What a year 2014 was! It was a year of change, to say the least. I graduated from undergrad, then Eric and I moved from Chicago to west MI where he started grad school and I didn’t go back to school for the first time since 1996. I started a couple new jobs that stretch and challenge me and I absolutely love. We returned to old friends and made some new ones. And as I said goodbye to the Chicago that I love, I said hello to so much good and many opportunities in the Holland that I love.
It was also a great year for photography! My business expanded immensely including having my first summer full of my own weddings to shoot. Not to mention all the loving families, excitement of graduations and engagements, and the holidays and summer vacations. What fun! In 2014 I was so blessed by encouragement and guidance from artists and business owners I look up to like Marie Clark, Jillian Bowes, Ellie Hawkins, and Carleigh (Courey) Tubergen. I learned that nobody is going to accept my work for what it is if I don’t. I learned to be creative with light and to help clients be themselves. I learned that I love to take in the world through a lens because it helps me to appreciate the details of life. And I learned to not measure success in numbers, but in relationships.
I am in love with 2015 already and can’t wait for the adventures it holds! India, Chicago, Yosemite, the world- here I come!