Last year was a year of learning, of growing, of  making mistakes, and taking that knowledge and turning into something good. This year, it just so happens, was a year of change. Some of it was good change, some of it was scary change, but not a single second of it was bad change. I’ve learned to take every single experience as an opportunity to learn and grow, and applying it to my business was one of the best decisions I made. The outpour of love and support from the community when my father passed away in April was humbling. To the friends, family and clients that stuck by me when my business made the transition from a partnership after that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the love and understanding you all had for me.

I had the opportunity this year to work alongside some crazy talented wedding photographers in Nashville including Joshua GullRachel Moore and Brennan McKissick to name a few. Some of the images in this carefully curated blog post are from weddings that I myself did not book, but instead was given the chance to second shoot and expand my creativity. Learning. Growing. Changing.

2013 is going to be a year of developing. After two years, I finally know what matters, what I want to shoot, and the kind of clients that are going to better not just my portfolio, but my life. When I started shooting two years ago, I wanted it all and I wanted it right then and there. And when that didn’t happen, as we all know life has a funny way of working out juuuuuuust at the right moment, I sulked for a little. And then I realized that the quiet downtime I had while I was slowly building my business was the perfect time to put every action I wanted to implement into place. I took my time, I learned, and now I’m ready to take on the world. One awesome outdoor, detail-filled wedding at a time.

Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains.