Get ready for a long post. I have a lot to say but I’m not a great writer so I’m going to try to keep it short and sweet.
What an absolute amazing year I’ve had! I’ve met so many new people that I’m lucky to call clients, some even friends. I’ve fallen even more in love with my job and my life and have each one of you to thank for that. I feel like my business is headed in the direction I’ve always hoped it’d go.
I’ve loved each family session more than I can express. All of the giggles, tears, tantrums, fun, hugs and kisses, laughs, and loves… I truly love each moment. Especially those ones where I catch you being you! I call those imperfectly perfect moments, they are my favorite and I just adore them so much I can’t stand it!
I’ve loved every single engagement and wedding. Seeing love so new and exciting and being able to share such fun and tender moments never gets old. I will screech with excitement over a perfect sunset shot, I will cry at each father daughter dance, and I will walk away with tired feet and feeling lucky after every wedding. I might also stop for some fast food on the way home. It never fails.
I don’t know what it is about real estate that I love so much. I swear if I wasn’t doing what I’m doing I’d be in real estate of some kind. I love walking into a brand new house. Fresh paint on the walls, new hard wood floor smell, big windows, bright lights and me all alone to scope out the place. I love natural light so much that I refuse to shoot houses any other way unless I absolutely have to. I’m so lucky to have met some amazing agents that hire me from time to time so I can drool over their listings. Don’t worry, I clean up before I leave.
Boudoir. These sessions have really taken over my business and I love it. I never intended to love boudoir so much, somewhere along the way it just took center stage and I can’t get enough! I’ve shot too many hotties this year to count! I love the whole process of boudoir. Meeting for the first time, talking about their session, picking out sexy little outfits, going over hair and make up. The day of shooting is so much fun and full of laughs. It’s always fun to see that moment… right when I show them that “wow” shot you can see the change and feel their comfort level rise. That moment amazes me every time. Those eyes start giving the “come hither look” as I like to call it, hair starts whipping around, fake laughs (if you’ve done a session with me you know what I’m talking about) turn into real laughs, clothing becomes optional, and the fun and sometimes dancing ensues. I just love seeing that transformation, and of course I love hearing what the boyfriends, girlfriends, moms, sisters, friends, and hubby’s all thought. I have a feeling I’ll being doing even more boudoir this year and loving every second of it.
To sum it up, I guess I’ll just say that I’m one lucky girl. Thank you to every client this year that supported me and my business. Thank you all for being so kind to me and sending gifts, thank you’s, and referrals. I can’t wait to see what this year brings! I hope to see you all again this year!!! I thought about sharing a photo from each session I’ve done, then realized they were mostly boudoir soooo I changed my mind I decided to choose 12 memorable moments. Not that I didn’t love each one, but for one reason or another these 12 had a special meaning to me.