For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." - T.S. Eliot
A Year in Review
Over the past few weeks, I've been pondering this particular blog. I have been reflecting on all the things that have happened this year. Just like anyone else, there have been highs and lows- good times and bad ones.
I can confidently say that 2022 was the best year yet for my little business. I have grown not only in clientele, but my work as well. And you know what? I've learned so much.
So, here it is: my reflections on this year and where I've been and how I've grown.
My work this year has grown and changed. Each session has given me the opportunity to try something new and to practice my skill. I am forever grateful for that and to those to trust me with their family's memories. It's an honor to be a Keeper of such things.
I've done a lot of soul searching and working on my mental and emotional health. That's a work in progress.
As a family, we've done a little traveling and seen a few new things. My sincerest prayer is that we will continue to do these things together.
We've also hung out at our normal spots and made new memories.
We've learned new things about one another and strengthened our bonds.
I've learned new skills and how to make a few new things.
I've read a lot of great books.
I've been working on approaching each day with gratitude and being intentional with my time and it's been so rewarding. I want to continue this life practice forever.
There's so much more, but I only have your attention for a few minutes. And that's okay!
It's been a good year, but gosh am I ever excited to see what 2023 will bring. Life is shifting back to normal from the past 2 years and I'm filled with gratitude each and every day that passes.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
I once head someone say that if you dreams don't scare the crap out of you, then you're not doing it right- you need to dream bigger. Well, I've got big dreams. They are scary dreams. They 100% give me the urge to say "no" and push them aside. But all I can do is chip away at it one day at a time and show up ready to work. So 2023 is going to be dedicated to nurturing those dreams and helping them to grow.
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? Set goals for the upcoming year? Do you spend some time intentionally reflecting on what you have done this year and where you are now? I want to hear all about it. Seriously. Send me a message using the Contact tab above, connect with me on social media (Facebook and Instagram), or leave me a comment below.
I'm wishing you all of the best in 2023 and I hope that you'll stick with me another year.
Get excited Hampton Roads! Black Friday is here!
Alright ya'll! Today is the day! I am so excited to offer these amazing and extremely limited sessions to you!
I am beyond thankful for the amazing community I have behind me supporting and cheering on small businesses like mine, because let me tell you right now, if it weren't for ya'll, I wouldn't be able to do this!
Here's everything you need to know:
$200 off Full Day in the Life Sessions (don't forget these come with a gorgeous 8x8 hardcover keepsake photobook!)
$150 off Belly + Baby Collections (this is on top of the bundled price! Extra savings!)
$75 off Family Storytelling Sessions
$50 off Newborn Storytelling Sessions
Hello Hampton Roads!
Who's ready for some gorgeous, heartfelt, and meaningful Fall portraits? And even better, they are in the comfort of your own home (well, outside of it at least)!
I know I am! I'm so excited to be able to bring these to you.
And what's even better? No dragging the kids or dogs anywhere!
Here's all the details you need to know:
Each Mini Session day will be held in a certain area of Hampton Roads. Find the day that corresponds with your area and I'll assign you a time between the posted hours.
I'll be with your family for 20 minutes and you'll get a gallery of 5 digital images to download print for your wall or for those holiday cards! And don't forget, they make the greatest gift ever for the grands. You'll also receive a gorgeous 5x7 vintage hanging brass frame with your favorite image mounted inside. This is my most favorite product that I offer. Trust me when I say, it's perfect!
These limited-edition sessions will be $375 and are sure to go quickly.
Norfolk, Virginia- Saturday, September 17th 5:00pm-6:45pm
Southern Chesapeake- Sunday, September 18th 5:00pm-6:00pm
Virginia Beach- Saturday, October 1st 4:00pm-6:00pm
Western Chesapeake/Portsmouth- November 13th 3:00pm-4:15pm
I cannot wait to see your family and I am so excited to be able to photograph you in the place that you call home.
Fill out the contact form here to schedule your session or click on the Contact tab above.
Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.