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Turning 1...

What? A year has passed already?! I guess so. A year ago (yesterday), I set out to register and license my business with New Castle County and the State of Delaware. Nervous and excited with my DBA (Doing Business As) and a copy of logo in hand, I was prepared to sell that I meant serious business. For my business. That...was the easy part.

This past year has taught me so much and I have to say a big part of it I owe to Marisa Taylor of

Marisa Taylor Photography. She rocks in every way possible! Moving away from music into a more controlled environment opened my eyes to learning about natural lighting, posing and interacting with people personally. That last part there I believe is the most important and a difference from the quick snaps you receive in the mall and someone who's dedicated to working through every detail with you. Plus, I get to add in a little magic of my own sometimes and that's a great feeling.

Everything from gorgeous mom's to be, to the squishy babies, to tearing up at my first wedding, which also happened to have two beautiful blushing brides. Love it. I also love the not so great moments, such as experiencing the slow season, falling behind on Project 52 (it will make a come back!) struggling with SEO and some other not so interesting things. However, with those moments come lessons and I'm glad I haven't given into those frustrating moments. Moving forward, I honestly say I look forward to more of those lessons! I look forward to more adorable couples and tissue moment weddings. I look forward to more annoying quarterly taxes and feeding my prop shop addictions. I look forward to doing more of what I love. I look forward to capturing you!

So how am I celebrating? I haven't figured that one out just yet...but I'm excited. Join me as my business turns one! I can't wait to share all the projects I have been working on in secret! OOPS...well...there goes the surprise. Thank you to my friends, my family and my clients for their support through the first year.

Happy Birthday, Beyond The Pond Photography

#photography #anniversary

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