Holy cow 2014 how you flew by, and rocked my face off.
It has been an AMAZING year. I have been able to do what I love and work my booty off telling these stories. 2014 marked the start of my professional photographer title and was one of the hardest years of my life! Starting a business is daunting but also really exciting. Having played with a camera for years now it was time and it was right! I have never felt better working so hard. I really never thought this was where I would be at the end of the year and that is an amazing thing. I stuck to my early goals and achieved more than I ever thought I could. ROCK ON 2014!!!
But honestly, It is all thanks to you guys (and gals!). I couldn’t have done any of this without my amazing clients, my friends referrals and my extremely supportive family. You all are amazing and made this year truly remarkable. I can’t thank all of the couples who trusted me to capture the start of their new lives together, you are MAGICAL! I have loved capturing every moment of your story and look forward to telling more stories to come.
I also have to thank all my fellow photographers, without your advice, referrals and second shooting opportunities I wouldn’t be where I am. Specifically I need to thank Abbey Moore for letting me tag along and second shoot with her this year. I learned more in those few days then in my entire photography background (some images shot from her weddings are in this post. a post about second shooting for her to come!). I also need to thank Sydney Marie and Sydney & Destiny weddings for having me on to second and always being awesome gals and Amanda of Westshore Photography for letting me also co-shoot a wedding with her. Lastly I need to thank Megan Saul for welcoming me to the Chicago area and making me feel fantastic in this big city, you are amazing and inspiring along with the whole HH crew <3. A huge shout out also goes to all of my second shooters who blew me away this year with their kindness, talent and hard-work. You all ROCK and will do amazing things I know it!
I am so pumped for 2015. My couples are amazing, I can’t wait to do more seniors and I have so many personal projects/volunteer projects planned as well. I will be spending more time traveling than I ever have and much more time at my second home in Chicago. Big things are happening and I know 2015 will be amazing. Thank you all for your awesome support, I can’t wait to make more magic with you this year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
You rock, Rachel Kaye. Eyes are welling with tears!
Wow, I always knew you were talented. and now I am proud and amazed.