New Year – New Resolutions – A Photographer’s Perspective on New Year’s Resolutions | Debbi Marquette Photography

December 28, 2021

New Year – New Resolutions – A Photographer’s Perspective on New Year’s Resolutions 

I’m sure many of you make New Year’s resolutions.   I do.  The beginning of a new year always brings new resolutions for living my best life.  Of course everyone has some they keep, and some end of falling to the wayside.   The start of a new year usually means big promises which often includes big steps, life changes, and habit changes.   I’m opting to keep it real this year.   So below are this Photographer’s New Years Resolutions.  

I hope you find some inspiration in these or can adapt them to your lifestyle.  

  1. Regular workouts
  2. Continue to preserve family memories.  This is actually a three part resolution:
    • Continue to preserve family memories through portraits and snapshots.
    • Continue making yearly books for my grandchildren of lifestyle pictures of them
  3. Expand my photography blogs through more travel and regular picture taking. 

Regular Workouts

First, instead of the typical I’m going to lose weight, or lose x amount of pounds, I’m going to concentrate on continuing to get in better shape.  I already started this, and my resolution is to keep up my workouts.  In addition to feeling better losing weight naturally, it continues to help my photography since I often hike places to get pictures.  In the last two months,  I have discovered such huge health benefits to regular workouts so I’m pretty motivated to keep this up.  

Eating right goes along with this.  I’m trying to reduce the bad carbs and prepare meals that are nourishing and healthy.  In another year we will begin our retirement and our dream has always been to travel in an RV. I want to be ready!

This past year my husband finished biking the Erie Canal bike trail in New York State – a total of 400 miles. We broke the trip into two separate trips due to logistics. There was a gap in between the trips due to Covid and not wanting to stay in hotels at the peak of Covid, but we did complete the entire trail.   It had been a goal of ours and was one of the best vacations ever.   We hope to do more long bike trail rides this year.  You can read about our trip here and here.  

Continue to preserve family memories through portraits and snapshots 

It’s common to get into cell phone pictures.  It’s easy and generally your phone is always with you.   But taking pictures with a camera allows you to print them in a larger size.   Printing your pictures is important. It’s very important to preserve that family history.  All photographs, landscape, lifestyle or portraits should evoke a feeling.  While I’m a landscape and travel photographer, it is important to me to document family memories.   

Continue to preserve family memories with yearly books of lifestyle pictures

When my grandchildren were born, I started taking lifestyle pictures of them.  These are not posed portraits in anyway.  Instead they are pictures of them doing everyday life.  I do a book for each child from birthday to birthday.   They include simple things like cuddling with grandma and grandpa, places we go, and activities they do.   It’s a great way to capture what they were interested in each year and preserve these memories.   The books are printed each year in an 8×8 size.   

Expand my photography blogging through more travel and regular picture taking

Getting a website up and running is a lot of work.  Setting up a good website consumed way more time than I expected or allocated.  This year I want to add more travel and take regular pictures.  Because of the time it took, I didn’t take as many pictures as I normally do.  I want to get back to regular picture taking which has always been a passion of mine.    

So far I’m thinking of trips to:

  • Several National Parks
  • Smoky Mountains
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • And the eagles are back right now by the river near my house so I can’t wait to get out to capture photos of them.  

These are my New Year’s resolutions for 2022.  Intentionally I did not include so many that it is impossible and these are clearly the most important things to me to concentrate on for this year.   I wish you best on your new year and new resolutions.  I hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful new year full of good health, love, happiness and prosperity.


Debbi Marquette Photography is located in Upstate New York at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  Debbi is  an award winning and published  travel, landscape and bald eagle photographer specializing in artistic, authentic, and memorable landscape and wildlife photography.   She travels frequently, lives near the mountains and constantly has a camera in her hand to capture photographs so others can see the beauty of our world.

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