25 March 2013

life // a ridiculous(ly good) year so far.

I'm truly so grateful.

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!

So far in 2013...

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?


  1. I'd say traveling to California to visit friends and family I had not seen in awhile :-) Hope 2013 continues to be a wonderful year for you!

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  2. Such wonderful things happening for you and you deserve them all sweet friend!

  3. YAY for awesome starts to 2013!


  4. My favorite part about this year so far has been NOW! I spent the first two months feeling like roadkill but the past two weeks have been considerably better- with spring here, my mood is through the roof! Oh, and the new car I bought. =)

  5. my fav part so far for 2013 is my Euro getaway :))))))))))))

    btw I spot Rachel Elephant, sister of RubyEllen of Cakies... If I'm not wrong.


  6. Starting to shoot film again after having to send my digital in for repair. That I feel like is pushing me again to start thinking differently about being a photographer. Also continuing to meet other local sellers and chat about the awesome opportunities that may lie ahead.

    Congrats on a great year so far. Yes, enjoy all that you've done. It's good to stop and enjoy those happy moments.

  7. What a great year you've had!! Hope the spring is just as great for you. :)



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