As per my self-imposed tradition, I felt it was time to make my year-in-review slash “Best of” blog post for 2018.
Most years I put a decent amount of pressure on myself to truly put time into this post and pick out my single favorite photo from every session/wedding/personal moment I shot throughout the course of the year. This year I’ve decided to give myself grace and just include a bunch of favorites vs. the very best of the best. There are also so many deeply meaningful photos that I missed including as well, because to be honest- I have to give myself a mental break this holiday.
Here’s a quick recap of my 2018:
Professionally, I worked with :
21 wonderful couples on their wedding. I started shoot weddings at the very end of July this year, so 21 between what was essentially August – December was quite a wild ride.
My weddings too me to :
Lake Tahoe, California | Denver, Aspen/Maroon Bells, Vail, Estes Park, Dillon/Silverthorne, Idaho Springs, Colorado Springs, Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs, Ridgway, Littleton, Beavercreek and Gateway, Colorado | Orlando & Winter Park, Florida | Phoenix, Arizona
9 couples/engagement sessions. This needs to be higher next year as couples sessions are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!
10 beautiful families in various stages (maternity & with kiddos)
11 amazing local/small businesses (some multiple times).
I had a baby.
Honestly that could kind of sum up my entire year in the most general terms, as it seems to be a process that has consumed my entire life for the last year+. It’s kind of insane how much your life changes when you have a kid, but not in every way.
We’ve already taken Bryce on 15 flights and many road trips with us to my weddings and on various other adventures. It’s been really exciting to see how well he travels and that my job allows us to all explore so many areas together as a family. Next year we already have travel planned for weddings at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and even St. Croix USVI!
A couple other notable things from this year : – Got out to Utah (Moab & Bryce Canyon) several times. – Watched Bobby & my friends ice climb in Ouray. – Hiked in the Brainard Lake area for the first time, and also got back on my FAVORITE trail in Colorado (4th of July Trail). – Saw the incredible Gregory Alan Isakov and shed many a tear when he played mine & Bobby’s song- “Idaho”. – Spent Thanksgiving weekend away, visiting the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs with friends who also just had a baby. – Visited friends & family in Ohio 3 times. – Lost a lot of sleep, gained a bunch of weight… yay parenthood!
Anyways, please enjoy scrolling through my year as captured in photographs. These make my heart happy.