2014 ~Year in Review~ {Southern Minnesota Family & Wedding Photographer}

I am at a loss for words. I never, NEVER expected 2014 to be what it was. I am so grateful for each and every one of you who allowed me to capture moments for you last year. I don't even know where to start to describe the year I had! 
My year started out in Lamberton and I wasn't too terribly busy, but getting my name out there slowly. I was THRILLED to learn that we were moving to Tracy in May. We bought a little house and were ready to settle down. I was determined to let people know I was in the area. Facebook was a big help for me in the beginning and it continues to help me get word out. 
The busy season for me started with calls in July for August sessions. Boudoir, family and seniors! It was like over night everyone knew I was here! I was busy every week for three months straight and it was GREAT! In my entire career I have never been that busy and at first I didn't know what to do with myself. I am very proud of the way I can deliver galleries to clients so quickly, and my normal turnaround time was gone. I am still very quick and I am pretty good about keeping it below two weeks. 
With the addition of a part time job at the newspaper starting in September my time just slipped away from me. I will be honest, I felt very overwhelmed in September trying to keep up with my business and my articles. However, I have found my healthy balance now. 
I am seriously so grateful for each and every one of you. The love and support I have felt since moving to Tracy is huge and I don't even know how to express my gratitude. Seriously, you are all AMAZING!! 
So, without further ado, let's look back at 2014. These images are not in any particular order. 

Senior class of 2015
I am so happy for all of my seniors! I LOVE taking senior photos and these young men and women made my job SO easy!! 
I am currently looking for 2016 Models!! Visit the "Senior Model" tab to fill out the application!


Stunning ~A~ TMB


Oh the light!! ~I~ TMB


Had so much fun with this young lady as my rep for Slayton! Savannah Slayton


I love silhouettes! ~A~ TMB


Miss Tracy 2014! Love her! ~A~ TMB


This young lady has a special place in my heart! Love you Riss! Marissa TMB rep 



This young lady came all the way from Sleepy Eye to see me, love this shot! ~C~ Sleepy Eye


Love the hunting shots! ~H~ RRC 

I got to visit the Butterfield Threshing Show for this shoot, AWESOME! ~M~ Lakefield

I was honored to be asked by fellow photographers to capture family photos, and it was seriously one of the most nerve racking thing! I had a blast, though, and I hope to do it again!!


Could this family be any more beautiful?! Love them! Rebecca is so talented, check out her work at Rock Hill Studio


This family is so cute! I loved working with them! Check out Heidi's work at Heidi Swanson Photography


This family made my job easy, Heather knew what she wanted and just did it. Love that! Check out her work at Red Barn Photography

I have had the pleasure to capture so many families and children in 2014. Some were last minute with visiting family members, some were scheduled weeks in advance, either way I had a blast with each and every one of you!! 


~F&K~ Family fall 


~S~ Family fall 


~J~ Family summer


~L~ Family summer



~F~ Family fall 


~K~ Family summer 



~K~ Family fall 


~M~ 6 months winter


~D~ Family Michigan summer


~B~ One year summer 


~E~ Family fall 


One of my favorite shoots (ok, I have a lot of favorites) but this little man was so tough with the chilly fall weather and we got some super fun shots for his momma! 
Super hero ~T~ fall 

This shoot was out of my norm, but I LOVE these shots!! ~M~ Generation shoot summer 
I did my first model call and this young lady ROCKED it!! Hope to work with you again! 


~B~ Wedding June
I had the pleasure of traveling back to Nebraska to capture a beautiful wedding and an engagement of some friends~ had a BLAST~


~J&L~ Engagement NE summer


~A~ Wedding June 


~B~ Wedding October


Last wedding of the year! ~G~ Wedding December 

I have learned SO much about myself and my business in the last year. I also have made some amazing relationships and I hope to continue to capture moments for all of you and more!! 

Here is a little Happy New Year Special~ Every one who comments on this post and let me know their favorite photo from this post AND their favorite moment from 2014 gets put into a drawing for a discounted session! The photo with the most comments gets a special surprise too! 

Can't wait to meet some more new people and hopefully see some returning faces in 2015!!!