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California Wedding Photographer | September 2018 Goals

Well, no matter how we tried to stop it, summer is over and here we are in


(yes yes, I know technically summer isn’t over!!)

We are in the final quarter of the year!!

And you guys, this is my FAVORITE time of year!!! With pumpkin spice everything to start it off, then its Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my all time favorite holiday, CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Seriously, I love this time of year!!!

But, that also means that BUSY season is here! And yes, I seem to be busy all the time, but there is definitely a spike in work during this time, as so many people are preparing to get new photos done for the holidays ( have you seen this years indoor Christmas Mini Sessions?? You need to check them out!), PLUS, I start 8 months of going to the mainland once a month!

BUSY indeed!!

Let’s take a look at a few things that happened in August!

Photographed 5 amazing weddings this month!! FIVE!!!! And they were all sooooo beautiful!!!Vanessa Hicks Photography Hawaii Wedding Photographer

We hunkered down and really lucked out here on Oahu with Hurricane Lane!

It was a Category 5 hurricane approaching our islands, which literally shut down the islands for about 4 days! Luckily for Oahu, we were spared with it as it made a turn. The Big Island and Maui were not, and they are still recovering, and will be recovering for a while.

Kiddos went back to school!back to school photos

Girls went back to school this month and I can’t believe that I have a 5th and 6th grader! Time is flying by and I really need it to slow down!

Well, as usual, with such a busy month ahead, being on top of my goals and having them written down for the month is a big key factor to me successfully completing them! September Goals | Vanessa Hicks Photography



  1. Prep for my 10k at the end of the month!
  2. Schedule myself a physical!
  3. Start Christmas Shopping
  4. Schedule fun date night with hubby!
  5. Finish two books


  1. Market and fully book Christmas Minis!
  2. Heading to San Diego and Disneyland this month!
  3. Create two free Business PDF’s!
  4. Check in on 2018 Goals
  5. Finish Presentation for Showit United Conference!

Have you written down your goals yet for September? What is something that you would like to accomplish this month??




  1. Tracy

    September 7th, 2018 at 10:04 am

    I just love reading your blogs! You are adorable!!! I love this time of year also! I’m hoping to book some Christmas minis!

  2. Ashton

    September 7th, 2018 at 10:37 am

    So glad y’all survived the storm and these goals are awesome!

  3. Fran Jorgensen

    September 7th, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I love this recount! The storms and hurricanes sound very scary, I hope you and your loved ones keep safe!

  4. Prue

    September 7th, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Enjoy your busy season!!

  5. Audrey

    September 7th, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Everytime I see these, I think… what an amazing thing to write down your achievements and goals each month… THANK YOU for sharing and motivating!

  6. Shannon White

    September 7th, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I love your updates so much! So glad the hurricane wasn’t more destructive!

  7. Candice

    September 7th, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    September first means it’s Fall….duh! haha!

  8. Amber

    September 7th, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I e tried Christmas shopping this early and always spend waaaayyyyy too much. Lol

  9. Kate Lynn

    September 7th, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    I hope you hit all of your goals!

  10. Tricia

    September 7th, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I honestly LOVE and respect your dedication to sharing your goals with all of us. This is something I def need to get into the habit of doing myself. Thank you for always being a great inspiration to us!

  11. Lauren

    September 7th, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Girl you are rocking it! My favorite holiday is Christmas too! Hands down!

  12. Raina

    September 7th, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    You have such beautiful daughters! So thankful all of you made it through the hurricane ok.

  13. Natalie

    September 7th, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Love hearing about all you do! Great reminders about setting goals, I need to get on it!

  14. Lindsay

    September 7th, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    September is the best month of the year, that’s for sure!!

  15. Tasha

    September 7th, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I want to make it through September without incident lol.

  16. Mandi

    September 7th, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    So not ready for summer to be over!!

  17. Marie

    September 7th, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Love the recap! August was awesome!!

  18. Emily

    September 7th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Your girls are absolutely gorgeous!

  19. Kathy

    September 7th, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    I love your personal and business goals!

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