With each new year I've met new people, encountered new challenges, taken on new risks and have been slowly molding my company into what it is today. I'm still a long ways from where I plan to be, but have already came so far...and this is going at my part time snail pace. ;)
2014 definitely did not disappoint. With a total of 62 sessions, my year of photography left my creative heart feeling full and happy. Some highlights of my year were...
One of my BEST friends getting married!! Being the photographer AND maid of honor was a totally new experience for me! (Thankfully there was an onsite photographer to capture the ceremony.)
A big part of my year was focused on giving back. Aside from donated sessions, I participated in 3 different events, including my annual Capture A Cure sessions to raise funds and awareness towards an illness or cause. (While it is not cancer specific, cancer has been the running theme so far.)
In January I donated my time taking head shots for a local cast of women that were part of the Vagina Monologues - a production put together every year (until this one, because she moved!!) by the amazingly talented Jamie Sebby. On top of being proactive in LGBTQ and Women's rights, Jamie has an awesomely hilarious blog called Motherhood Honestly and she recently started her own hand-lettering, typography business called OhSeven Letterpress. Seriously, take a moment to check out her stuff!
My session with the cast of VM was a lot of fun! Jamie and I met with 8 incredible, diverse, beautiful women who all braved the super cold temps and crazy snow flurries with us. The energy I got from these women was nothing short of amazing. A photographers dream, really. I'm so happy to have been a part of it all. :)
Please keep both Kaylynn and Katie in your prayers, positive thoughts...send out healthy vibes -- whatever it is that you do. The fight against the beast otherwise known as cancer is a long, life changing one. Every little bit helps!! :)
I am beyond excited for 2015 to be here and what the year has waiting for me. Over the last week I have been updating galleries on my website -- I might actually get some wedding images on there this year! ;) For the first time in 2 years I have increased my pricing in some areas, while other packages have been restructured. I have also changed some items as far as what services I offer, so please take a moment to check it out. I put a lot of thought into each decision and trust that these changes will help me towards my goals of how I want my business to grow and what kind of photographer I strive to be. I am excited to bring all of you along on this journey of mine, as I could not do it without your support! I look forward to capturing many more moments for you.