Today I am very thankful, looking back on 2013. With my first full year under my belt as a "professional photographer" (whatever that means...) i have learned SO MUCH.
With the Modern Disney series wrapped and my personal Fairytale Family Portraits almost done, I can successfully say this has been a really challenging and AMAZING year. I've learned so much about myself as a photographer. I've learned so much about my process, experimented with hundreds of new editing techniques, met hundreds of phenomenal people, and had an absolute blast seeing my visions become reality. I cannot wait to see how far I go in 2014.
With a friend posting some samples of my Modern Disney and Fairytale Family Portraits on Reddit yesterday, I am completely blown away at peoples reactions to my concepts and work. I am so happy to see so much positivity, and also the criticisms. Anything said purely to be negative toward my series I can say doesn't really bother me. At first, it was a little hard reading what people had to say... but then I stepped back and remembered "Ah yes. I did this for practice and am still starting out." Of course nothing is perfect and 100% what I wanted it to be... This is my first series. In any case, this is an amazing start for me and I am thrilled to see where I end up next year this time.