As the years go by, they seem to come and go faster and faster. These last few days of the year 2022, I am taking a few moments and reflecting on just how crazy, but wonderful this year was. I was lucky enough to be a part of 39 weddings (the most I have ever had), 30 engagements, and endless family sessions. WOW! I can’t believe that I made it. Like all years, it’s had its challenges. But all in all, it’s been a perfect year.
There is no question that my photography career can bring some challenges. I often question myself and wonder if I am doing everything there is necessary to ensure I document all of these wonderful moments perfectly. There are so many things that go into a “perfect” shoot: calming my subjects, posing them, watching out for stragglers in the background, making sure the lighting is right, staying on time, taking in suggestions, and most important to me is that my people are enjoying the moment that they have waited so long for. These moments fly by and nothing makes me more happy than knowing I am freezing it for a lifetime to come.
My goal for this coming year is to stop comparing myself to other photographers. It is SOOO hard to do nowadays. It’s crazy just how much social media has changed since I started almost 12 years ago. I might not be as involved in reels, might not be as fast with my editing than others, not as worried about how many followers I have, and the list can go on. I do know that I personally care and give it my all when it comes to the people that trust me in documenting their life. I love each and every one of you guys!! There are not enough “thank-yous” I can give to you!!! Looking forward to quietly stalking you on instagram to see where your lives take you!! Cheers to the crazy year of 2022!!! I hope you all have a safe and memorable New Year!