Small Steps in the Right Direction

So I am realizing that slowly over the past year I have been moving in the right direction. Not just on a personal level, but also with my business. The steps that I am taking are leading me where I want to go for the most part. I know that I still have a lot to work on and will continue to push myself, but it has been good and I am pleased with where I see myself.  One of the things that I have changed is my website. When I first began doing photography for more than just the joy of taking pictures, I started a blog. Eventually I knew I needed to showcase my best work through a website, but I was “broke” and couldn’t afford to have a decent portfolio site to use. Finally I realized that if I really wanted to bring in business and professionally market myself, I was going to need to bite the bullet and invest in my advertising in this way. That’s why I recently joined Showit. I knew it was what I wanted for a while, especially after playing around with trial sites. It gives you the freedom to do what you want with your website without having to know all of the coding behind it! So here is my plug for an amazing web design/hosting program if you want a great site to professionally showcase whatever you have.

My next step is this blog of mine. This is my public proclamation that I will make my blog better. Not just better, but the best I can create. Hopefully it will be a successful change and leave me happy with my sites for a while. So here’s to hoping that this will be my last week with this old blog!

If you haven’t seen my site, go check it out of course!

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Jansen and Michelle | Front Royal Wedding

Okay, so I am going to apologize to start this blog post off.  I had such a hard time narrowing down what pictures to post, so naturally I posted wayyyyy too many. Like, my computer was struggling to upload them all last night. The past two weddings that I have shot, I have had just the most amazing couples and they make my job so easy and rewarding. So thank you to my brides and grooms! Anyways, that is not the point of this post. Last Sunday, Jansen and Michelle got to express their love for Christ and each other in front of some of the closest friends and family they have.  It was such a great ceremony and you could really tell that they wanted to honor the Lord in their ceremony, as well as their future marriage.

Throughout the whole day they both remained calm, but something was telling me that Jansen was ready. He knew from the beginning that he was ready and once Michelle finally “gave him a chance” as many people were pointing out, they became a powerful couple who promised to serve each other and the Lord in their lives each day. I had such a good time getting to know you both and hanging out all day. It definitely got me excited about my own wedding in just a few short months. I wish you both the best and I know we will be sure to keep in touch for some time to come.

Enjoy their day below!

They started by getting ready at the Holiday Inn.

We headed to the Golf Course for a beautiful first look!
I thought it was awesome that they wanted to thank all of their guests in this way!The bridal party was so much fun to be around all day.I love that they started their ceremony out with two worship songs.During the ceremony it was pouring, but let up right after for some more portraits!
Rather than a conventional cake, they decided to go the cookie bar route.Little did they know they would have a giant cookie to cut! 

Hope you enjoy this Wednesday full of images!