I love looking back at all my client sessions from the year and seeing just what I have accomplished. We photographers are hard on ourselves. We critique our own work harder than anyone, we constantly compare ourselves to what we see on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram. We never feel like we are going to be as good as that one photographer that we just love.
Photographers out there reading this, I challenge you to look back on YOUR year. It really is an eye opener. Just look at what we can do in ONE year! Feel good about it. Be proud!
My own accomplishments include 63 full sessions, 85 mini sessions, 2 births, 3 hospital sessions, 1 vow renewal and a really amazing wedding.
But we all know the numbers mean nothing. What I am most proud of is how I stretched myself this year. Left my comfort zone and took on sessions that were a challenge, creatively. When I look back on my year I want to see change and I want to see something different at every session. I want to see color. Emotion. Love. I want my photographs to move you like they move me.
I love what I do, but more than that I love what I am GOING to do. I love that the possibilities are endless! I love the sessions I have already planned in my head for this year.
Thank you for being a part of my journey. I say it every year, but seriously I am SO grateful for YOU making it possible for me to do this.
So…take a look back with me at the year, and let’s start planning how to fill up the canvas for next year.