If you have followed me at all in the past couple of years, you probably know that I had a bit of an "identity crisis" when it came to my photography business after my son was born in 2016. The transition to being a mom to 4 kids was a tough one for me, and I seriously considered hanging up my camera and calling it quits for a while. I'll avoid repeating the story here again, but thankfully I didn't quit and instead I jumped back in with both feet in August of 2017! I had a super busy fall season and I was so blessed to re-connect with some amazing repeat clients and meet some brand faces also!
I can't wait to share some of my favorite moments from 2017, but there were SO many that I had to break it down a bit. ;-)
(Quick side note: I was a really terrible blogger in 2017, so most of these sessions have yet to be shared. I am hoping to get all caught up this winter and finally share all of these in full with you all!)
I want to start off with some of my favorite FAMILY PORTRAITS from 2017! Seriously...could these families be any more adorable!?
I also took photos of a LOT OF KIDS last year! At the beginning of October, I spent a week at Waterstone Preschool in Littleton as their school photographer which is always one of my favorite jobs! In total, I photographed 160 little ones between the ages of 12 months and 5 years old. It was exhilarating, fun, and completely exhausting, haha! I can't share most of those photos because they are kept private for the students, but I do have permission to share a few! How cute are these littles!??
I also photographed a bunch of sweet kids during my fall and winter portrait sessions!
I had the honor of meeting and photographing a couple of really awesome SENIORS this year! I missed most of senior season in 2017 because I was still on my maternity break, but thankfully I still snuck these two in because they were both such incredible people!
I also photographed a couple of in-home lifestyle newborn sessions this year! These were extra special because I have had the pleasure of photographing both of these families as they have grown over the years. I photographed engagements, weddings, and first babies for both of these families, so photographing each of their second babies this year was such an honor. <3
I don't photograph very many weddings anymore (I did one this year!) but I still LOVE photographing COUPLES! Seriously it is one of my very favorite things! I had the pleasure of photographing a couple of engagement sessions this year, and I also tried to take some "couple's photos" during my family sessions this year because I believe so strongly in married couples getting in front of the camera together.
Last, but not least! I photographed so many families this year, and I included some of my favorite "formal" portraits at the top of this post, but my FAVORITE photos from family sessions are the candid and real moments. I couldn't end this post without including MY PERSONAL FAVORITES!
To every single one of my clients: Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I wouldn't be sitting here without your support and trust, and I am so so thankful for you all! Happy New Year and I hope to see you all again in 2018!