photoshoot with emma

for the past few months i've been trying to start doing photos for people with one of my friends . 

let's just say it's been a rough  err... slow start haha

i know there's a lot more we need to do (a website is in the works and we need an instagram account- we've mostly been getting our name out there by word of mouth and by doing photo booths and things for various church events).

we've gotten several bookings.....but all of them have fallen through a few days before. So rewind to a few days into the year we had our almost 1st paid gig (this one was the closest to happening so far haha).  

 I’m putting this here for memories sake so that one day when i’m a photographer just raking in the money (lol) i’ll look back on the 3 first shoots i tried to schedule where all of them got cancelled and laugh.

 this one was a bit of a heartbreaker cause we were so excited, already at the location when it was cancelled. it’s okay though cause how can you not have fun when you have two photographers in a super gorgeous location? 

we ended up taking some super rad practice shots with new christmas lenses so i guess all’s well that ends well right?

it was ended up being a ton of fun and then i got to practice a little bit of editing with lightroom, i'm a bit obsessed but have a ton to learn. i'm also obsessed with my new lens but have a ton to learn on it too. 

hope you all have had a super awesome january! enjoy the pics....

have a super rad night!

(can we note that even though i'm posting this on the last day of the month i still kept my resolution of 2 posts a steps right?)

let's go 2017

it's 2017

holy cow how did that happen?!

& now starts the awkward 3 months when we all write _/__16 and try really hard to make the 6 look like a 7 cause you wrote in pen..... it's okay though.

2016 was a pretty cool year but i'm super pumped to see what 2017 holds. i know you can set goals any day of the year and change whenever you want, i love the opportunity a new year gives us to reflect, look back, and get excited for the future.

2017 goals:

*actually keep track of my goals this year. i set a ton of really great goals at the beginning of 2016 but i can't remember exactly what they were for the life of me and i currently can't remember which of my many notebooks and journals i wrote them in. no matter if i fail or succeed i really want to be able to track my progress a little better this year....and actually knowing what my goals are would be a good place to start haha. (luckily i'm actually posting them this time so i'll at least be able to look back on what i wanted to do)
*finish the Book of Mormon before my birthday- i've been working on this since the summer and it's getting to be crunch time!
*be more grateful & record the happy! (write 3 happy things down each day)
*personal progress! it's also crunch time for this so i hope i can be close to done by the end of the year!
*get my drivers license (!!!!!!) guys, i seriously can NOT wait!! if you know me you know i've been talking about this for almost year haha
*sign up for HEFY- i had planned to go on an HEFY expedition this coming summer. i worked super hard to raise money but then when it came time for my age group to sign up for an expedition literally every single one was filled. needless to say it was a bit of a blow and definitely not the funnest thing that has ever happened to me. i hope i can sign up for one for summer 2018 and keep raising money.
*craft camp
* run a color run-i've always wanted to do this! i don't have any crazy health goals for 2017 except cut back on sugar a bit and be a little more active, i think having a fun thing to cross of my bucket list will help a lot
*be more patient- this past year i had some experiences that showed me patience wasn't exactly my strongest point, i hope i can work on that a bit
*journal more
*spend my time more meaningfully- i want to be a force for good in the world, i want to do something with my life and i can't do this if i'm constantly scrolling through instagram
*be me/take more risks- i'm not really talking about jumping off a building or investing all my money into something, i'm talking about getting out of my comfort zone. doing what makes me happy instead of blending in with the rest of the world. talking to more people at school. idk just living a little more real.
*and i guess i'll wrap this up with the most classic blogger resolution of all time- blog more lol. you've heard it a million times but i'm want to try. i'm starting small and shooting for 2+ posts a month (hopefully more but it's a start right?)

that's all i've got for now but i know as i go i'll edit and rewrite and realize that some of those goals aren't what i need to focus on and realize i totally forgot about others. i'll come up with some plans that are a little more specific and maybe change my course of direction on others.

but that's the beauty of a fresh start every day, right?

so here's to a new year of learning, growing, laughing, adventuring, being a force for good, and finding the joy in all we can.

let's go 2017