I have so much to reflect on both in my personal life and with my business, and so much to look forward to in 2016!
This past year was my best for the business for so many reasons. Not only did I shoot some fantastic weddings, portrait sessions and families but I can look back at my work and see a change for the better. I also rolled out a new branding system for Salon Tres Chic and tackled some other design projects throughout the year. (Recap blog posts to come!) I feel truly blessed. I'm so excited to get cracking this year and wedding season can't come soon enough!
Personally, I have had a year that has been the biggest emotional roller coaster yet! And I mean that in the best way. After two painful years of infertility, IVF, a high risk pregnancy and a baby born premature, I would drop anything to do it all over again. Seeing my baby grow, learn and become his own person is amazing and sort of heart breaking at the same time. I miss who he was, while I fall in love with who he is becoming. (this is what I mean by emotional roller coaster) I bought my new Canon 5D shortly after my son was born and I'm surprised it's still running after the workout I have given it these past 9 months. I'm so happy for all of these pictures that I have because while he has changed so much, these picture are a reminder of all the little details I can easily forget. I don't share many pictures of my son Julian because I want to respect his privacy. I hope he won't mind me sharing a few for the sake of art though! :)
I'm so excited to be adding on lifestyle sessions this year. Since it's a new addition I don't have a large amount of pictures in my portfolio, which is why I share these. (stay tuned for an opportunity for you!) Lifestyle sessions are not staged and they are meant to document the details of our life that we look back on and admire. It's not just to document newborns or families, but for documenting life. The raw, messy, adorable, unscripted and true emotions are what inspire me and I can't wait to be reflecting on those images next year. But before I go and wish away a year, here are some pictures of the beautiful year I have had.
I wish you all the best for 2016!