Hello! And Happy New Year…even though it’s already February. I know I haven’t been the best at keeping up with this blog the last couple years — something I’m hoping to change in 2019.
I have many weddings & shoots that I need to get posted on here, and I’m going to do my best to get them up, even if they are older or not as current. Why not start with my favorites from the past year?
So, 2018 was actually my first year of doing my photography completely full-time (i.e. without having a part-time job on the side, or shooting for someone else) and it was exciting, challenging, uplifting, and very rewarding.
I’ve learned a lot, some of which was not expected. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
2018 was also wonderful for many other reasons. I got to do some traveling, speak at Bedford’s PhotoCon (OKC) and PhotoExpo (Memphis), speak at OKC’s Metro Camera Club, speak to some classes at UCO, mentor two incredible interns in UCO’s photography program, see some familiar faces, and meet plenty of new ones.
While looking through my images, I kept thinking about how truly thankful I am that this is my career. At the end of the day, the best part of this is the connecting with who is in front of my camera, and experiencing/sharing these moments with them.
Also, when I went to pick out my favorites for the past year, I originally flagged over 400 images (!) to post here. I could never tell you my number one favorite photo overall, but I can tell you about some of my favorite memories when shooting them, or how I felt while doing so.
Overall, another beautiful year.
Thank you to those who shared it with me. And thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy seeing what 2018 was like for me.