purple) Holga 120N camera and Kodak TMAX 400 black and white film – for fun!

>> Read Picture Perfect Posing + one FUN book this month (part of my 12 goals for 2014) : The business book won the priority …. but now that pool days are ahead, I know I will catch up on reading a fun books this month.

>> Update my portfolios to include some of the work I shot last year (sad, but the last time I updated my portfolio was last year … eeek) : I spent hours pulling some of my favorite, favorite images for my portfolio update … and I started a whole new process and keywording system so that I can pull portfolio / marketing images after EACH session /wedding this year … making my life much easier when I need images. #winning

>> Finish my two pairs of DIY cut-off shorts (a tie project + bleach dying + studs …. just wait!) : I owe you guys a couple photos of these this week. I am in LOVE … and no one will have the EXACT SAME PAIR.

>> Design WEDDING WELCOME packets

>> Edit / blog / design / print some of my South East Asia photos. This one breaks my heart because I know it will always be on the bottom of my to-do list. So it is back for June. #thirdtimesacharm?

>> Schedule one afternoon a week of “me” time (reading blogs, magazines, organizing, journaling, etc) : I have been big on all these DIY projects this month between my two pairs of shorts, gold feather pens, gold tins, feather necklaces and a seriously amazing Chicago Blackhawks headband …. I haven’t been doing a ton of blog / magazine reading, but I am happy to make time to channel my creativity in other ways than just my camera.

Koh Phi Phi Sunset // brittany bekas photography


>> Spend one day per week at the pool (summer won’t be here forever, Chicago, gotta make the most of it)

>> 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.

>> Design WEDDING welcome packets since I didn’t do it in May

>> Coordinate, photograph and blog portfolio update shoots (glamour + senior)

>> Meet my photography role model, Jasmine Star, at her Chicago workshop….. I am beyond excited!

>> 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!

>> 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?!

What is the number one thing on your to-do list this month? Maybe I’ll take your inspiration and add it to my July list …. let me know!

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Hi, I'm Brittany.
Your extra set of eyes with a camera.

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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