The end of 2017....... WOW!
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around how fast the year flew by! This year, like last year, brought some of the most amazing people into my life and I learned so much while working with them. Through both teaching piano and photography, I was personally stretched outside of my introverted comfort zone. I learned more aspects of running a business, balancing personal life and commitments with deadlines for projects. I climbed a mountain, went rock climbing, saw the sites of Seattle, organized and ran a photography team, photographed two conferences, and a handful of events. Learned how to communicate even better with people, and I faced one of my big fears. Heights. (Whew) With all that said, I am so excited to start 2018 and G R O W!! I know I will, because God continually molds us to become more like Him. As I look on this last year and I see a few of the wonderful experiences I have had, my heart is full with thankfulness. I started off the year wondering if 2017 could be better than 2016, but with (it seems like) a snap of a finger, I'm here welcoming 2018 with my question answered. YES, each year will be better and even more challenging than the last. I think I would like to close out my thoughts by posting something that my very talented sister wrote for Christmas Day. Her last few sentences especially affected me and encourages me as I greet the new year, 2018.
"The weekend we have all worked so hard for... is at last here. Gifts are wrapped, goodies are made, halls are decked, the familiar presence of family is around and all together. Through all the festivities, turn your thoughts to not just gifts under the tree, but above. For one minute, walk outside, stand there in silence, look up at the sky, and breathe. I encourage you all in everything you do, find ways to put Christ in Christmas. Even in the little things, glorify our Savior above. Christ's spirit - that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship that prompts us to kind deeds of service. While you stand there, open your heart and pray. Pray a silent prayer to give without sparing, share without pretending, trust without wavering, forgive without punishing, promise without forgetting, speak without accusing, and to listen without interrupting. P u t C h r i s t i n C h r i s t m a s. Have a Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!" ~ Sarah - my sister
2 Annual Collage of the Year
Last year, I placed a few of my top favorite sessions/events and landscape/food images, into a collage. This year, I decided to make it a annual tradition. Note: Due to the lack of space and out of respect to clients, I was not able to display all my favorite images, but please know that I loved every moment I got to spend with each of you!
Portraits from Treasured Moments Studio
Landscape from Treasured Moments Studio
Happy New Year to all!
Jusqu'à la prochaine fois,