Yet again, I have been a bad blogger. I will catch onto this one day, I swear! This is a post that has been lonngggg over due about 3 months over due but alas it is here.
In November my family and boyfriend packed our suitcases and ventured to Florida for a week. It was absolutely a blast, Disneyworld is definitely not just for kids.. I may have been way more excited than my 11 year old sister. Now a day when I go on family trips and outings, I don’t bring my big digital cameras - I know shame on me. I usually just stick to my 35mm Nikon N75. It’s light portable and well I love film, so why not.
Here are some snap shots of my families’ crazy adventure.
Spent a gorgeous fall evening with Brittany, Chris and their little one. It was absolutely wonderful. Brittany and Chris have amazing chemistry and well they are super photogenic! I absolutely can’t wait for their summer wedding at one of my favorite locations, The Country Lodge!
Another year has come and gone, so crazy. It feels like yesterday that I was graduating from highschool and setting out on this crazy road to become a photographer. I know lots of people choose the new year to set goals and expecations for the next year, well I try and use my birthday (It’s basically the new year anyways)! So here we go, there are alot of goals and things I want to accomplish in my 23rd year of life!
” A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” - Harvey Mackay
Take time to do other things I love (not “work” related) I am leaning towards knitting, anyone have any other hobby suggestions?
Workout five times a week - during wedding season this becomes very very difficult
Create personal photo albums.
Travel to Australia to see my dear friends who will be living there.
Clear out the clutter.
Shoot more photos in my personal life
Cut my spending ( Starbucks you might be taking a hit…)
Learn to not be so hard on myself.
Do a DIY project once a month - my pinterest board is over flowing
Drink more water
Run another half marathon (I want to finish a full marathon before I’m 25)
Finish my new website
Hand out more business cards - I am AWFUL at this. I have had about 500 for the last 3 years. I maybe hand out 1 every six months
Photograph a proposal! Do you know anyone planning on proposing soon?? Wouldn’t be exciting to secretly catch it on camera??
Update blog twice three times a week
Keep expenses updated… I may be 5 months behind from last year..
Shoot one destination wedding Mexico next January for a dear friends wedding. Somewhere in Europe would be amazing.
Continune to learn
Either do a workshop or mentorship
Experiment more while shooting, don’t be afraid to fail occasionally
Book 14 weddings in 2014
Book 23 weddings for 2015
Shoot more film (the above photos are all personal film shots)
It is not very often that a photographer or person gets to say they started and ended their wedding season in Cuba, while I just did that. I started off my season in February 2013 with Jenna and Dennis wedding in Holguin and just completed it on December 31st in Varadero with Niki and John! Woo, feeling blessed and so thankful!!
This year has been amazing and both incredbly trying. It was a year of learning, growing and finding myself as a photographer (I feel like I am one step closer than I was at the beginning of last year). I want to thank all of the couples and families who trusted me to document important times in their lives. With 2014 almost booked up I can truly say I know it is going to be fantastic. With this being said I want to leave you all with a little very large recap of 2013. I stil do have a fair amount of sessions from 2013 to blog about, but they are on there way, I promise!
Please take the time to scroll through for so much more from a truly amazing year!
I had the opportunity to photograph Faryn & Jay early on in the fall - which now seems like eternity since we have about 3 feet of snow now. The leaves were just turning and it was an absolutely perfect evening. These two just laughed and laughed all evening long, which makes me love my job even more than I already do. Thank you Faryn & Jay for choosing me to photograph your engagement and wedding next summer, I absolutely can’t wait!
I am definitely missing the beautiful fall colors right now!