101 in 1001


I have been itching to do this for a very long time – and now it is finally complete! I have created 101 goals to complete in 1001 days!!! I first heard of this idea from a few photographers I follow: Melissa Jill, Gail Warner, and Deborah Zoe – just to name a few and fell in love with the idea! I personally love to do lists – so I think this list will hold me accountable to complete my goals: both business and personal. … So I start today March 1, 2012 and I hope to complete this list Thursday November 27, 2014!

If you are looking for more information on how to start your own 101 in 1001 list, click HERE. If you are ready to get started – but you are not sure of what your end date will be, click HERE!

Take a moment and check out my goals! If you think you can help me along the way, I would be the happiest girl in the world! I’ll be updating the list and blogging about my progress as I knock em’ out, so stay tuned:)

… Wish my luck! What are some of your goals?


  1. Find a place of solitude
  2. Travel to California
  3. Make a snow angel
  4. Make a snow man
  5. Have a Showit portfolio site
  6. Attend a Jasmine Star, Katelyn James, Melissa Jill, Christy Tyler, or Ross Oscar Knight workshop!
  7. Meet my photography idol – Jasmine Star! (My New Year’s Resolution!!!)
  8. Network with other local photogs
  9. Gain the opportunity to second shoot or even third shoot with some people who I admire from afar –  My Sorority sister: A. Anaiz, Cendino, Ross Knight
  10. Get updated head shots
  11. Finally go to Jamaica
  12. Travel to Alaska
  13. Own a home
  14. Upgrade my camera body and lens
  15. Photograph 3 weddings this year
  16. Attend a Beyonce Concert
  17.  Lose 25 pounds — Yeah I said it!:)
  18. Revamp logo & brand for my business
  19.  Bake every weekend for 2 months straight
  20. Travel to Europe
  21. Travel to China
  22. Get into the habit of reading daily devotions
  23.  Get business cards made
  24. Have my work published on a style or wedding blog
  25. Go parasailing
  26. Attend WPPI
  27. Join PPA
  28. Turn my business into a LLC
  29. Own a pair of Louboutins
  30. Do a styled photoshoot
  31. Really enjoy NYC Nightlife
  32. Run another 5k – but with my hubby!
  33. Spend Christmas outside of Florida
  34. Get a new laptop
  35. Photograph a military homecoming
  36. Ride a helicopter
  37. Ride a train
  38. Blog everyday for a month — gulp!
  39. Take a carriage ride in Central Park
  40. Take photos of my parents
  41. Watch the Sunrise and Sunset in the same day
  42. Go apple picking – and make an apple pie
  43. Make wine— from scratch
  44. Get canvas prints made
  45. Visit Hawaii again – maybe Maui?
  46. Go on a picnic
  47. Graduate with my MBA
  48. Find an inspiring quote and work it into my home décor
  49. Complete a 365 photo challenge
  50. Complete a month photo challenge
  51. See a drive-in movie
  52. Host Thanksgiving at my home
  53. Attend an ugly sweater party
  54. Own a shootsac!
  55. Have a baby!!!!!:)
  56. Streamline my workflow
  57. Have lunch with a local photog
  58. Be published in a regional Bridal magazine
  59. Finally meet Justin & Mary Marantz just to tell them how much they inspire me – Maybe even buy them lunch? That would totally make my year!:)
  60.  Ride a zip line through a jungle
  61. Visit the grand canyon
  62. Attend a fancy New Year’s party
  63. Go rock climbing (maybe indoor rock climbing?)
  64. Go fishing
  65. Visit Jerusalem
  66. Swim in the Red Sea
  67. Photograph local vendors to display their products
  68. Get a hot stone or deep tissue massage
  69. Try a new restaurant once a month for a whole year
  70. Go on a mission trip
  71. Rent a beach house and stay with family and friends for a weekend!
  72. Make a coffee table book out of our travel photography
  73. Plant a small veggie garden
  74. Host a wine & cheese tasting
  75. Go salsa dancing
  76. Finally get a Georgia driver’s license…I am still holding on to my Florida License (I love my picture!)
  77. Learn to fold a fitted sheet! You guys don’t even want to see how I currently fold my sheets..lol!
  78. Go kayaking
  79. Take a cooking class
  80. Create a Facebook fan page
  81. Make a promo video for my business
  82. Learn off camera lighting.
  83. Work on packaging and branding materials.
  84. Update my passport to reflect my married last name
  85. Have custom thank you + note cards designed
  86. Photograph a destination wedding
  87.  Travel to Africa & go on a real safari trip
  88. Photograph an engagement session in the snow
  89. Photograph a wedding in the snow
  90. Create a Leather Craftsman Album
  91. Take Lucy to get doggy pampered
  92. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
  93. Attend an Atlanta Braves game at the Braves stadium
  94. Hire Promise Tangeman to re-brand my business
  95. Photograph a charitable event or cause.
  96. Comment on other photographers’ blogs – I am mainly an observer, but I do have to step my game up.:)
  97. Organize my office.
  98. FINALLY attend Trinidad Carnival and PLAY MAS!
  99. Buy an Ipad
  100. Develop a client referral program
  101. Create holiday cards from my husband, Lucy and I every year!



Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE

Yasmin - Yay for having a baby!!!! And I got you in October for military homecoming 😉

Tynnille - Can’t wait to have you finally come play mas…… and the baby one I can’t wait…

Jaime Bannatyne - i read this entire list, that’s how much i love you, and you said travel to Europe twice…so technically your list is only 100. lol

Maya - #99 wait until iPad 3 where the picture resolution should be better. Your pics will look beautiful as you preview them on it…good luck…I may do this:) my former girls, my future inspiration:)

Janelle - LOL! Thanks everyone!!! Jaime you would notice that… but that just shows how BADLY I want to go to Europe! Girls Trip, anyone!? Any whoo, its updated to travel to ALASKA!!!! :)

Saadia Me*Chel - Looks like you can cross one of these off your list after last night. Woohoo to meeting J*!!!

A Night with Jasmine Star!! » Janelle C. Photography [Blog] - […] made a New Year’s Resolution to meet her… and I finally did!! ::check!:: Here are some images I captured of the […]

Alana - Great idea! I am going to try this too! I love how it plays right in with what Jasmine was talking about Monday night. :)

Alana - Great idea! I am going to try this too! I love how it play right in with what Jasmine was saying Monday night. :)

Serena - Oh, I loved going through this to-do list of yours. I’ve never walked the Brooklyn Bridge or gone parasailing either – but someday!

You should totally try rock climbing, if you haven’t yet. I frequently go to an indoor rock climbing gym and it’s a super fun way to stay in shape + keep active. =)

Tasty Tuesday ~ Sweet & Savory

I know it is only Tuesday – but I am extremely excited to add a new segment to my blog…. It will be titled Sweet & Savory! Every Saturday or Sunday I will be baking and creating delicious treats! My husband is already looking forward to weekends… I just look forward to the sweet aromas that will be coming from the kitchen and engulfing my home!:)

 This weekend I made cinnamon rolls with cream cheese glaze from scratch! I followed this recipe and it was pure awesomeness!! Here are the ingredients:


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups (or more) unbleached all purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid-rise yeast (from 2 envelopes yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray


  • 3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

My Lovely Puggle, Lucy – loves to keep me company as I cook and manages to get powdered sugar on her nose… Gotta love her!:)


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

YUM…..Sooooo Good!:)

Be sure to look out for more recipes every weekend!

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE

Tahnee - OMG! Janellie! Your freakin super woman! How do you find time to do all of this and work and be in grad school! I wanna be like you when I grow up! (when Im finished w. school) This looks delicious! I look forward to doing this in my own spare time. Whenever that happens.

Tiffanie - It was so nice meeting you yesterday! I love this post! It has inspired me to try it…I will let you know how it turns out!

Maternity Session: Shaniqua & Jamil

This session had me head over heels! I had so much fun capturing the love between Shaniqua and Jamil! They are expecting a baby girl named Essence and she will be gracing this earth very soon! She has so many people who are waiting to meet her – and I am kind of excited to meet her myself!:)

Shaniqua, you are gorgeous!

 Jamil is so excited… and Shaniqua you are fierce! 
So excited for baby Essence to get here!  Congrats you two!:)

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE

Shaniqua - Janelle, I had a blast with you… you definitely captured our essence well. It truly felt like Eli was live in the flesh smiling in the pics as well. Thank you so much hun for such a great experience. Love

Summer, oh summer! » Janelle C. Photography [Blog] - […] and new parents of their baby girl, Essence …. You may remember their maternity session HEREThe lovely and hilarious couple, Kisha and Q…My husband and ISuch an amazing […]

Children Portraits : Liam & Madison

This session was incredibly easy to shoot! Who could resist such cute kids! Meet Liam and Madison! These kids OOOZZZEEEE with cuteness!!!!! Who could resist those eyes and adorable smile!??

It also helps that she loves chocolate – who doesn’t LOVE chocolate!?
Cousin’s who love each other! Awww!:)
Liam is clearly starting out early! His dad helped DJ my wedding – it’s only right that Liam follows his footsteps, RIGHT?! Too cute!:)

Share on FacebookTweet LinkPin on Pinterest69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamE