Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 year in review

I had no idea the journey that God would take me on in 2010, both personally and professionally.  So many changes & so many opportunities.  My favorite part of my job is meeting new people, being able to see them in a different light, and then capture moments for them that they can cherish forever.  And now, I want to share with you a little moment from almost every shoot I've done this year (some clients have asked to not have their photos showcased on the internet and I completely respect that!).  There are a LOT of pictures, so please sit back & enjoy!!

I met 4 amazingly stunning brides, who had 4 distinctly different but equally beautiful weddings.
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And of course those brides each had a new husband involved in their wedding days ;)
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I met 3 itty bitty newborns, 3 birthday boys (turning 1!), and 3 other little people :)
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5 groups of siblings, cousins, and/or both... of all ages!
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And I met an incredible THIRTY families!  30!!  That is so many!  Each family had such a distinct way they interacted, as well as so much love for each other!  The families were made up of married couples and single parents, no kids to several kids, adopted children, blended families, new siblings, teenagers, in-laws, and so much more!  I love that there are so many different dynamics in families!
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Words cannot even begin to describe how grateful & humbled I am at what God has allowed me to do for a living.  This job makes it possible for me to stay at home with my kids, which is priceless to me & this time cannot be replaced.  I absolutely LOVE what I do and feel like this is something that challenges me to learn & grow, to know who I am & become confident in that, as well as let my creative juices flow.  Thank you to each and every person who has believed in me & given me the opportunity to capture your family.  I am SO SO SO excited for 2011 and all the new things that will be coming to Erica Stephens Photography (including a new camera!  EEK!!!).  Keep checking back here for all the fun changes!!!

1 comment:

Bobby, Jenny, Bryce and Leah said...

You have a gift!! I am so happy we crossed paths and you were able to capture the most precious things in my life. I refer you to everyone. I have received so many compliments on your work! I hope this year is your best one yet!!