Sigh . . . twenty-twenty.
I don't think any of us could have predicted
such a crazy, topsy-turvy year.
As, just about everyone else on the entire planet earth,
I can't say I wasn't affected by it.
My husband and I both worked less.
However, we also got more time together
and together with our kids, which was so wonderful.
When we're working, we have opposite schedules.
So there's usually only one of us home with them at a time,
but what a treat for them to get us both at the same time
and for so long!
There were other pluses to the year as well.
I read two whole novels straight through!
I can't remember when I last had the luxury to read as a pastime.
We worked on our house projects.
We played board games and went for long walks.
We stayed up late and watched old movies
and caught back up on television series
we had long since abandoned.
We slept in, ate junk
and referred to it all as our staycation
because doesn't that sound
much more pleasant than quarantine?
So, despite some of the saddest and most heartbreaking
news all around us,
we managed to find some bright spots
in our isolated bubble.
Then, the moment we were allowed to open back up,
I was greeted by
my incredibly supportive and faithful clients
who didn't miss a beat in booking new sessions!
It was overwhelming to not feel forgotten.
And I want to thank you!
It brought me so much joy
to see your familiar smiling faces.
Just to SEE you!
To have actual human interaction.
Even with a mask, even at a distance with a zoom lens.
I got to see my people and it meant so much!
I know, especially for my wedding clients,
things didn't go exactly how you had originally envisioned.
And yet, every ceremony,
every backyard, every local park,
every union . . . was breathtaking.
I feel so blessed to know so many wonderful people
because of this industry.
To be a part of your stories!!
How could I have known eleven years ago,
when I picked up that tiny blue $150 point and click camera
that I would live an entirely new life?
Photography has brought me
an immense amount of happiness.
Part of that is the craft itself, the creativity.
Part of it is the freedom and flexibility.
And a large part of it, is all of you!
Thank you for another year
of trusting me with your precious moments.
And for making me smiling,
even if you couldn't see it.
Here are some of my favorite moments from 2020 . . .
Contact me HERE, to book a session for 2021!