This fall was a killer in more ways than one this year. I booked a record amount of bookings this year for myself which was absolutely amazing, I am so lucky that so many families trust me with their memories year after year. This is where the killer comes into play, we were hit with snow storm after snow storm this fall. Every single weekend in September was a mad snow fall causing me to have to reschedule 37 sessions. 37 SESSIONS!!! Over one month! It was unbelievable, but I did it and got some absolutely amazing photos this fall despite all the crazy early winter activity!
I met Jamie, Jonathan and Jasper a few years ago. I was just beginning to really establish myself as a photographer in the community and had a giveaway contest so I could test out a new location and Jamie was the lucky winner of that contest. I was instantly smitten with this adorable family and was so happy when Jamie messaged me again this fall for some updated family photos including their newest addition Jackson who is as adorable as his big brother! Once again completely falling head over heels with this lovely family, I hope I get to be part of their memories for years to come in recording these two sweet little men grow up!
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I entered a huge contest called Shoot and Share. I entered again this year and went all in with 50 submissions from over my year of photographing all of my amazing clients.
This is the biggest contest that is held over the year with a jaw dropping 583, 150 entries this year. Photographers from all over the world enter every year and I am so excited that I had the opportunity to participate in it. The talent is amazing and I have learned so much from just looking at others work and knowing exactly where I want mine to be. We have just entered round 7 which means we are officially in the top 30% and I know I have at least 1 photo still in there floating around somewhere. SO Exciting!!
I went in with a full heart and a heavy hand on my decisions going back and forth adding and removing and re-adding selection after selection until I finally came to my final 50 choices. I chose photos that made me smile and laugh until I cried remembering every moment I spent photographing families, weddings, friends old and new.
I have loved every second of spending time with all of you, meeting you and finding new friendships. I chose photos that made my heart soar with memories and love and photos that made me feel all the feelings I have in me.
I truly want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with your memories as you grow together, I couldn’t be happier that I got a chance to be part of it.
I’ve been shooting this family since before they were a family. I have loved watching them grow in every sense of the word. I was so excited when Crystal told me she was expecting another baby this spring, so we planned for a maternity shoot, which was quickly taken over by little miss madam! We were absolutely killing ourselves laughing over her posing her self and just kicking her feet up in my little chair, completely uncoached. Tears just rolling down my face as I shot image after image of her setting herself up. I love sessions like this where I feel part of your family and I get to capture these hilarious, happy delightful moments. Miss S – don’t ever change that darling personality of yours, it will take you far!
I met this amazing lady through my daughters first dance class and have become fast friends. She is the type of friend that makes friendship easy and fun and everything I look for in a friendship. My daughter squeals with excitement over seeing one of her very best friends, so it’s always a visit I look forward to having for both our sakes.
I was so excited to head to the hospital for this little mans arrival. It was my first “fresh 48” or as close as we could get with how early he joined our side. Mr. S was born at 32 weeks much earlier than everyone had hoped for, by the time I was able to come and visit, he was thriving and doing so unbelievably well as was his amazingly strong mama bear!