The end of the year often brings feelings of reflection and nostalgia. Add the fact that I’ve been on this journey of running a photography business for eight years now – and yeah, I’m feeling all of the feels in November.
So much has changed in my life in the last few years – from fine-tuning my voice as a photographer and fine-tuning the back end of my business to becoming a mother and merging this new part of my identity in with business ownership. The past few years have been a crash course in learning about myself and what truly motivates and inspires me.
I am far from having it all figured out (is that even possible?) and I’m a self-professed work-in-progress. The struggle of finding a balance that feels right for me and my family has me falling on my face more times than I’d like to admit, but the falling allows me to learn what (and who) in my life I can count on to provide support.
So many times, I’ve started something, quit because the #struggleisreal and then started back up again – all thanks to the incredible people in my life there to lift me up, guide and encourage me. I have been blessed with the most incredible family and friends – and I say that with the utmost sincerity. Especially when talking about my husband, John.
Without my family and friends, my business wouldn’t stand a chance. To say I’m grateful to them is the biggest understatement.
And – let’s be real. A blog post on gratitude, can’t go by without mentioning my clients. Over the past eight years, I’ve photographed hundreds of people. Most of these clients don’t know me outside of our photography contract – yet they’ve entrusted me to document their wedding days, snap photos of their new babies and growing families or capture images of them and their team at work.
I’ve been invited into so many pivotal and intimate moments of my client’s lives – and for that, I am profoundly grateful. I’m thankful for each and every one of you for choosing to walk alongside me on this journey as a professional photographer.
THANK YOU. For the encouragement, the support and the trust. It truly means the world to me.