When Koa was born in 2013, I took a break from all paid writing and photography work for what I expected to be a few months, but turned into a year. I wouldn’t change it now. It was what our family needed. But early in 2014, when it was time for me to start working again, I felt like I was starting from scratch.
The first person I photographed this year was my boys’ 16-year-old babysitter, Jess. She was a perfect choice, because she didn’t mind if I hmmed and hawed over my camera, over the light, over where and how to make her sit while I tried to get comfortable again.
I went on to shoot four weddings and fourteen (or maybe it was sixteen? I keep losing count.) portrait sessions in 2014. Through every one of those weddings and sessions, I’ve learned an exponential amount, and I’m incredibly excited to start 2015, and to see where it takes me. As I prepare and plan and pray for what’s ahead, I’ve been looking through my work, and seeing how it’s changing, how I’m growing and finding out who I am as an artist, and I thought I’d share some photos with you that I’ve taken over the last year. Thanks so much for coming on this journey with me.
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