I was perusing my Instagram photos from the past several weeks and found myself with an ever-widening smile about the way 2013 has progressed thus far.
I really don't mean to brag; this post is not intended to say "hey everyone, look at me!"
It's much more an acknowledgment of the incredible opportunities I've had this year -- opportunities to work with rad couples, talented designers, and wedding vendors, and the truly unbelievable opportunity to make a career out of something I love to do (and feel so lucky to be able to do every. single. day).
I was reminded while reading this post that I still have a lot that I want to accomplish, and that despite all that I have already accomplished, there's a lot more I'm striving for. BUT, that does NOT mean I shouldn't appreciate and enjoy the success and progress I've experienced thus far.
"Comparison is the thief of joy."
So this post is not about comparison; it's about all the great, awesome, amazing things that I have been able to do!
I've met clients and colleagues in fun restaurants and cool coffee shops.
I've gotten crafty making chalkboards and heart-shaped garlands for client photo shoots. I've scouted event rental showrooms and wedding venues.
I got to meet and work with Summer at Grey Likes Weddings. And then I got published in Grey Likes Weddings.
I went to Seattle to visit a sweet friend (and photograph her family!).
I celebrated my 29th birthday.
I photographed three styled shoots full of lovely details in gorgeous locations.
And I made lots of new friends. AND I'm getting a studio space with some of them!
Yes, 2013 has been good to me so far. :)
What has been your favorite part of the year to date?