It’s hard to believe 2016 is almost here! The New Year is vastly approaching and now that I finally have the time to breathe, I’ve decided to take some time and reflect on this crazy, yet exciting year.
Every year, I set new goals for myself. In 2015, my main goal was to shoot an out-of-state-wedding. I knew it was a big goal, but I was determined. I did shoot an out of state engagement session and I did book a wedding in Del Mar, Calif. in Jan. 2016! To say I’m excited is an understatement. This is such a milestone for my photography career and I cannot wait to share these photos with all of you. Goal for 2015 check!
One of the things I love about my job is the fact that I get to meet so many new people. Whether it’s a friend of a friend or someone who found me online, I see it as the chance to not only capture incredible photos, but also to form relationships. In 2015, I was lucky enough to do both . I have met so many new families, little ones and not so little ones entering college. Clients have become friends, and I get to capture new memories they will cherish forever. What’s better than that?
2015 was also a year of challenge. I challenged myself to work with off camera lighting and made it a priority to incorporate that into my wedding shots. While this was challenging, it was an opportunity for growth. With this, I was able to work on finding my own personal style when not only shooting, but editing as well.
Goals for 2016? Hmmm, let’s think…
1. Expand my knowledge!
The world of photography is always changing, always progressing. I am constantly learning and am loving it! In March, I will be attending a photography conference in St. Louis and I can’t wait. I am hoping to learn more about lighting, shooting and expanding my business.
2. Not to compare myself to others.
I have worked hard in 2015 and through all of this hard work, I was able to find my own personal style. I no longer want to compare my work to my role models, I instead want to take what I have learned, and run with it. In the process I hope to continue to grow, learn & expand my confidence in photography.
2016, I’m ready for you!
Here are just a few of what was captured in 2015 .