I met up with Laurel and James on a cold Saturday morning at Sheep River Falls. And when I say cold, I mean freezing. And these guys were so amazing about it. Worth it.
Kaci and Jeremy came to visit the mountains - from Texas! Our landscapes are juuuust a touch different than theirs ;) so they came to check out our mountains. And since, of course, the mountains happen to be my happy place, I was more than excited to meet up with these two for a session to remember their trip.
Kaci and Jeremy:
I met Taylor and Hannah in Kananaskis, ready for an amazing winter engagement shoot in the mountains! And then we stepped out of our vehicles and almost got knocked over. The wind was INSANE! And so, for the sake of everyones sanity and the pictures, we turned right back around and went home. Talk about anti climactic. BUT, fortunately for us, the drive back the next time around was COMPLETELY worth it! The mountains in winter is a sight I will never get sick of. And these two were all kinds of perfect!
Hannah and Taylor, thanks for being so great about the extra trip! Can't wait for your wedding!!!
Alonso and Elizabeth are getting married! And I could not be more excited to be photographing their wedding this summer! I photographed Bizz's sisters wedding a few years ago, and felt completely at home with their family! They're this amazing, welcoming, fun group, and I'm so thankful to be able to hang out with them again and be a part of another family wedding!
These two. So easy to photograph! Easy laughter, photogenic, and madly in love. My favourite kind of couple. :)
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!