This year has truly been incredible. Our sweet August turned 1, we had quality time spent with family who visited us in Alaska, and quality time spent with them again when we visited California. Auggie transformed from a baby that peacefully sits in his bouncer, to a mobile, crawling, feisty toddler with a huge personality.
But aside from my family and the personal side that I usually share on this blog, I wanted to take this time to share a review of my work from 2013. I learned a lot when it comes to running a photography business. I made mistakes, I produced images I wasn’t very proud of, I got overwhelmed with the business aspects…Contracts, insurance, taxes, etc. A lot of the times I wanted to just throw my hands up in the air and quit. And for a few months during the year I would take breaks for this reason alone. But now I’m looking back through these sessions and at the emotion behind the pictures. A father coming home from deployment meeting his baby for the first time. A couple standing in front of friends and family and vowing to love and cherish one another for the rest of their lives. a 10 year anniversary. A young husband and wife wanting memories captured before he leaves for a one year deployment. I was able to photograph and give those memories to people…and I’m extremely proud of how far I’ve come and what I’ve produced. For years I brushed off the thought of being a serious photographer and considered myself not good enough or worthy. This year taught me one thing: This is what I was meant to do. This is my calling. And now I know I’ll never stop taking pictures.
In 2013 I opened up a small part of my heart with you with my son and my family. But in 2014 I’m looking forward to sharing something else I pour my heart into. Stay tuned for part ll!