Wow, so I'm still in shock that 2013 is over and we are practically halfway through February already. This post has been way overdue but my (2014) philosophy is better late than never! 🙂
So 2013 was my first full year of business and gosh, it was a hectic one - so much to learn not just on the photography side but primarily on the business side (who knew?!?!). However, all things said and done, it was a great year: I achieved a number of my key goals including meeting my target number of weddings and establishing myself in the local wedding industry amongst other things. I worked with some really fantastic couples and was fortunate enough to shoot weddings in 3 different countries including the UK and Zimbabwe. I am particularly proud of planning and shooting my first styled shoot, which got a fantastic response from the general public (yay!!!) and landed me my first feature on Bella Naija Weddings (double yay!!!). I worked with lots of great vendors and had my work featured on wedding blogs across Nigeria, the US and the UK, which was pretty cool. All in all, I grew as both an artist and solopreneur and I definitely feel like I started as I mean to continue, which is a great feeling.
Needless to say, none of the above would be possible without all of you - my family, my friends, my clients, my fans, my colleagues and everyone else who has encouraged and supported me over the year. Your kind words and encouragement keeps me going and I really can't thank you enough for all your support. I feel like the community is really growing and burgeoning with some amazing talent and I hope to be able to contribute to educating and growing that talent this year by knowledge sharing through my blog so I'll definitely keep you posted.
I have got some awesome things happening in 2014 both personally and professionally starting with turning the big 3-0 a few weeks ago, which was a fab start to the year. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my favourite wedding and portrait images from 2013. Enjoy!
I pray your 2014 is filled with an abundance of blessings and that which your heart most desires. Here's to 2014 to being the best one yet!