2012 was a really big year for me, and not only with photography...
i photographed my first official wedding! (and learned A TON from it)
i got a new camera.
i got this website, which in the six months i have had it, it's had over one thousand visitors. so insane.
i photographed 17 seniors, when in 2011 i photographed 3.
i turned 21. WOOT. also really weird. where has the time gone?
had my photos featured in two shows, and currently have some in one until the end of january.
became good friends with my clients. they aren't just clients, they are my friends. i feel what they feel and care for them in a special way. (seriously though - i was almost in tears when one of my brides for this year sent me a picture of her in her gorgeous wedding dress! gah! just talking about it makes me smile all big and dorky)
realized that i shouldn't undervalue myself (i think many photographers/artists struggle with this as well) and that what i offer is special, so i shouldn't be afraid to charge for my specialness.
started shooting in manual and learning all kinds of tricks of the trade ;)
got a lens i had been only dreaming about, never thought it would be mine. at least not for a while.
graduated with an associates in graphic design from aims.
went on many adventures... florida, new mexico, the mountains. some even in my own backyard.
discovered many talented photographers who inspire me every day, and push me to be better.
i also feel as if i really developed my style, or at least it's definitely going in the direction that i want it to now. i'm also more confident in myself and my images, and what i want to get out of my clients in the images. it's been a year of growth for me, and that makes me even more excited for what 2013 will have to offer for me.
looking back through the images not only made me miss the days of warmth even more, when the sunshine kissed my skin and i didn't have to wear a million layers, but it brought back memories from all the different shoots. it reminded me of all the amazing people i met last year and had the opportunity to capture special moments for. so if we had the pleasure of working together last year, thank you. it meant more to me that you know, and i really enjoyed our time together and hope to have the honor of working with you again.
i hope i didn't bore you all with my words, i normally like to let my photos do the talking. but this reflection was nice. and now that you have more of a background about me and my life, enjoy the following collection of images from 2012. and happy new year, i hope it's a good one for everyone!