Okay, so I didnt spend my New Years Eve in NYC but it was still a really great night! We hung out at home with good company, good food, and good drinks and I wouldnt have wanted it any other way! 2008 was incredible for us. This year in our business we shot a ton of weddings and got to meet so many wonderful people…I went to 2 incredible workshops and got the opportunity to work with some of the most talented AND respectable professionals in this industry…we shot an ad for Miller Lite and worked with a national ad company to do it…we were published in several magazines for our commercial work…we got a studio space…we got accepted some really cool associations and groups of professionals that are incredible…all this to say we have been SOOOOOOO incredibly blessed this year in our business and its more than evident that God has protected us and carried us through out this year!
Personally…Anthony and I were even more blessed in 2008. We have paid off all of our credit card debt (thank you college for making it add up!!!!), paid off one of our cars and our personsal loans in Idaho,…we grew closer to each other in ways we didnt know were possible…we depended on God and His graces in ways we didnt know were possible… we GOT PREGNANT…and we became more than content at the idea of being able to happily and excitedly retreat into our home…just us, our puppies, and this little guy that keeps moving in my belly.
For 2009, we want to give more…not just financially…but more of ourselves too…to people that need it…to causes that deserve it. We want to grow more in love with Jesus…and with each other…we want to be good parents and be able to give our son, RILEY, things that we have always dreamed of…we want to take more time for us as a family…we want to work harder and work less. 🙂 And more than anything we want the way we treat others to be a pure reflection of the God we serve. Its going to be a great year and we cant wait to get started!!!
For 2009, we are looking forward to shooting lots, learning lots, and showing our clients that they are the BEST in the whole wide world!!! We have big plans in the next few weeks so check back to our site often and see all of the updates that we are making! We have new wedding packages (updated this morning!!!), new products coming, and more cool people to work with so…you guys have a Happy New Year and we CAN’T WAIT to see what this year brings!!!!
I just love your post. Very inspiring! I have a Riley also. He is ten and another son that is 13. My husband and I launched our photography business this year and I attended Love Affair in San Diego at the end of November. God is so good! I was visiting your site because I want a new logo and I read about yours being made by Shannon Montez. I really love both of ya’lls logos so I contacted Shannon today. Anyways, have a great year and I hope your family and your business continue to strive and grow and be blessed!!!
It has been a great year, hasn’t it? I am so excited for you an Anthony and all that God is doing in your lives. I am so blessed to have you as a friend and I am really looking forward to seeing what God has for you in 09!