Being Thankful

As I look back on almost the end of the year 2015, there is so much to be thankful for with my aircraft photography business and I am so grateful for all that God has blessed me with.

Last year, in 2014, I photographed twenty six aircraft for various aircraft brokers and charter operators throughout North America. I even had my first international assignment to Toluca Mexico to photograph three different aircraft for one brokerage firm.

This year my goal was fifty six aircraft, an increase of thirty jets for the year! As of this writing, I’ve had fifty jobs this year, and I will have number fifty one on Monday, and I am so grateful for all the new business.

I have some extremely loyal clients who have been with me from the very start, and I’ve also gained a number of new clients, as well. The months of May, June and July were extremely slow for me, and then all of a sudden, August, September and October exploded for me and I’ve been swamped! In the first part of November, I photographed a Hawker jet for a client in Corpus Christi on November 1st and then the following week, I had an aircraft to photograph on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Four jets in four days! Wow! I was so busy, so tired, so exhausted and so grateful.

The next week, on Monday, November 20, 2015, I flew to Las Vegas for the 2015 NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) convention, with over 27,000 people attending the event. The show ran from Tuesday through Thursday and I meet so many new, potential clients, as well as seeing past and current clients, as well as many friends and colleagues.

This week was a week of recovery from the NBAA Convention, I walked over 6 miles a day, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while attending the convention. The only two cities that can host this convention are Las Vegas and Orlando, as these are the only two cities that have convention centers large enough to handle that many people. Being located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I sure with the City of Dallas, would expand their convention center even more, so that Dallas could also be part of the NBAA Convention mix! Are you listening Dallas leaders???

In closing, I would like to share some of my most recent work from the past few months, and also just to share how thankful I am for God answering so many prayers for me and continuing to let me grow my business and do what I love. It has been said that if you love your job, you don’t consider it work. I am so blessed and fortunate to feel that way about my aviation photography business.

I would like to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season!