2017 || A Recap
2017, what a year it has been! When I started preparing for the new year, I had said I wanted to increase my knowledge, area of clientele coverage, & a few other things. I never in a million days thought that it would increase to the level that it has this year! Boy am I blessed?! I have some of the best clients around who have became friends & some like family!
Looking back on the year, I have learned so much about myself as a person, as a business owner, & as a photographer. I have attended quite a few training classes, in person as well as online. Nothing like having the iPad sitting up with a course going while editing off the computer. I have learned many new things from these classes, as well as new friends who are fellow photographers. There have been many late night texts & conversations because, after all, sleep doesn't happen. I can't wait to see what 2018 is going to bring in work as well as clients!
The number of families that I have gotten to capture memories for this year has been amazing, as well as so personal to me. I tell my clients, "I don't want to be your one time photographer, I want to be your lifetime photographer". There are a couple of families who in the last year I think I have seen more than most do for special moments in their lives!
I photographed my first two births this year, with two more to follow shortly into 2018. It is a unique experience to say the least! I have traveled all around Western Kentucky, into new areas that I have never gotten to go to before. Three of my senior ambassadors took a trip to Nashville with me for a day out of shooting & shopping. I was blessed to give grandparents & parents their one Christmas wish list item, since it has been such a long time since their children & grandchildren were all together for pictures. I watched a little girl who I have had the pleasure of photographing since she was a baby officially become in her forever name!
All in all, 2017 was amazing, but I can't wait to see where 2018 leads! I certainly couldn't add all the sessions into this blog post, or it would go on forever, so I included some of my absolute favorites from family & children sessions! Bride & grooms, well you made the full cut, just because you are what have brought so much joy to myself & my business in 2017!