Looking forward

I’ve been off the grid for awhile because I committed to less work and more play with my family over the holidays. It was the usual holiday season crunch but I avoided posting sessions because I don’t like to spoil any Christmas card reveals!

For anyone reading this who has been a part of my photography journey, thank you again and again! Your trust in me and more importantly your friendship means more than you know. 2015 was a blessed year and I’m so super thankful to you all for allowing me to capture your memories and grow with your families.

I can’t remember the last time I made any real ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ because they’re usually a horrible failure come February or so! But as the start of 2016 rolls around I’m reflecting on my past year’s stumbles, accomplishments, favorite moments, and growth. This year I am resolving to set goals. These are things that weigh on my mind constantly and I’m hoping documenting them will help hold me accountable and set my course for decisions throughout the year. So here we go…

1. More Jesus in, More Jesus out.

Through church, prayer, worship, serving, giving or learning. I want to be more like Jesus and less like me. This might sound simple but as life’s circumstances and busyness take over, it’s easy to let myself slip. Which is why I’m placing it #1 on the list, where it belongs.

2. Invest more time in family through experiences.

I want to adventure with my family, see and try new things. But I also want to do more of the simple stuff – play games, draw, read, ride bikes, cuddle and just cherish every bit of this time in my life.

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3. Find balance.

This continues to be a challenge for me but I’d like to say I’m getting better with age ;). Learn when (and how) to sit still, recoup, exercise, play.

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4. Simplify.

Spend less, worry less, reduce the clutter and just let go.

5. Learn new things.

Of course I’m always ‘learning’ but I want to be purposeful by identifying new things in my work I’ve wanted to learn, stop thinking about it and go do it!

6. Take more photos for my own memory books.

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Josh | 2016 Senior

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Zoey + Nicolas

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Laura + Brett | Engaged

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Andrew + Veronica | Modesto Wedding

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Chris + Holly and Family

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Bulen Family

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Higgins Family

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Blake + Michelle | Wine & Roses Lodi Wedding

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Crooker Family

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