2009 was such a blessed year for me. I met some of the most incredible clients, nurtured relationships with vendors in the industry who I now work with on a regular basis, and had the opportunity to shoot weddings in fabulous destinations like Italy, Costa Rica, France, Vermont, New York, Charleston and California.
2009 meant a new beginning for me professionally as I moved my studio presence into the California market. Having spent so many years in Tuscany, soaking up that stunning vineyard light, the west coast aesthetic really felt like the right fit to me and I decided to just dive in, meet people, and get working. It was an area of the world that I was completely in love with and where I wanted to spend more time. I have to thank all of the wonderful planners and professionals who have welcomed me there and given me such confidence to continue working with new clients in both Southern and Northern California. It's been a wonderful journey and I have been so lucky to have things fall into place there.
When your company grows, you often have to step back and think about what plans you have for the future, what goals you want to reach and what will continue to make you love what you do professionally. There's sometimes a feeling that you need to be bigger, have more weddings or events, sell more products. When I think a lot about it, I know that those things are not really what's most important to me. I want my clients to really have a chance to get to know me. I want them to feel confident that I was the best choice for them and when they email or call me, I'll be the one that's really going to understand their photography needs. I like selecting about 25 weddings a year to photograph and knowing that I'm a good fit for each of my clients. I want to continue to work with book artists and album professionals that can execute my vision and give my couples a completely unique book to share with their loved ones. I want to continue to be inspired by the industry and hope that my own work gives something back.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday with your families and friends. I'll see you in 2010!