I ended October's recap with, "I don't think November or December are going to be incredibly busy for me." I was wrong.
Going into November, I only had one session booked. One session for November isn't anything to complain about. In fact, I was actually pretty excited to have something lined up ahead of time, which is probably a pretty good indication of how slow November usually is for me. Around this time of the year, things will pop up maybe, but I rarely have anything set up. I would have been okay with the session I had scheduled being my only shoot for the month.
Right at the end of October, The Begowatts scheduled a shoot with me, and then a handful of other shoots popped up throughout the month. I even had a multi-shoot day at the very end of November. A multi-shoot day. In November... November was my third best month in revenue this year. I still haven't come to terms with how good this month was considering how dismal it generally is.
Looking to December, I'm going to try to not get my hopes up. I, like many other people around this time of year, will be doing quite a bit of traveling to see family throughout the month. Although I'm fine with missing a family gathering for a shoot, having photos done are probably at the bottom of other people's priority list.
I am, however, really hoping that the momentum I've picked up over the past few months will continue into the new year. The first couple of months every year are always the hardest for me, so it'd be amazing if I could keep rolling along at this pace. Trends from previous years make me feel a lot of business is unlikely, but the later part of this year has been pretty abnormal. I'll just keep doing my best to do good work and keep my fingers crossed!
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Dan Pomykalski (PAWM-I-KALS-kee) is a portrait photographer based in Madison, WI. Dan works with both individual clients and larger organizations, such as the Wisconsin Alumni Foundation, the Janesville Jets, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and the University of Wisconsin-Rock County. Dan was also the photo editor for the student-run newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Royal Purple, for the 2013 Spring and 2013 Fall semesters. Although Dan's clients are mostly from the Dane County area, he is more than happy to travel wherever necessary.
Although Dan is primarily a portrait photographer, he has ample amounts of experience in other types of photography such as weddings, events, product photography, real estate, and sport photography.
In 2016, expertise.com ranked Dan Pomykalski Photography the 2nd best portrait photographer in Madison, WI out of 204 others in the area.
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