Now that 2018 is underway, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the past year. 2017 was a year of growth and transformation in my personal and professional life. I switched jobs in January 2017 and returned to teaching high school full-time. I watched my daughter turn 1 and hit many growth milestones.

Professionally, I spent a lot of time growing my photography business and continued working on honing my style and craft. September 2017 came and I had officially made it to the 1 year mark in running my business! Around the same time, I began second shooting for another local photographer and I am so grateful to her for allowing me to work and learn from her. I've met so many other wedding vendors who are amazing people and have enjoyed being able to collaborate with them. In December, a local event planner and I teamed up to put together a styled shoot in Brooklyn, NY. Some long-lasting friendships and memorable pictures came out of that shoot! I can't wait to put on another one in the near future. 

To end the year on a high note, my boyfriend of 3 years proposed to me on Christmas morning in our kitchen, down on one knee with our daughter in his hands. One of the best moments of my life and the perfect way to start 2018. 

I look forward to what 2018 brings and can't wait to share my journey with everyone! Here are some of my favorite pictures from 2017 !