Happy New Year beautiful readers from Our little family to yours!
With such a crazy busy holiday season, filled with amazing friends, family gatherings, and our wonderful clients, we are finally able to take a moment to reflect on what 2017 has brought us!
This past year in April we both took a leap of faith to persue our dream together as Wedding Photographers. This ride has been incredible in every way. It has tested our faith, strengthened our marriage and has opened our eyes to how GOOD God is!
In 2017 we accomplished 16 Weddings!
WHAT IN THE WORLD!
Never in my wildest dreams would I image ever coming this far this fast, especially as NEW business owners! And we already have 13 weddings booked for next year!
Over the year I also gained a new love for Calligraphy! I am NO professional but I sure do find joy in it! So I have had fun with making signs for family and friends. I’m hoping to get my hands on some Name Cards for a wedding! That will be my next goal!
We also gained two fur babies, Winston and Sadie! They have turned our world upside down, all good and bad! Haha
Let’s just say we are so excited for Sadie’s puppy stage to pass. Her favorite at the moment is chewing anything and everything with her little daggers and she found an interest in eating rocks. Hahah She’s our little monster!
It’s hard to get mad when you look at her cute little face. This too shall pass! Ha
We also began serving our church , The City Church San Diego, on the Photo Team as well as our young adults group, Anchored. We have gained SO many life long friends and we still meet new people each week. This year we are striving to really find roots in each of our friendships, and to plant new ones.
Fellowship and Friendship is SO important. We aren’t sure what we would do without these people that surround us. They have grown into our family. Not only do we have fun but we get to mentor and guide eachother when we feel lost.
I am truly humbled for what this church has done for us.
Chris and I also celebrated our one year anniversary of being Husband and Wife! They weren’t kidding when they said time flies!!! It may be cheesy, but I fall more in love with this man the longer I am with him, it will be 8 Years in March that we have been together!
His heart for Jesus and the way he loves me makes me wonder what I did to deserve such a love. When I feel lost he guides me right back to the Lord and he will just stop and pray with me when he feels I need it most. Chris is always putting other before himself in such a selfless way. I am one lucky wife!
*end cheesy ramble*
Sadly though, sometimes with all the good comes some bad.
A little peek into our personal side of life... There was a sad loss that we experienced In September. We found out that we were expecting and we misscarried later that same month.
As devastated as we were, The Lord put His hands over us. There was lots of healing that took place and a definite change of perspective. We continue to learn the God is ALWAYS good. He NEVER changes and his plan may not always be ours...
That was hard to understand but now I see clearly. We aren’t quite ready to begin our family and that’s okay. During this time in between now and a family I believe that God is preparing us and our marriage for the next season He has for us! We have nothing but grateful hearts for what blessing we HAVE received!
With this past year in a nut shell, we are quick to say we are VERY excited for 2018! May this new year bring LOTS of love, laughter and happiness to you and your loved ones!!!
Let’s do this year together!!!