Oh 2020.. you have been quite the year that no one was expecting. There have been so many lows this year, but there has also been some highs. One thing in my business that I always try to hold myself accountable to is being myself. Yes, my pictures are pretty and bring joy to people, but the girl behind the camera is not perfect. With that being said, here is my 2020 recap!
This year started off great! I had plans to move to Savannah, Georgia during the summer to complete an event planning internship with Sincerely Yours Events. In January, my mom and I took a girls trip down to Savannah for the weekend. We went down there to see where I would be living in the summer, meet the ladies I would be interning with, and just check out the area more than we usually do when we visit. It was such fun trip! I also traveled to Nashville, Tennessee with my best friends as our Christmas present to each other. We visited one of my dearest friends, Becca from Sweet Williams Photography and got to meet her precious daughter, Olivia. For spring break, I went down to visit my grandparents in Cape Coral, Florida. It was nice to enjoy the warm weather, and soak up the sun.
While I was in Florida, that’s when everything kind of went down hill. COVID-19 was starting to freak the whole world out. We came back from Florida early, so that we could get home before anything shut down. At the end of March, my apartment flooded and ruined all of the furniture and some of my belongings. Two months later, the same apartment flooded again, but thankfully my roomie and I hadn’t moved back in. In July, we moved into a new apartment and were hoping this one was better. But unfortunately, it wasn’t! A month after we moved in, we experienced a major leak and decided to move out again.
My dream internship in Savannah was cancelled due to COVID, and I was pretty upset about it. BUT it led me to photograph 6 amazing weddings! I am so thankful to each of my couples this year who let me photograph their big day. Their weddings may have looked a little different than they expected, but each one still turned out perfectly.
A few other big things that I am grateful for this year was getting my puppy Savannah! She has brought my family and I so many laughs and we have no idea what we would do without her. My best friend is about to give birth any day now to my niece and I am so excited to finally become an aunt!
Although 2020 was a hard year for everyone, it taught me be grateful for the little things in life. In 2021, I am looking forward to graduating from The Ohio State University, opening a virtual assistant business with my mom, and growing my photography business! See ya later 2020!
If you are looking for a photographer for 2021 or even 2022 I would love to chat with you!