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Well, here we are!!

3rd Quarter of the year!!!

Excuse me, but HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!!!

Doesn’t matter, cause here we are!!

And I am so excited because the last 5 months of the year is always my favorite!!

It usually is the busiest time of the year! With remaining days of summer, then fall sessions, prepping for the holidays, Thanksgiving, and then we roll into December with my yearly advent calendar, and by December 20th, I’m off for the remaining of the year! These months tend to fly by!

It’s always a great month to sit and look back on all of those goals you made for yourself in the beginning of the year! Do a quick check in to see where you stand, and adjust if need be to get them accomplished in these last few months of the year!!Motivational goal quotes

As usual, taking a look back to June, last month was a BUSY one!!!! Between work, summer break, traveling to the other islands for work, I even managed to take a quick vacation with my husband in Maui for Fathers Day, and it was the best vacation we’ve taken in a while!Maui Vacation- Grand Wailea Vanessa Hicks Photography

Here are a few more things that happened this month:

Hit 5k on Instagram!

Now yes, to me, numbers on IG do not validate me! But, I do believe in setting goals, and one of my goals is to have that amazing swipe up feature when I hit 10K!!! So, I am slowly but surely growing my brand, and I know I will eventually get there!!! So, if you are not following me yet on Instagram, hop over and do it now!

Vanessa Hicks Photography Instagram

I had the incredible honor of meeting and photographing UFC Fighter Rachel Ostovich!

She is so down to earth, strong and incredible, everything that a badass woman is!!! She heads to Vegas today actually for her fight this week!

Floral Bath Tub Photoshoot in Hawaii

When your amazing website host Showit chooses your website along with many others in the industry to put in an inspiration book, you do the happy dance around the house!

Thanks Showit!!!

So here we are, in a new month! July is already scheduled to be another busy month, so writing down my goals and sticking to them is key!!!

July Goals Vanessa Hicks Photography


  • School Supply Shopping for the kids! How is that already happening!?!?!
  • Finish Two Books
  • Get outfits for family photos next month!
  • Get my 10k steps in everyday!
  • Beach day once a week! <—–I know, it’s sad that I have to schedule this!


  • EPIC Styled Shoot coming this month!! Oh, just you wait!!!
  • Hit 4 years in business this month!!! WOW!
  • Update and add California to my site!
  • New Headshots!
  • Hit booking goal!

So, not a bad list right?!? Have you written down your goals for this month yet?!? If not, what’s stopping you?!?! Drop me a line with something you would want to accomplish this month!Motivational goal quotes

Vanessa Hicks Photography has been named Hawaii’s #1 Wedding Photographer for 2018 by Hawaii Magazine! Also specializes in engagements, couples, family and maternity sessions! Available for travel on all Hawaiian Islands and worldwide! Based in Hawaii and California!



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