Goodbye and Thank You, 2013!

I was happy to put together this montage of images I created in 2013. Sometimes I forget where I’ve been, what I’ve accomplished, and the experiences I’ve had until I take a good look back. Last year took me to Savannah, Georgia to study with one of my favorite photographers, Heather Evans Smith. It was such a beautiful city, I only wished I’d had more time there and more time with the few amazing women I met there.

One of my favorite experiences of the year was taking a workshop with another favorite photographer in Los Angeles, Brooke Shaden. My favorite image of the year came from this workshop. Brooke is so down-to-earth, and so willing to give information. I learned a lot and look forward to working with her again!

I also went to Tulum, Mexico to photograph my second wedding. It was a great experience for me because I learned, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that weddings are not work that I want to pursue. I love the subject matter but I don’t love the smart phones and ipads and the myriad of cameras that the guests have that get in the way and have to be edited out of the most pivotal shots. Also, I’m more fond of portrait sessions where I can control the time and environment and take my time to create the magic that I envision. What a beautiful place Tulum is though. I took a few of my favorite photos on the white sand beaches with the beautiful turquoise waters on the horizon.

I also went to the sand dunes of Yuma, Arizona twice. The dunes make a beautiful backdrop for the two stunning Norwegian beauties I photographed there.

Sedona, one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in the U.S., was a quick stop for me and my friend Echo, where we saw Javelinas running through the fields at dusk and where I captured one of the most magical shots of Echo near a stream, with the beautiful columns of red rocks behind her.

I’m so grateful for the experiences I had, the lessons I learned, the people I met, and all the inspiration I received.

I wish you all a very Happy, blessed, blissful New Year! Happy 2014!!

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  1. Posted January 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm by Kathleen | Permalink

    Watching this again I realized that the first time I didn’t have audio! Crazy brilliant editing with the music. Gorgeousness – I look forward to following your work in 2014.

  2. Posted January 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm by Kim | Permalink

    Awww…thanks, Kath! I appreciate your loving support…always!!

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