they say it’s your birthday …

Because it is! Today is my birthday (yeah!) and it’s got me thinking about quite a few things.

But first, have you seen the my little video on the home page yet?

I had a lot of fun putting this together … actually, I had a lot of fun doing so many things for the new site. It felt amazing to cull through thousands and thousands of images from my beautiful brides. Each one brought back a different moment and a different memory. (And after all, isn’t that the whole reason we take photos in the first place?) This site feels so me. When I look at it (and I’ll admit that I’ve done a lot of that in the past few days), I feel like I see so much of myself. And that makes me so happy.

But back to my birthday thoughts … as I look back on the different years of my life, I’m not sure I’ve ever felt happier than I do right now. And that’s due to so many reasons, but certainly a large part of it is my little photography business. I love each part of it. I love weddings and I love that I get to be a part of such an amazing day in someone’s life. I love teaching and I look forward to the hours I get to spend with my students. I love the joy of capturing moments. Big moments. Small moments. Forever moments.

This video isn’t perfect. Not even close. It has a long way to go and it’s filled with imperfections and much need improvements. But it’s on the right track. And it’s about the right things. And on this birthday, I can’t think of a better way to sum up how I feel about my life.