hip hip hooray!

It's hard to believe, but I opened my newly redesigned business one year ago today! After dreaming of a rebrand for many months, I finally made it happen. I was so nervous, so sure that no one would hire me to design things for them, so convinced people would be confused by the name change and I would drive away my clients. I'm beyond thankful for what this past year has held for me and soooo excited for what the future has in store! I'd be lying if I said this past year wasn't full of struggles...I mean HARD struggles. So many moments where I wanted to quit. So many nights with my head on my desk wondering why I ever thought I wanted to be a full-time creative. So many hours staring at a budget spreadsheet, sure this was the month that I was going to have to close my virtual doors.

It was also a year of huge successes and victories to celebrate, like the first full wedding suite I designed for Katie and Clark (more on that soon!) and my bridal shower designs being featured on Emmaline Bride. It was year of learning, to be sure, and a whole lot of mistake-making.

I'm happy to report that I have decided to not throw in the towel, thanks in large part to a recent dose of encouragement from my kindred spirit Caitlin (I owe you an email, love!) I have huge dreams for myself and this biz and although I'm not quite sure how to make them all a reality, I'm going to keep on moving forward, one step at a time (no matter how tiny!) and focus on being my own biggest fan along the way.

And to you, all my lovely, beautiful clients: THANK YOU. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love. Thank you for a wonderful year of photographing your weddings and your families, your incredible life moments. Thank you for entrusting your logos, your invites, your websites to me. Thank you for believing in my vision and my abilities. Thank you for truly letting me live my dream every day and pursue a life I love!

And now, I"m going to celebrate a crazy rad year by devouring that cupcake ;)