Fears of possibly letting go of a dream that I've had since I was a child, that I worked hard at through 2 pregnancies, nights of cramming, endless equations, formulas, finals and flash cards! (Can't forget about them flash cards!) Fears of making a wrong choice, choosing the wrong path and regretting the time lost.
Friends in each one of my clients, babies and brides. I loved meeting all of you! Thank you for letting me into your lives for a few hours to capture the bonds between mom and her newborn, dad and his only son, the love shared between a man and his new wife. The new friends I've made who share a love of photography, weddings and creativeness! Thank you for the inspiration.
FUN! in doing something I love doing. Being able to have a creative outlet to let my mind dream and my eyes speak! Fun, chasing kids around with a 7 pound camera, photographing a bride and groom in the pouring rain, and spending day and night at my desk editing! It might not sound like fun to some people but it has never ever felt like work because I love it so much....the getting fat while sitting at my desk all day, on the other hand, has not been fun but thats what new years resolutions are for, right!? ;)
I'm excited for what year 2 holds for me and my little business. I'm looking forward to revamping my website and blog in my down month. I'm making lots of new goals, prioritizing my time, and spending less time editing and more time with my kids, so I can be their best friend again and not those beezy's Dora and Kai-Lan! The plus side, though, is my 2 year old now speaks Spanish and Chinese! ha ha j/k.!
I've decided to start drawing again since thats where my roots are, possibly a new weekly installment on my blog. I love these notebooks and will probably be getting a few for this purpose. I highly recommend to everyone having some form of a creative outlet, taking pictures, scrapbooking, painting, interior decor, sewing and design, cooking, carve some wood, make your own paper, sew a dress, make some jewelry......... anything that you can create and feel proud of. You can always sell it on etsy and make some money! Bonus!
In retrospect, it's been a great year. I've had to dig deep to find out who I was, my style and direction. I've learned a lot and have so much more to learn. It's been stressful and I've got some new grey hairs to prove it, what I'm 23 and have some grey hair, ugghhhh!
Sorry, I'm back....here are some of my favorite pictures that I've taken over this past year. If you want to read more about why I started photography click here. Otherwise, enjoy a year in pictures.
It's one of the very first pictures I took and still a favorite.