Then + Now Celebrating Growth

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Yesterday, I spent sometime just reflecting on this beautiful thing that I’m fortunate enough to call my job.  For me, it’s often so easy to compare myself to other people in this crazy, big, photography industry.  Sometimes that green bug of jealousy gets the best of me and I forget about how far I’ve come.  I started this business on a whim and a hope presented in an email.  That email was to my sweet friend, Katelyn, asking her if I was crazy to even have this dream.  Not too much longer I found myself near Richmond, Virginia for a one-on-one session with her.

I had a million questions and stupid questions at that.  Okay, they say that there are no stupid questions, but really these were pretty dumb.  Oh, and you should have seen my ideas for the blog back then… yikes!  Well, since that day, I’ve shot and learned and worked hard to create a craft that I am proud of.  I’ve studied and practiced, and studied some more and practiced some more.  I’ve also married the love of my life, (and had Katelyn there to capture every step of the journey), and have been to a lot of weddings since than!  I’ve also had an incredible support system along the way.

When I look back at then and fast forward to now, I’m grateful for all I’ve learned and for all the people who believed in me.  This dream of mine was a crazy one, but I’m so grateful for how its unfolding.

 

Thanks for the photos, Katelyn and Kristi!

Posted:

July 22, 2014

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  1. LOVE THIS!!! AND YOU!! You should be so proud girl!!! You’ve come SO far and it’s awesome!!! xoxoxox

  2. Erin Watson says:

    This sounds SO familiar to me! Katelyn also inspired me to take the leap into doing this full time and I’ve never looked back! Keep up the good work girl! I love looking at your blog :)

  3. Katie says:

    You’re doing it girl!!!! So happy to see you grow and learn

  4. Kristi says:

    LOVE this, girl!! You should be SOOO proud!! And I don’t know what your ideas were for your blog before but your blog is AH-MAZING now!! And you are on top of it all of the time!! Keep rockin’ it girl!! LOVE YOU!!

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