As I sit here on the eve of New Years Eve 2017, and think about how my year has played out, I find that I am full of gratitude and contentment. What a blessing to be feeling so refreshed and ready for the new year and all the adventure it has to hold. 2017 has had many ups and a few downs. Thankfully more ups than downs though. :)
Another fantastic year in my business. So many beautiful new friends I have made this year because of this business that God has created me to run. I continually pray for him to bring into my life the people who I can have a positive influence on. Young people who need the encouragement that my entire business is built to give. And year after year, He brings me the most perfect people to serve. I have again been in prayer a lot this month about leading me to the right people as I am preparing for my 2018 season of amazing young girls to work with. I canNOT express how excited I am to see who I will get to meet in 2018!
Our family also had a wonderful year in 2017. We have one son who is chasing his dream of attending the Ohio State University. Another son who is just about to finish up his senior year of high school and complete a huge milestone in his life. And yet another son, and a daughter, who are both happy and healthy as they pursue life and all of its adventures. We have had a few health issues this year. Nothing too terribly serious thank goodness. At least, not yet. But issues that can have a huge impact on our day to day lives. We were able to take our first family vacation in several years. A beach vacation of course! You know we love the beach! And then we finished up our year with a beautiful and joy-filled holiday season. What more could a girl ask for?
If you are a client of mine, I hope you know how grateful I am for you. You have brought so much joy to my life. I am fully aware of the fact that without you, there is no Billie Mitchell Photography. Without you, and God of course, I am not afforded the opportunity to work with and encourage so many young people. Without you, I do not get to chase my dreams of owning my own photography business that not only fulfills my soul, but also helps support my family. So THANK YOU! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for being amazing. For always supporting me and my family. And for allowing me to work with your family.
I'll leave you with some REALLY fun images from our New Years Eve shoot! This is easily in my top 5 favorite creative shoots I've ever done. Prom gowns, glitter, balloons, confetti.... I am STILL finding glitter at the studio from this shoot! That stuff gets everywhere!!! But soooo worth it. I just LOVE all the sparkles in this shoot. I hope you'll love it just as much as we did!
Here's to a very Happy New Year & to an absolutely epic 2018!!!!
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PS Just in case that wasn't enough sparkle for you, check out this video to see the entire shoot! Sooooo good! ;)