My sweet friend meant to write New Year, NEW You…but in her sleepy stupor and lack of caffeine, the “ew” didn’t quite make it on the page. We got a chuckle out of it of course, but it later caused me to ask myself, ‘Is this a New Year, and New Me?’ Am I showing up for the year, hustling, setting goals for myself, for my business, for my future? Am I working toward being a better wife, friend, photographer, entrepreneur? Am I following through with actions? Have the goals I wrote down made it off the page? All at once those thoughts can seem overwhelming. I think it’s wise to take a moment, stop, and be honest with yourself and ask yourself the hard questions. Thankfully, I have a sweet and patient husband, with an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset, that I can hash out the hard questions with. Also, a few close and dearest friends that encourage and push me along. But even after the hashing out has taken place, I have to remember to give myself some grace. Breathe. Then, move forward with action.
Curating a wedding day, the warm smiles in a family session, the excitement of a graduating senior, and drive for success in a professional headshot are all the aspects of this career that I love. I believe that pictures are much more than a snapshot for the day; they are the key to never letting a wonderful memory fade.