April’s BIG list

Alicia Ann Daw is a film & digital wedding photographer who specializes in New York City and European destination weddings. With over 15 years of experience photographing weddings, she's spent two decades globetrotting to over 37 countries and working with clients around the world. She delivers images that are effortlessly romantic and chic, telling a story about the start of your heritage in a way that will leave you in awe.


I woke up in Colorado this morning to a flurry of Facebook posts about the unexpected two inches of snow Connecticut received last night. Although the last two days in Colorado Springs have been in the 60’s, for once, I agree with all my CT friends – the snow needs to go. The other night Adam and I watched “Frozen” (yes, I’ve joined the masses in singing “Let it go” every second of every day since) and I was hoping that, with the viewing of that movie, we could bid winter farewell and welcome Spring in. I’m dreaming of days of flowy dresses, working from a blanket in the park, Vitamin D soaking into my bones, and planting my little seedlings into our new raised bed. Make no mistake, I’m not wishing for summer. I loathe summer about as much as most of the population loathes winter. But Spring? Spring, I can handle. And this Spring is shaping up to be an incredible one.

March Summary:

Business goals

  • Make my glamour promo video You can view it here! So excited about how this came out!
  • Write 3 sections for my coaching program handbook Crossed it off cause it’s mostly complete. I wrote 2.5
  • Market to 5 salons in CT and 10 in Colorado Again, mostly completed. Need to market to a few more this week in Colorado.
  • Shoot 13 glamour shoots and have an average sale of $XXX.XX
  • Finish reveal wall
  • Begin to write a talk to submit to various photography conferences and meetups
  • Blog 12 times 
  • Design booth for Luxury Wedding Spotlight booth
  • Come up with a fundraising day for a charity SO EXCITED about how this day is shaping up. Read more about it here, and PLEASE help us spread the word!
  • Clean up our main website with updated galleries and a cleaner look

Personal goals

  • Print and frame images for our CT apartment
  • Clean kitchen top-to-bottom (You had to know this was going to be at the bottom of the list)
  • Frame map
  • Gym 8 times
  • Finish communication course for my doula certification SO beyond happy to have this completed. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve had to write a 10 page paper, and the first time I’ve had to write about “an emotionally traumatic” time in my life. Geez, Louise. I had a difficult time finding a topic, and then when I did, writing about all the emotions I experienced, lessons I learned, actions I took, etc. But. It’s done And it was a hurdle I had been avoiding for months. Really hoping to have all my coursework done by June for my doula cert, which would be 7 months ahead of when I intended on finishing.
  • Complete physiology course for doula cert. and take exam


April’s goals!


  • Clean up our main website with updated galleries and a cleaner look
  • Keep working on my talk for upcoming conferences and photography meetings (that  still need to apply to)
  • For heavens sake, I need to finish my promo video and get Jakob the clips I have. Good God, It’s been long enough.
  • Shoot 5 glamour sessions and have an average sale of $XXX.XX
  • Clean out my desk
  • Work on Cathleen’s website
  • Finish Ghita’s photos
  • Make AAC thank you cards
  • Market to 7 CT businesses for AAC
  • Update SEO on 10 old blog posts
  • Plan our Charity day so that the women are SPOILED ROTTEN
  • Purchase sublimation printer + materials for Luxury wedding spotlight
  • Shoot my first wedding f the “official” wedding season
  • Review wedding workflow
  • Send booking gifts to new clients
  • Purchase/make backdrops to bring to weddings


Personal goals

  • Clean kitchen top-to-bottom (It’s called Spring cleaning for a reason, right?)
  • Clean closet
  • Buy adam new pillows (he hates our down feather ones)
  • Frame map
  • Gym 12 times
  • Get seeds planted indoors + peas planted outdoors. YAY!

I have learned that I need to keep my “Big List” goals pretty minimal because, inevitably, I always end up finding a lot more little things that need to be done. If I can get the above things completed, plus all the little things that come up, I’ll be super happy.

And since every post is better with a picture, this is the view from the end of our street in Colorado…


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