A year in review. That seems like it should be easy - pick a shot from each session and wedding, post and be done. But for some reason, it's a lot more this year. I mean, for me personally, 2016 wasn't one to be real excited about. It was a year of loss and sickness and a whole lot of hurt. Life changed a lot this year, and I feel like a much different person than I was in January. But I grew, and I learned again just how important relationships are, and how much I need my family. I was reminded of what's really important in life, and how the small things are just that - small.
Business wise, things were completely different. I started off the year extremely nervous, having booked a lot less weddings than usual. With the loss of my brother in law this summer, that ended up being exactly what I needed, and I had the perfect amount of work. Enough to keep my busy, pay the bills and keep me excited to shoot, but also enough that I could still spend lots of time with my family and not feel like I was drowning in sessions.
Looking through all of these sessions, this year was perfect for my photography. I did two incredible workshops, shot a wedding in Mexico, a couple weddings in BC, I had clients who have become friends and were amazing to work for, I grew in my work, completely changed my editing style, became more confident in the pictures I make, and genuinely loved my job all year.
In the year ahead, I'm excited to meet new people, work on my reception work, understand the technical side of things a bit more, and continue to grow as an artist. I'm so thankful for all of you who have supported and encouraged me, and I can't wait to see what 2017 holds. Thank you for giving me a job I love!