This past year wasn't filled with very many sessions (although you wouldn't be able to tell based on the amount of pictures i chose for this post, haha. I can't seem to EVER narrow things down.) but the sessions I did take on were ones that I loved. Loved loved loved. A birth session (please oh please let me do more of those!), a few Fresh 48 sessions, a few in-home newborn sessions, a graduation session, and then a few other lifestyle sessions. I learned a lot this year, and I think the biggest lesson was to get past shooting what I think other people want, and to truly shoot from my heart. I've tried to compare less to other photographers' incredible work, and view my own work as in it's own category. Something I can keep working on, but something I can be proud of in the mean time and see my own growth for what it is. I'm a work in progress, but I think I always will be. And that's a good thing!
So here's to 2017. I have some plans stewing in my head for what I want to shoot this year (you know, in between finishing up this pregnancy and having my fourth baby and then taking care of four kids age five and under and homeschooling my oldest and....hahaha) but it is important to me to make time to keep creating and keep shooting.
Thank you a million times over to my wonderful clients this year. You taught me so much, and I absolutely loved spending time with you.