This is the perfect time of year to reflect on the past 12 months, and to start looking ahead to the next 12. Setting new goals, learning from mistakes, and refocusing where I want my business to go is an important part of celebrating the new year, but reflecting on the past year is also equally as important. This year, I grew my business far beyond what I had set goals for, and along the way got to photograph more than 20 amazing weddings and almost 30 engagement sessions. I had the chance to connect with a lot of amazing couples, and am already set to go for 25 weddings in 2015! I connected with some amazing local wedding vendors, made lots of new wedding photographer friends, and traveled to some new places and venues. I’m almost fully booked for this coming year and I’m so grateful for every bride and groom (and bride and groom to-be’s!) who have trusted me and allowed me to share in such a special day in their lives. During the course of the wedding day, I wear a lot of hats: wedding photographer, time keeper, schedule organizer, dress fluffer, flower holder, bobby pinner and sometimes even a chauffeur for some extra bridal party members! I am really lucky to do what I do, and the fact that my couples have faith in me and let me photograph their wedding the way I see it is so humbling. I love getting to know families and friends, making my couples laugh and feel relaxed, and helping them to fully enjoy their wedding day.
2015 is looking grand so far- I have some time to regroup and refocus after a very busy wedding season. I’ll also be heading to a photography workshop in California where I’m hoping to get inspired, recharge my batteries with some days off, and drive up the coast to see some new places! I’m looking forward to photographing a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic, and connecting with all of my awesome couples.
I just wanted to send out some huge thank you’s to my couples from 2014- you helped make this such a great year and I’m so grateful to have gotten to know you and spent such an important day with you! I also wanted to thank my second shooters- Noelle, Caitlin, Erin, Kara, and Steph- having a friend by my side during the wedding day is a dream come true and you all helped me tremendously this year. Thank you! And lastly, the awesome wedding vendors I have met and worked with- you are all so talented and getting to photograph your work makes my job all the more rewarding.
Cheers to an amazing 2014, and looking forward to an even better 2015! Here are some behind the scenes photos from some of this year’s weddings!
Happy New Year!
PS I don’t often wear rain boots to photograph weddings- only when we’re heading to a wet and rocky waterfall!