Good Bye 2015 - Hello 2016

What a year it has been, I can't believe I will be completing my 6th year as a full time professional photographer and my 3rd year of going back on my own. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do each and every day. This "job" has taken me to places I never thought possible, it has introduced me to a ton of awesome people and it has challenged me in so many ways with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Running this business all on my own has taught me to be very resilient, to take challenges head on and at times to step out of my comfort zone.

This year was no different, I focused on learning, evolving and honing my skills not only with my camera, but with running my business. Overall, I feel that I was successful, was I perfect? NO WAY! Do I feel I have room to grow and get/be better? HELL YEAH! So ending this year on a positive note, I say, "Good Bye 2015 and Hello 2016!" BUT before I say my goodbyes, I want to gratefully say, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all my clients, family and friends that have supported me not only this year, but throughout all my years in business, without you none of this would be possible. I want to specifically thank my own family for allowing me to chase this dream, to be away from you guys days on end is not easy I understand, so thank you for hanging in there and supporting me.

Like most of you, I too have goals for the new year, but no worries I'm not going to list them all out here. What I am going to mention is that I will be doing some serious changes over here, all of which was part of the learning and evolving processes I went through this past year. Some of the changes are going to be in the style I photograph weddings/portraits, how I use social media, how I run my business, the style of how I market my business and the big one hopefully bring on some hired help. My goal is to slowly introduce these changes right here on the blog and on my website. So please hang in there and stay tuned, I will have some down time in January so my hope is to blog a ton. 

Things on my blog list for January and February:
- Past weddings
- Past portraits
- Best of 2015 weddings, couple, families
- Commercial work
- Working with my new FujiFilm camera system
- My evolving business and the changes ahead

Here's to an amazing 2016, hope to see you out there and have a great year!

Business aside, the image below is what I am MOST thankful for, 2015 was a great year for my growing family. Come Feb.12th we will be welcoming a new addition to our little family, her name will be Rowan Grace.

Photo by Michelle Ford

Photo by Michelle Ford