I feel it in my bones. And I'm not talking about pain. I feel it like a knot welling up in my chest. And I'm not talking about a heart attack. No, no, it's just a feeling...that this year is going to be the best year yet!
This time last year I would not have thought that I would be where I am right now. My dream of becoming a photographer are coming together. It's not just something I hope that maybe someday I could do. It's something I'm doing. I went to my first photography seminar. I went to my first networking Happy Hour. I went from being close to terrified at the prospect of networking, to being a "networking champ", as Lisa put it. I shot my first wedding. I met some industry leaders. (It was like meeting a celebrity!)
I'm doing it folks. I'm making it happen. Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way.
2009 is going to be huge! Here's a sample of things coming up in 2009:
Boot Camp - yes, I signed up to be tortured 3 days a week for a month. I need someone to kick my butt into shape this year. Seriously! Starts Tuesday!
WPPI- Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, the largest photography convention in Las Vegas. My friend, Elana, will be tagging along for the fun. I'm really excited to meet old and new photographer friends that I have made since August. It's going to be super fun! Sleep? Who needs sleep?
More shooting! Photo shoots that is. The end of 2008 proved to be wonderful and I can't wait to work with more awesome people. Thanks to Jennifer and Rob for inviting me to shoot with you.
Our Wedding! That's right folks, Cent and I will be tying th knot on July 18, 2009. We're super excited. And if you're wondering, our photographer is the radtastic Travis Hoehne.
Moving to Dallas - Yes, I wrote it. I will be leaving California, but not forever, there are things called planes. And there's the phone. And there's the internet. Never fear! Looking forward to meeting local photographers in the Dallas Metroplex area.
Thanks for the great ride 2008. I'm stoked for 2009!