Portraits of kids, from walking through pre-teens
It’s that time again, when we reflect on the past year, and make resolutions for change in the New Year. Is anyone really good at keeping resolutions? So far, I have not been that great at it. Why is it we decide to make changes and be better at things starting on January 1st? Because it’s a symbol of rebirth, a new beginning, a chance to wipe the slate clean and start anew. Reflecting back on the past year, it is clear that one thing I have not been good about is keeping this website updated, with fresh content. I’m sure that makes it seem like I have put my camera in storage and stopped photographing all together. That would not be further from the truth! The truth is that at some point this year, I photographed my 500th newborn baby. Almost all of those babies were photographed as a freelance photographer for Bella Baby Photography, and because of concerns over privacy and HIPPA violations, I’m not able to share them with you. However, I am also still taking clients of my own, and have had the honor and privilege of photographing some gorgeous, amazing people this past year. This past August, as I had been planning out my availability for the Holiday Family Portrait Season, I injured my foot. It was so bad that I required surgery and had to remain non-weight bearing for almost three months. It was more difficult than I could have ever imagined. I was not only not able to photograph babies, but I could not even photograph my own family. The first day of school? I was tottering on a knee scooter trying to get photos of my kids without falling down, which I had done only days before. I was able to start bearing weight again toward the end of October, and have been in Physical Therapy since then. My foot is getting stronger, and I’m feeling better about it every day. I did manage to sneak in a handful of sessions, including some of my own kids. Now that most Holiday Cards have been sent, I wanted to share a few of the sessions I managed to squeeze in. My New Years Cards are still waiting to go out, but I’ll give you a preview of them here too.