Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: Changes!

Oh my goodness…it’s February! We’re already into our second month of 2014, and to be perfectly honest with you, I couldn’t be happier to have said goodbye to 2013. You may have noticed that the CDP blog got awfully quiet last year after we announced that we were moving to St. Louis. After I made that announcement, one of life’s proverbial storms blew in, upsetting the balance I thought our family had finally found. 2013 was a year of changes (including getting divorced and moving to a new home in a new city…yes, we made the move to St. Louis anyway), and those changes have required lots of adjusting and re-adjusting — not only for me, but for my kiddos, my parents, my sisters, my friends. Change really is one of the only certainties in life, but knowing that doesn’t make it any easier. Like they say, sometimes life’s not easy…and you know what? I’m okay with that, because I know that in overcoming the challenges life’s thrown at me over the last several months, some really positive things are happening. I’m finding my own voice again…I’ve fallen more deeply in love with my beautiful children…I’ve found strength in and been uplifted by a friendship that has weathered many a storm since our college days…I’ve witnessed God’s grace countless times…and I’m learning to see the world in a whole new way. I think my 2014 buzzwords will be “Rediscover” and “Redefine,” both personally and professionally.

In 2014, I’m excited about:

  • – Continuing to photograph weddings…they really are my fave!
  • – Delving further into the world of HS Senior portrait photography (stay tuned for a big announcement at the end of February!)
  • – Road-tripping to Denver with my kiddos to see my bestie
  • – Sending my youngest off to Kindergarten (admittedly, bittersweet)
  • – Reading, reading, and more reading! (next on my list is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki)
  • – Watching my kiddos grow as they continue to discover their world and become more independent

What are YOU looking forward to most in the coming year?

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