Happy NOWYear 2012!

Couples, Families, Friends, Headshots, Seniors

Here we are, already a couple of days in to 2012! I still can’t believe that Christmas has yet again come and gone so quickly let alone a new YEAR has begun! Truly, where does the time go?
Before I created this post I read my New Year’s post from last year. At the end, I was left pretty astounded thinking about the changes that can come about in just one year’s time. Beyond the big changes that happened in my 2011 world (move, new job, new house, new car and new marriage to name a few), there were so many subtle changes and experiences that shaped 2011. All I can really say is that I am so thankful for God’s guidance, plan and deep desire to care for all of us, everyday, every year.

Although captured in His image had a bit of a quieter year, the chance to take time to learn, grow and really focus on consistently surrendering this business to God’s plan was an integral part of my 2011. I want to especially thank Chris Hsieh of La Brisa Photography for leading the La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop- an online and in-person community based out of Manhattan where photographers can network, critique, question, explore and create together. This group has given me a healthy & comfortable environment to continue expanding my knowledge, perspective and horizons regarding the photography world and for that I am so thankful.

As 2012 begins, Jordan and I are preparing for him to begin the teaching certification program at K-State in mid-January. We plan to remain in Manhattan for at least the next couple of years while he completes this program. We are excited to have some stability (even though right now, everything feels very new/unknown) in knowing where we are going to be for longer than six months. I’m hopeful that this consistency will help me connect with more of you for sessions in the Manhattan and Kansas City areas! In the meantime, we are looking forward to really engaging with the Manhattan community and building our new marriage and life here. Seeking out a bible study community, serving at a local non-profit and participating in the local community theater are top of our list for the new year!

I hope to see you [especially in front of the camera 😉 ] this year. Keep your eyes peeled for a webpage outlining my current pricing and product offerings, coming soon! Also, I will be blogging consistently with both session photos and personal updates. If you have an online writing outlet, please leave the link in a comment on this post as I would love to follow you back! With that, I invite you to take a quick trip down memory lane for captured in His image in 2011. Thank you to all of the wonderful individuals who trusted me with their portraits and invited me into their lives last year, I am so thankful for you!




Happy New Year, everyone! Blessings to you & yours.

in His love,




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