I'm not much for making resolutions. Every weekend I say that when Monday comes around, I'm going to get things done, eat better, workout more and so many other things. I make almost 52 resolutions a year that I end up breaking by the time Monday rolls around.
However, despite my epic fails in make resolutions and breaking my personal promises to myself, I have decided to make a New Years resolution for 2018. That resolution is to write about my adventures. I'm not making a number requirement or a schedule to stick with. I just going to remind myself about why I started my photography business and this website to begin with...to share my stories and the stories of those I meet through photography. Each day is an adventure and I continue to hope that those adventures can inspire others to go after their dreams, try new things, and continue to connect with the world around them. This website is how I plan on continuing to do that.
2017 has been filled with challenges, growth, and many adventures. I have traveled to new places and met some amazing people! I have also been able to connect with old friends and enjoy my days with those I love supporting me and pushing me. I have no doubt that 2018 will be a repeat of all of those things!
One thing I did not do was share my wedding photography with you all! Each wedding reminded me on why I love photographing this special day so much! I get to hang out with people on the best day of their lives where everyone surrounding them is genuinely happy and supportive of the beginning of their lives together. I get to capture smiles, tears, and some crazy dance moves. I am able to make that day last forever for each couple through my photography! What a blessing that is!
This business and my amazing couples have also helped me to be able to go back to school in 2018 and pursue my Masters in Recreational Therapy. Being in the outdoors is the one thing that makes me truly happy and in 2015 I was able to combine my love for photography, the outdoors, and helping others when I joined Warrior Expeditions on a 4 month, 2,300 mile trip down the Mississippi River. This is where I learned that Recreational Therapy was even a thing. I knew my love for the outdoors but I had no idea how it could help people, even myself. During college I struggled with a severe eating disorder that mentally crippled me. I thought I would never be able truly live because I couldn't control my eating in these types of environments. My family and friends pushed me to join the Warrior Expeditions trip and it changed my life...
2018 is going to be a great year and I am so excited to share all my adventures with each and every one of you! Here is just a few things I photographed this year!