Hello 2023, we have big plans for you!

Members of the videography team pose together. One African-American woman in blue and the other in black.

If you’re new to our blog — Welcome. We’re Tye and Tanekwa, a Northern Virginia wedding and event photography/videography team.

Can you believe it?

Another year is staring us in the face. It seems 2022 zoomed by. We love the week leading up to a new year, you get to plan what you want to do to make the year great.

Recap of 2022

In the past year, we’ve learned a lot about ourselves and from others.
  • We’ve attended virtual and in-person conferences and events such as the Peculiar Collective and WeddingPro
  • Captured amazing decor by some talented vendors such as Stunning Soirees, A Good Planner and Design, among others.
  • We planned, captured and worked with vendors we met through social media on our own styled shoot. We can’t wait for the feature to come out in January!
  • Captured weddings as the main photo/video team at the BelmontCountry Club, the Riverview, and Mill Dye House. All our couples were a joy to work with and we are so thankful they chose us to capture their big day.
  • Acted as second photographer/videographer for several weddings and events.
  • Captured a few events for non-profit organizations that focused on serving women and small business owners.
  • We joined the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and the Association for Wedding Creatives of Greater Washington, DC.
  • We captured a proposal in Washington, DC and a few engagement photoshoots at National Harbor.
  • Featured a few times for an editorial photoshoot we did at the Ivy Rose Barn.
  • Our biggest accomplishment this year, we started blogging. As photographers and videographers, it seemed like a daunting task but thanks to everyone who supports us.

Couple recite their vows during Jewish wedding ceremony.Couple look at each during engagement photoshoot at National Harbor.

How we plan to grow our Photography/Videography Business

In 2023, we’re celebrating five years of business and we’re so excited! We’ve broken it down to two goals: showing up more for our business and in our personal lives.
For business, we’re planning to:
  • Attend more networking events to meet event and wedding vendors.
  • Plan to attend Shutterfest and other photography events as well.
  • Post more on social media. We’ve planned our posts for January and joined an accountability group.
For our health and wellness, we’re planning to:
  • Work out at least 3-5 times a week. We’re starting with baby steps.
    • We’re walking around our neighborhood.
    • We signed up for pilates and plan to go once a week.
    • Dance almost 2-3 nights a week with a very active five-year-old for 15 minutes. We’re also working on the inside.
  • We’re cutting down on our sugar and sodium intake. Before we didn’t look at the back of packages for nutritional value but now we check.
    • We’re looking at the amount of sugar, sodium, cholesterol and ingredients.
  • We are also learning to find healthier recipes for meals we love.  We hope that you stick around for this journey and take a look at our other blogs. 
  • Also setting aside more time to spend with family and friends
How do you plan to make 2023 your best year?
If you’re looking for an experienced photography/videography team to capture your wedding, feel free to contact us. You can also learn more about us or check out our wedding gallery.

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