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2016 In Review

Happy New Year’s Eve friends! Before I ring in the New Year, it wouldn’t feel right until I reflect on how incredibly AWESOME 2016 was. While much happened out in the real world such as our interesting political election, the Olympics, the Cubs winning the World Series… it was certainly a crazy year to remember! The year 2016 will always be one that I will remember because it’s the year I became a MOM. In only 365 days, I experienced with my hubby a whirlwind of milestones that we are forever grateful for. From finding out I was pregnant, to telling our family and friends the news, to the excitement of finding out it’s a BOY, prepping the nursery, having my own maternity portraits captured, the birth of my son, to these last 2.5 months of raising our first child… it’s certainly been an incredible year!

In addition to all of that amazingness… my parents bought a rivah house! Words cannot describe how excited I am about this cottage and all of the fun family memories that this special place will bring into our lives for years and years to come! We traveled and attended several wedding celebrations this year! We toasted to many other celebrations and achievements in 2016. We spent quality time with family and strengthened the relationships with some of our dear friends.

Photography related… I continued my focus to “niche down” and capture the art of motherhood. Despite being pregnant, I had the pleasure of documenting many maternity, newborn, and family sessions (I’m behind on blogging all of them! A resolution for the New Year is to catch up on blogging!). I revamped the “look and feel” on my website and blog, attended webinars, earned awards in the 2016 Shoot & Share contest, invested in a newborn mentoring session, and invested in my first destination Motherhood workshop experience (will be attending this coming April!). The phrase for my business in 2017 is to “MAKE IT HAPPEN”! There are many goals, hopes, and dreams that I have to define what “IT” is. More details to come on this!

There is so much more to mention that I’m thankful this year has brought to my life but I’ll spare you all the little details. To sum it up, 2016 was one of the best years yet! It was a game-changer for sure! 2017 has big shoes to fill but I have no doubt that it will be epic! Cheers to 2016 and all that it was and cheers to 2017 and all that it will be!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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