At the end of each year, it always blows me away just how lucky I am. I get to photograph people who are full of love, laughter and joy. I am invited into people lives, even if just for a couple of hours and that is so very special. This year has brought many return clients, giving me the opportunity to watch a family grow and change, which is such a cool thing to witness. And there have been new clients as well, whom I look forward to meeting, year-after-year to see those wonderful changes. Like I told one of my recent wedding couples, "You're stuck with me now! I am YOUR family photographer!"
The bottom line is that without all of your smiling faces, I would not be able to do this job that I love. It is all of you who keep me smiling, laughing and crying along with you. THANK YOU. From the very bottom of my big ol' heart. Truly. You are what inspires me to get better and learn more and find new ways to help you see your happy shine.
This year has seen a lot of firsts for my business, as I branched out into boudoir and wedding photography. Now that I can make it through either of those without losing hours of sleep the night before, I am so excited to see where these paths will take me!! I also worked hard to really bring out the storytelling aspects of my imagery, and to work in different locations that helped to guide these stories: the fair, the backyard, in the river, downtown Kitchener, in your home. I am thrilled to keep moving in this direction of approach for 2015 - so get ready to have me storm your backyards and homes, people! ;)
Another huge part of this year was leaning on my amazing photography colleagues as I pushed into new and sometimes terrifying territory. I probably wouldn't push myself nearly as far without their gentle nudges sometimes and having them to act as sounding boards is something I value beyond words and try never to take for granted. To Hilary, the Oprah to my Gayle, the Scribsy to my Flash - I love being on the rocket ship with you and wouldn't want to be on this ride with anyone else. To Michelle B, Dana, Martina, Kate, Sandra, Lisa, and Michelle S - I love you girls so much and am so happy and thankful to have you in my life.
Thank you 2014, for being such a fantastic year. Welcome 2015!