Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Auf wiedersehen 2014...

Another year has come and gone.

I am thankful for some of the incredible highs of 2014...

  • My biggest highlight... I got MARRIED to an amazing man on 11.11.14!
  • We had an incredible honeymoon in Jamaica.
  • Our children were a part of our day and our wedding party.
  • I opened my new natural light studio in Nappanee on South Main St. 
  • I celebrated 4 years of full-time photography and 11 years total of shooting in general.
  • I focused my work on specifically weddings and babies in order to niche my brand.
  • I shot 186 sessions and 23 weddings.... Thanks to my awesome clients! YOU ROCK.
  • I was featured in the spring publication of Wedding Day magazine. I shot their cover and a theme photo shoot for them. High honors and entirely grateful for such an opportunity.
  • My son entered high school and my daughter junior high, such a privilege to watch them grow.
  • My handsome husband turned 40... lucky him he doesn't look his age.
  • I celebrated my dear Grandmother turning 90. 
  • I taught 5 workshops. 
  • I traveled in August to South Carolina to see my beloved niece and also be filmed for a documentary that included both her and I - called The Journey. What a privilege. 
  • I moved from Wakarusa to Nappanee into an 1,800 sq. ft. super cool, character filled apartment downtown. My neighbors are a coffee house and a chocolate/candy store. I may never move again.

I am thankful for some of the anticipations of 2015!
  • Babies and Weddings will be my only focus for this new year! {happiest two things on earth!}
  • I am almost entirely booked with weddings for 2015! Yay!
  • I plan to re-work the studio a bit to better accommodate my baby photography.
  • In May I shoot a wedding in Germany {meet my pen-pal and friend Swea} and then travel to Paris with my husband!!!
  • In May I will also celebrate a half decade of exclusively being a full-time photographer, no other job.
  • I hope to vacation with our three children to somewhere amazing... not sure yet where. 
  • The Journey film will be *hopefully* done and tribute given to loved ones we miss.
  • I hope to expand my workshops offered into marketing/branding, along with a wedding workshop. 
  • I hope to find more time for creative sources, projects. Drawing, photographing just for me.
  • I hope to run more, I looooove running. 5K and even a 10K.
Every day is a gift. Each year has it's share of sorrow and happiness. I hope to always see the glass half full.
#celebrateyourlife #existinphotos

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

{2014 Babies | Photographer's Favorites}

These are my personal favorites from this last year! I shot 79 baby sessions. That includes announcements, maternity, newborn and 1st year baby sessions. Such a privilege. I cannot possibly include every session.. but here were my personal favs from this last year. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Pete & Brianna's Wedding | 10.04.14} Hoagland, IN

hair  •  Molly McIntyre
makeup  •  Sharon Garza
florist  •  Farmers' Daughters Market
ceremony venue  •  Sacland Farm, Hoagland, IN
reception venue  •  Sacland Farm, Hoagland, IN
reception music •  DJ Bob
cake  •  Sally Melcher
dress  •  Justin Alexander
bridesmaid attire  •  Assorted - Bridesmaid's Choice
Groom/groomsmen attire  •  Joseph A Bank