So long 2012! Its been fun!
No really, it has!
As I wake from my hibernation and recover from the Christmas season, I thought I should reflect back on the year that was 2012. This was a year that was supposed to be our last (good job Mayans…). This was a year of ugly elections, terrible tragedies, super storms, and tough economies.
It was also a year of new friends, experiences, and marriages!
2012 saw my business grow exponentially from 2011. This past year saw a total overhaul of my business name, website, and logo. Not only did I photograph wedding’s, but I got to document business conferences and photograph Senators. I’ve learned more than I ever thought I’d learn about interior design while photographing gorgeous rooms in various houses in the area. I’ve done family portraits, photo work for my church, and some video work sprinkled in just for good measure. I’ve had the opportunity to meet new couples and celebrate with them as they dedicate their lives to one another! I’ve also had the great privilege to celebrate and document my good friends getting married! It’s been exciting as well as a blessing!
For all these wonderful opportunities and experiences I’ve had, none of them would be possible without you guys. I want to thank every single couple who put their trust in me to photograph the biggest day of their lives! I want to thank every family that invited me in to photograph their homes and their families. I want to thank my church for continuing to support my business along with my spiritual life. I also have to thank my family and my wonderful girlfriend who have supported me in my endeavors from day 1!
I don’t know what 2013 holds for all of us. I know 2013 will, for better or worse, bring significant change to both my life and my business (I’m rooting for good change!). I’m sure 2013, like this past year and all the years before, will be filled with triumphs and tragedies. For all the uncertainty a new year brings though, a couple of things are guaranteed. We will still have weddings. We will still have couples finding their love for one another. We will still have families and friends and the joys those people bring to our lives. We will also, undoubtedly, have memories to capture and share!
So here is to the great year that was 2012, and here’s to the promise of a new year in 2013! Thank you all and have a wonderful New Years Eve!
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