Wow. I cannot BELIEVE that today marks the 9th year for me shooting weddings and portraits. NINE YEARS PEOPLE!! I don’t know that I’ve done anything in my life for 9 years… not even marriage! (We’re on 8.5) And what an incredible 9 years its been. With over 200 weddings shot and I can’t even think of how many portrait sessions (300 maybe??), the last 9 years have been more amazing than I could have even imagined. I am so incredibly grateful for my career, something I truly never even thought I’d do. Not that I would trade it for anything (I seriously wouldn’t) but I never even considered photography as a career. I was always an art kid (theater, dance, piano and art classes were my jam growing up. No sports for this girl) so I knew art would be the focus of my career, but I was never sure in what form. I originally planned to do graphic design (which I still have a love for!) but after taking a photography class my second semester at FSU (the only art class I could get a seat in!) my teacher encouraged me to pursue photography more and suggested transferring to Daytona’s photography program through UCF. So I did, not knowing what I was going to do with it. But in my first photography semester, a girl I worked with at a local coffee shop was getting married and asked if I’d like to shoot at her wedding. And that’s when I fell in love with it. I slowly started getting more and more shooting jobs, mostly through friends (thank you to all of you who trusted me in those early years!) and 9 years later, here I am.
I wish that I could give away a million sessions to express how immensely grateful I am to each and every one of my clients, fans, family and friends. You have all been so supportive of me, so encouraging and so trusting. It is no small thing to trust someone to document the most important moments of your lives, and the fact that you all have trusted me means more than you’ll ever know. Truly.
| 9 of my favorite images from this year |
So as a token of my appreciation to all of you, I am giving away 2 sessions and they can be used for whatever kind of session you’d like. Family, engagement, newborn, couples, boudoir, or something else we haven’t thought of! Just follow the steps below to enter, and 2 winners will be announced on November 13th.
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Love you all so much and thank you again for supporting me in everything! Here’s to another 9!
Session must be used within 1 year of this giveaway (11.5.15). All sessions must take place within 1 hour of my home in Mt. Dora, FL, otherwise travel fees will apply.