2014 has been a year of change and healing for me. In many ways it feels like I have been in a holding tank for several years, and now is the season for me to spring forward and step into destiny. The biggest news to share is that I have a new love in my life called the State of California. In the spring I sold all of my furniture, said goodbye to my old way of life in Michigan, packed myself and my two cats into my car and moved to Sacramento. It was a risk and I knew it. But it was what I felt strongly that I was supposed to do. That I desperately needed to do to move forward with my life. And from the day I arrived it has felt like home. I’ve been here two months now and words cannot fully express the certainty and joy I feel in my decision. Every day that I wake up to the California sunshine I have to remind myself that I’m really here. I really did it. I really made it.
To further my happiness, one of my best friends also moved here with me from Michigan and we share a house. Just another reason I knew it was so meant to be! I mean seriously, what are the odds of two friends actually moving all the way across the country together and having a blast being roommates? And although Sacramento doesn’t necessarily dazzle like Los Angeles or San Francisco, it has a peacefulness, a feeling of community and family to it that I love. Many of our neighbors even came over to greet us when we moved onto our quaint tree lined street here in East Sac. I must confess that Northern California has completely and utterly stolen my heart.
My plan is to build a client base here in the Sacramento and the San Francisco areas and to continue working as a portrait photographer. If you know of anyone in these areas who might want to use my services I truly appreciate your referrals as I work to establish my business in this new community. I’m especially looking to photograph high school senior girls! Looking back, I cherish the years that I spent in Michigan. That state blessed me in so many ways and I value the relationships with the wonderful clients there that I have photographed over the years. I’m forever grateful to all of them for hiring me and allowing me to live out my dreams of working as a photographer. I plan to make several trips back to Michigan each summer and fall to continue doing photo shoots. If you want to be emailed and notified in advance of available dates, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to my mailing list. My next trip is over Labor Day weekend and I have one remaining slot available. I’ll also be traveling to Michigan again in October.
Many of you already know of my move to California because you follow me on social media. My blog has been lacking love from me as of late, but I’m daily updating my Instagram with photos of my adventures, thoughts and recent work. One of the things I’ve loved so much about Sacramento is it’s central location to everything. I’ve been doing tons of hiking, swimming and exploring this summer and documenting my experiences. Every mountain, lake and forest whispers healing to my soul and fills me with hope in God for my future.
Here’s a few highlights from Instagram page. Please feel free to follow my adventures there if your heart so desires. I look forward to connecting with you! xoxo