i don’t even know how to start this. i’ve said it a billion times before…i’m bad with words, so bear with me. for the past two days i have been sorting through almost every single photograph i took in 2012 to find my best and most favorite photos for this post. i had collected around 200 of them and narrowed it down to the 90 or so that i have posted here. and it wasn’t until just now that i looked at them all together, in a row. i got teary-eyed, to be honest. at this point in the season, i’m ready for a break. i’m not thinking about all of the success i’ve had in the past year, but i am looking forward to relaxing. now…i’m just really, really glad i decided to put together this post because the only thing i can think about now is how frickin’ proud of myself i am. and how extremely thankful i am to get to live this life and take photographs for a living. and even more thankful for every single person that has trusted me with their wedding, their family, and their moments.
2012 was good to me. real good. i graduated from college (woah). i worked my butt off on my thesis show and graduated with a huge body of work that i was proud of. i shot some amazing weddings (that i am still planning on blogging after this post) and met some even more amazing clients, most of whom i can call friends. i traveled. a lot. mainly for weddings, but also some fun stuff, too. i’ve met more new photographer friends that i know what to do with and i love them all. i saw my favorite band live in ohio and it was the best concert of my life. i went to disney world and rode the tower of terror nine times in a row. and i have learned so much about myself this year and especially about my business…which brings me to 2013.
i already know that 2013 is going to top this year. 2012 was a year of soul searching and learning for me. i have so much more knowledge going into 2013 and i’m so excited to put a lot of hard work into my photography and my business. and that’s where i’m going to end this. with high hopes. thank you all, again, so much for supporting me.