As we leap into the new year, we’re quick to focus on what is to come–setting intentions, curating resolutions, giving our imagination to all that awaits. But in our enthusiasm for the unknown we overlook a simple truth–the beginning of a new year marks the end of another. And while we face the lure of what’s to come, so too do we have an imperative to take a pause and reflect on the many moments that shaped a year of experience. On this new year holiday, before I take the leap forward, I’m taking a step back to focus on every milestone, celebration, intention, and victory from my 2019 year.
We started off the 2019 year by remodeling our home.
We wanted create an opened and relaxing environment to raise our family. I also wanted a work space that allowed my creativity + inspiration to thrive.
We celebrated June’s 1st Birthday in Doljabi style.
She picked the stethoscope so we’re looking at a future doctor here.
I photographed some beginnings.
And photographed growing families.
I booked + photographed my first international destination wedding in Barcelona, Spain.
And got featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine!
And made some memories of my own.
Thank you to my beautiful mother who helped care for June while we were in Spain so that I could pursue my passion.
I photographed a styled wedding for Yonder House (a Colorado based decor and floral design company).
And was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride!
I traveled back to Southern California to photograph a beautiful cliffside ocean wedding.
La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes
And during our free time, we revisited old memories and made new ones, too.
I got to cross off a bucket list item and photographed a wedding at The Broadmoor, a luxury destination resort in Denver, Colorado.
I finally started a real YouTube Channel for all things photography + Lifestyle.
You might as well subscribe to my channel while you’re here 😉
After months of trying, we found out we were pregnant and expecting baby #2.
And what were the odds that we conceived yet again on June 25th.
June 25, 2011: Sean and I first met
June 25, 2017: Our first baby’s due date but ultimately led to a miscarriage
June 25, 2017: Conceived baby June
June 25, 2019: Conceived baby #2
I photographed my first Vail rocky mountain wedding since moving to Colorado.
Despite all the morning sickness, I got the opportunity to photograph a wedding in Oahu, Hawaii.
And witness my dear friends get married.
And during our free time, we made some memories at Turtle Bay Resort, too.
I got to photograph a handful of influencers, creatives, artists and small business owners.
I photographed the details of this wedding at a private home in Denver, Colorado.
With a pending magazine feature!
And this styled shoot from the previous year was featured in Wedding Chicks Magazine!
I photographed my last wedding of the year back in Southern California.
Redondo Beach’s Portofino Hotel + Marina.
Wow. I didn’t think I’d be as emotional as I am now as I put this blog post together. Reflecting on all the relationships I’ve created and all the people I’ve met over the last year as I documented their love story (whether with their loved one or for their craft) is truly so incredibly humbling. I am so grateful for every single one of you that took faith in me and what I do. Thank you for my 2019! It’s been such an honor.