Life as a small business owner can be grueling and a bit lonely. I can honestly say I have never worked harder in my life, but I can also say with confidence that I have never been happier. I got to celebrate and capture some of the most intimate, important moments for 22 amazing couples this year. These 44 beautiful people decided to trust me with these once in a lifetime moments, to let me into their families and hearts, to give me the opportunity to do something I LOVE for a LIVING. Sometimes I don't fully appreciate the impact of my job until this down season when I have time to reflect on the past year and boy what a year it has been. 2015 was full of growth, new opportunities, deeper friendships and a lot of learning experiences, and I wouldn't change a single second... Except maybe not having my jumpsuit split up the seam at a wedding. That was unfortunate.
I owe a great deal to so many people for making 2015 a great success. This small business of mine has brought amazing people into my life and every prayer, word of encouragement, hug, sweet snail-mail note, and reality check was appreciated more than you could ever know. You know who you are and know you are loved. To my 2015 JD Brides and Grooms: thank you for making this hustle worth it.
2016, bring it.
Happy New Year, y'all! Cheers!