2016 Best Of: A Year In Review

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Happy New Year, friends!

After a little break for the holidays and more than enough holiday treats in my belly to last the entire year of 2017, I return to the blog with so much thankfulness that I could explode with love! A few years ago, I never thought I would be living out my dreams of being a photographer and loving my job so much, connecting with such amazing people, and getting to document such special moments. And now… I am! I feel like Fearless, Speak Now and Red Era Taylor Swift winning an award! hahaha

For anyone who is just joining me, I am relatively new in this industry with only a few months under my belt. I had so many fears and insecurities when I left my previous job as a Clinical Supervisor for a clinic that provides therapy for children with Autism to start my photography business. I can’t believe what a journey this has been for me! And I just can’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude and love.

I have decided that every year, I am going to reflect back upon on all of the highlights the past year held to remind me of how far I’ve come and grown. So, I’m kicking off the first edition of SA | Best Of’s by sharing my favorite wedding, engagement, sweetheart, baptism and family photos of the year.

Now, this post made me a bit nervous because it shows where I started, as a complete newbie with literally NO experience and about a month of owning a proper DSLR…to where I am now after having attended Amy and Jordan’s incredible workshop and having a few months of experience now under my belt.. But I think it’s important to document growth. It shows how I started. It shows my dedication. But most of all, I think it truly reflects my heart.

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As I was organizing and putting this together… going back through all of the sessions I had in 2016, I was reminded of all the truly sweet and incredible couples and families who trusted me and who I had the pleasure of serving. I have to give a couple of shoutouts to my first portrait clients Ana Lucia and Alejandro who gave me the opportunity to document their first child a week after being born. And my first #SAPbride, Kristina who trusted ME to document one of the most important days of her life! AH!

Without them, none of this would have been possible. They kicked of the momentum and allowed me to dive head first into this world of photography. Ugh! I just love everyone of my clients so much. Seriously. Each and every one because they took a chance on me. They chose ME to capture their love and joyfulness through my lens. They chose ME to document such special moments in their lives. So without further ado, here’s my first edition of my favorites from 2016!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! To ALL of you for being beautiful and incredible and fun and joyful. The best clients ever!!! I’m convinced 😉

Cheers to 2017 and here’s to accomplishing all of your dreams. I wish you all good health, sincere joy, and lots of love!

xo,

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