I’m blessed, 2009 was an awesome year for us. I personally went through a ton of changes.
I moved 600+ miles away from my daughter and her family
I moved to the country, and …. I’m a city girl
I found a new and wonderful church full of awesome people
I made a ton of new friends
and lost a few old ones
One of our images was selected for publication (suwweettt)
We shot more E-sessions and weddings
We are producing a book that people submit their image and words to be put into
We worked on a product (still tossing this around)
I’ve learned a lot of lessons, some hurt and some made me smile
I laughed and I cried
I learned a lot about marketing (I have a Looonnnggg way to go)
I made it to PDN (in my favorite city in the world)
We met Zack Arias, Tofurious, Kenny Kim, Jason Groupp, Bob and Dawn Davis and Picseshu and got to see my old buddy Ahmet Ze and the girls from Simply Canvas (you rock)
Participated in the Cleveland Ohio and St. Charles Missouri bridal shows
Because of my awesome church I photographed, Sinbad and Darryl Strawberry, both honors and got to shoot several other amazing outreaches events that changed my world!
I traveled a lot this year to shoot some amazing couples
Oh and created this awesome new blog (thanks Tofurious, Lawrence Chan)
Met with a few photographers starting out and wanting advice (and yes, they asked me)
and today as I look back, I can only hope and pray that 2010 is bigger,better and greater then 2009.
My goals ( I don’t believe in resolutions)
I’m going to read the bible in 365 days (thank you COTR)
I’m going to shoot more and better
I’m going to WPPI
I’m still looking for that biker to shoot
I want to shoot the Patriots Motorcycle Club in action
I’ll be back in NYC, Pa, Ohio, Ill. and Kansas city for sure and maybe a few other surprise spots
I want to help educate more brides and point and shoot (pro) photographers
I want to smile more and as Dr. Alex Ness said:
I want to let the worries,stress and fears flow off me as water off of a ducks back!
and most importantly….
I want to hear from more of you, meet more of you and enjoy every day I’m given.
So raise your glass…Here’s to 2010 and all she holds *clink*
Here’s to our 2009 couples. Our brides, grooms and engaged couples you’ll see again in 2010!