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New Year!

Happy 2012 to all my followers and clients, old and new. I had a nice LONG break with my family and it was wonderful to spend quality time with my loved ones. I’m always a wife and mother first, photographer & designer second.

There are a few things I wanted to mention in my first blog of the year. First off, I am excited about photography this year. I learned so much in 2011 and was given so many opportunities to display my talents that I’ve been hoarding for so many years. Thank you to those people (you know who you are) who trusted me to capture your special moments in time. Second, I’ve decided that I will only be pursuing photography this year, not design. For those who don’t know me, I am a professional graphic designer and work for a company making catalogs, flyers, ads etc during the day. On a professional level, graphic design is my first love. And I won’t lie, I am better at design more than I am at photography (in my opinion). Quite honestly, though, design is sometimes very time consuming and I want to focus solely on photography this year. I’m happy that I still have an outlet at work to keep up on trending software with design – so if I do decide to bring back to my hobby, I will still be current.

The last thing I wanted to share with you is exciting news. After a successful 2011, my husband and I have decided to officially make this a small side business. We are in the process of getting everything set-up so we will soon be calling ourselves business owners. This is very exciting for both of us as we have never owned a business, but have always dreamed of having one. I am still going to be primarily a natural light photographer (outdoors) but maybe one day in the next few years (if all goes well) we will have a studio. In the mean time, my philosophy is still to preserve life through photography for women – and not only meet your expectations, but exceed them with quality products and service.

Below is a photo that I took of my daughter and I that I absolutely love. Thank you again for such an amazing memorable 2011.

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