Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016 in Review!

2016 was a HUGE year for me...in case you don't know I resigned from my full-time job! It was very bitter sweet, I knew it was time to leave but I loved what I did.  Steven and I had talked for months and months and I finally did it.  I've never been happier.  I'm doing a ton of freelance work in the same industry that I was working it, so it's wonderful to keep my design kills sharp in the dietary supplement industry as well as still designing logos, branding, invitations etc.  It surely was a scary point but it has worked out so well.  I'm incredibly grateful for the ability to pursue this dream and for the support of my husband, family and friends...without them I would be a mess!  Well...more of a mess than I already am!

In 2016 I had the privilege of meeting a bunch of new clients, while still seeing all of my favorite clients.  Santa came to visit the studio again this year...for another sold out event, I'm considering adding another day next year!  We had wonderful fall and Christmas mini sessions, three surprise weddings (where the guests had NO idea they were getting married or had already been married...I'm the BEST secret keeper FYI ;)), celebrated growing families...both growing in ages and adding new additions, we  celebrated birthdays (my studio saw more cake this year than any before), engagements and graduations.  It's been a heck of a year and I'm so proud of the outcome. I hope you cherish your photos as much as I do.






In 2017- I hope to continue to grow as a photographer, plans to upgrade my equipment and continue my education as a business owner are priorities.  Every year I have the good intentions to blog and I fail...but not this year.  I am vowing to myself to blog much more.  Blogging is a great way for me to get my thoughts about a session, whether I want to talk about the child from a recent family session, show off the bling from a recent engagement or share some more personal things on the blog.  So that's the goal!  As for personal goals, I want to be an all around better person (not that I'm a terrible person! haha)...I want to tell someone I like their hair or their shoes when I really do, I want to purchase the coffee for the person behind me in line at Starbucks, I want to volunteer and give back (not just during the holiday season).  I also want to work towards being more productive daily and making better use of my time.   I'm currently working at St. Francis part-time in the maternity department taking newborn photos which means I have a bit of an inconsistent schedule. I'm finally getting the hang of juggling a crazy schedule now I need to focus on making better use of my time.  Everyone is a work in progress, right?  What are your goals for 2017?  Do you want to learn a new skill?  Change jobs?  Plan an epic vacation? 

Thank you for all the wonderful memories you allowed me to capture this year, I look forward to seeing you all in 2017! I'm incredibly thankful for you!!


Sunday, July 17, 2016


Dan and Gina are very special friends of mine and my husband (Steven).  Dan and Steven work together and are two of the funniest men I have ever known.  When the four of us are together we spend so much time laughing and the rest of the time is spent with Gina and I rolling are eyes and them mimicking us!

 I was lucky enough to spend the early afternoon with Gina and her bridesmaids as they were getting ready for Gina's big day!   Gina was so relaxed and you could tell she was enjoying the process, no stress for this girl!

Dan and Gina wrote one another letters, and being able to watch them both read it privately was one of my favorite moments from the day. 

Special thanks to Gina's cousin, Dylan, we were able to hang her dress in the most perfect spot for it to shine!  Also...those SHOES!!!

Once the boys arrived at the Farmington Club we knew it was safe to sneak Gina over to their bridal suite. When I arrived Gina's uncles and cousins were turning the reception area into everything Gina and Dan had envisioned. 

Before we knew it it was time to tie the knot!  

Gina and der dad as they begin their walk down the aisle.  The Farmington Club is such a wonderful backdrop.

Dan's face when he saw Gina.....his smile could not have been any bigger!!

Officially husband and wife!  Congratulations you two!!

Following the ceremony, after the guys were done snacking ;), we spent time doing formals.  

I always love when there are couples in the bridal party, and these two were SO much fun!

When Gina, Dan and I snuck away from everyone to do their portraits they could not stop smiling, I honestly don't think they've ever been happier!

When I tell you the reception was fun...I mean F.U.N!! The guests at this wedding brought their dancing shoes and were not afraid of the camera!  My kind of people!!

What a wonderful opportunity to photograph your wedding, Dan and Gina.  Thank you!  I hope you enjoy this teaser and I can't wait to watch your marriage blossom!  Always remember- cookies for dinner. 

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