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I'm not gonna sugar coat it: 2017 started off a little rocky. I had thoroughly exhausted my self in 2016 so I made the decision to cut back on advertising and not push my self so hard on social media. The consequence of that decision meant I had a slower season than expected. My initial thought was "this is great, I'll have time to devote to each client and maybe some time to start some projects!"
Well, I started lots of projects that I didn't quite finish by the end of 2017. I had big ideas. And a vision that I still hold for 2018. And even though my vision is sometimes a little bigger than my means, I am so thankful for the support from my friends and family to help me work on these projects. Not to mention the constant encouragement from my **new husband**. That's right, we tied the not at the end of the wedding season <3
But I definitely got to spend more time with clients this year. I ate dinner with clients. Our phone conversations were less business and more conversation. I really felt like I got to know them. I got to know their real desires for their wedding plans. I learned how photos fit into those goals and how I could contribute to what were great memories.
My one hour sessions turned into two hour sessions. My workflow during portraits slowed down and I was able to be more conscious and controlled with each click of the shutter. I took less photos, as a result. I also got to spend more time playing around with Gifs. Since I had stepped back from social media, I would capture them and fail to show them off. So I decided to show off 2017 with all of the Gifs I captured through out the year. I hope you enjoy this slightly long video and the favorite portraits of 2017 to follow.
Christi & Jessica contacted me a little over a year ago, for their Kentucky wedding plans. I was so excited to be apart of their big day, and then they had an unexpected move to Northern Indiana. While the news was super sad, I wished them all the best of luck. Then at the end of last year, they contacted me with the most wonderful news. They were expecting to add an addition to their family and wanted maternity portraits up north!
I love to travel, especially to new places. Christi grew up in this magical place on Lake Michigan that would make you believe you were on the beach and on the edge of the world. When she suggested we take the portraits there, I immediately agreed. And despite a rainy forecast all weekend, we got a short break from the weather to enjoy this sandy oasis.
I have grown quite attached to these two. I had the honor of not only photographing their engagement, but also their ceremony in Seattle Washington. They even met my mom (That's a big step.) It's clients like these two that make my job the best job in the world. They had a beautiful reception to celebrate their marriage at the Grand Reserve in Lexington, Ky and it was a glorious celebration of two beautiful souls.Read More