So long 2018

I’ll try to keep this blog medium and not drag my feels— 2018 was a turning point for me.

I had been taking in weddings, maternity, first birthdays, seniors, parties, anything I could get my hands on for 8 solid years. 2018 opened a new door for me. A scary door that 20 year old me would have possibly ran from but then again I wouldn’t have that chance at growth like this then since how far can you really go when you shoot with your moms canon rebel t2i and edit on pic-nik? 

After photo talk with a local tog friend of mind, she really nailed down the phrase of the growth I was seeing. I had finally ‘found my niche’. I thought why was I so invested in newborns and births and growing families so much? I’ve become a birth nerd and I’m involved in that relationship. I didn’t just stop at your wedding and stay there, I mean just as much as a wedding am I involved but something that so many found truly scary, I made into an art and created something beautiful. A legit lifetime of memories!

From engagements to bridals, weddings to a maternity shoot, birth and then newborn/family. How could you not create such a bond. You become family and so trusting. Someone likes you enough to “keep you around” and put their memories in your hands.

Like how cool is my job?? All I ever wanted was a type of friendship with my clients where I wasn’t so much a shoot and burn tog but now I get to see families and relationships grow. Heck, I even have clients that have used me from day one and trusted me for the last 8 years! 

2018 was a blessing in disguise. Hard and long hours and full of tears but the best growth I could ever witness.

i have delivered nearly 22,000 images in 15 months. Took in 23 weddings, 37 newborns and over 50 families and 18 births, plus some extras/milestones here and there in one year.

Here’s to 2019, where I will move along the trail and pray again for the best yet. 

Cheers! 

 

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I got to meet so many first (+) time parents and see the glow of excitement and pure joy.

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Tickles and tackles fights at sunset with families and littles. Splashing mud, feeding chickens, playing chase.. this is what you want to remember!

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Witnessing miracles and families grow in one room. I’ve cried and prayed hard for these sweet families and sat with them for hours at a time. The biggest honor for me to experience! 

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Watched new friends marry the love of their life and give back lasting and timeless memories to pass for generations. 

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And cuddle sweet babies and rock them to sleep. Newbies just days old along with sleepy parents. Loving and caring for your littles will never get old<3