Another year passes, another annual blog post to compose, another significant and surprising 12 months for Rachel C Photography to reflect upon!
First, to remind you of my blog post a year ago today.
I spoke about events that took place each month of last year. I hinted at some things that, to the most discerning ones among you, will have become pretty clear over these last several months. I said I reached and surpassed my goal I had set the year before, to become a fulfilled photographer, so what was left for me to do in the coming year; what would I be in 2011?
I can’t really say I had no idea what was in store for me this year. It was very unexpected, that I can say confidently, but to be completely innocent to it would be slightly misleading! Maybe I didn’t know how much of what was to happen, would actually happen- if that makes sense! And maybe I couldn’t fully believe it until it actually happened.
This year has been more about how I have developed and grown, it has not focused just on my photography work, which it was mostly last year.
A year ago to the day, this was me:
-Welcoming in the New Year with my brother and a glass of Shloer at my home of 21 years. Was I happy? Yes. Was I ready for a new year? Yes. Did I want to be in this same position again in 365 days time? Truthfully, No! But that could only be determined as long as a certain thing worked out as planned...
...7 ½ months down the line, after just 3 more months of being alone, but not lonesome anymore (there is a HUGE difference between the meaning of those two words!), and after the happiest and most intense whirlwind summer of my life, this was me:
-Dressed in a beautiful, bright white gown, minutes away from walking down the aisle into the arms of my tender, loving groom. Who would have thought?! I have to laugh to myself out of sheer bewilderment because it was so unexpected, yet I somehow found myself so prepared for it.
2011 for me has seen the ending of a moment in time that then led straight to the beginning of the rest of my forever. I can’t say that anything is coming to an end now, never mind if a new year is here, because now there is no end to me- everything continues- I continue, my life continues and everything I do leads into eternity.
I continue, my life continues and everything I do leads into eternity- with this truly remarkable man:
It is because of this kind and gentle man that I am me now. He has unselfishly loved every part of me. He saw me when nobody else did.
So what was I to be in 2011? Yes, not even being a photographer is any comparison to what I am in 2011, and for every year that comes after, with no end. I am a wife. I am an eternal companion. I am what I was pre-designed to be. I am me.
~*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!*~
I do have to take a few moments to reflect on my photography achievements of this year, since, after all, this is my photography blog!
Amongst researching, developing and presenting finished images for University projects, I have been able to:
*Shoot an event and celebration for the LDS church in the
Leicester area and
smaller events within this group
*Photograph a famous vintage steam train railway in Loughborough
*Shoot in parts of
my eyes have never seen before England
*Complete summer portraits of little Louie for my fun sized friend, Heidi
*Sell a number of images from a Leicester primary school shoot I completed last year to the
University of Leicester,
, for use on their promotional
materials School of Education
*Have my images adorn the walls of wonderful family’s homes
*Photograph the beautiful landscapes and sights of the Scottish Highlands
*Shoot a wedding in Glen Parva for a lovely bride, her groom and adorable baby boy
*Photograph the Union Strikes in Leicester City Centre, from which one image was selected for publication in ‘the demon’ newspaper
*Photograph the wedding of my brother-in-law and his bride in Ewloe,
and Preston Temple,
Here’s the pick of the best image from each shoot of 2011 by Rachel C Photography. For a full selection, visit my facebook page!
You know what is left now…
….What will I be in 2012?!