Ok, ugh. I’ve been stalling on this moment (first blog post) for about a year. I’m normally an open book…but for some reason the thought of the first blog post has felt like a paralysis. I know this is my photography blog, but I still get wordy sometimes. So, it’s time. BLAH!!!! Here I go…(and I would like to apologize up-front for my horrendous over-usage of parentheses).
2013 was…great in many ways, challenging in many ways. Professionally, it was such a time of growth and fulfillment. I shot beautiful weddings, photographed sweet babies and families, saw my images published, worked (and played) with incredibly talented and awesome people…it was really, really good stuff. But then, right when I felt inertia really start to kick in with my business, we decided to move to LA for a little while (can you hear the tires screeching to a halt right now?). I knew it was the right move (husband = actor), but it was still a bit dizzying to wrap my head around starting from scratch somewhere new (with two kids under the age of 3). Yep, ok, I was a bit of a hot mess.
Anyway, we moved. There wasn’t much of a plan in place otherwise. It sort of felt like jumping off a ledge with a blindfold on and a backpack of bricks strapped to you. The process was a blur, but we pulled it all off, said fumbling goodbyes to friends and family, and were off to JFK. I remember the last morning in our old apartment, watching the sun come up over the Hudson River and the city begin to wake up for what was a normal day to many, but literally life-changing for me. I thought I could hear my own heart beating. And, yep, I may have cried.We arrived in LA in April and it was…it was freaking beautiful. I’m a sucker for palm trees. I remember our first morning waking up in our new place thinking: I have NO IDEA what is about to happen (insert curse word here). And after I got over the slight panic of it all, I knew I needed to let go and just trust. I spent the next 7 months traveling back and forth from West coast back to East coast to shoot weddings (we moved right at the start of wedding season, and I had weddings already booked in NYC, NJ, and DC), and it was actually do-able. I liked it. And I’m going to do it again this year. And I can’t freaking wait. And I’m also starting to shoot in California (hello, gorgeous light!!). So I’m here, and I’m there, and that’s just fine. Welcome to my blog! And I promise I’ll post more photos than rants. Probably. ;) XO,