Season’s Greetings to you and your family!
It’s hard to believe that December is already here, Thanksgiving is behind us, and a new year is just around the corner. I am a firm believer that we should count our blessings every day, but somehow at the holidays we seem to be allowed a “make-up” session for those blessings we may have missed through the year.
And this year has been a whirlwind for me. I’ve been very, very busy (which is great). I’ve had the opportunity to observe and document love in all it’s shapes and forms with my camera. It’s humbling; and, it makes me happy. Every time. Next year starts my fourth year as a wedding photographer and shooting weddings has not lost any of the glow and appeal it had for me in 2009. It’s amazing, it’s a big deal, and I STILL cry at almost every wedding.
So as we march toward the holidays, I can truly say that I am grateful. Grateful for the brides and grooms who have trusted me to capture their very special and important days. Grateful for the families who have allowed me to document their day and who have shared their relationships and emotions openly in front of me. Grateful for the special friendships I have formed with my clients. And of course, very grateful for my family who supports me in this endeavor. Balancing my life is an ongoing effort; I’m a 110% kind of person and I put my whole heart into everything I do. It can take its toll.
So this year, at the start of the holiday season, we took a family road trip to Arizona to visit Tim’s family. We spent Thanksgiving on the beach in Mexico. Disconnected from the world, but completely connected to each other. It was a much needed trip and left me recharged. I’m ready to take a step back and look at the big picture once again, as I seem to feel naturally inclined to do this time of year.
And so I focused my lens on my own family and our surroundings. It’s a good exercise, and one I think I’ll be making sure I do more often. I hope you are able to do the same and focus on what’s most important in your life. Not just for the holidays, but all the time.