When I moved to Texas, I set a goal to be the best LGBT Wedding Photographer in Texas. I want this goal, I want to be known for it. I want allllll the LGBT weddings. It’s crazy to think I’m coming up on BEING IN Austin for two years. I’ve now been divorced for two years and that feels even more insane. Mainly because it feels fresh on a memory level. Time flies by…is this what it means to get old?? Who am I? I’m turning 32 this year? WTF?
Either way, I’m chasing this dream to be the LGBT Texas Queen or whatever label I end up with. In 2017, I did six. This year I have four on the books already. *And I want more.* There are so many LGBT people I want to photograph and share with the world. I want LGBT weddings so normalized we just call them weddings. I want to help normalize this so badly, so people can order a damn cake in peace.
So 2017 closed out pretty positively. I ended up doing 43 weddings, three above my ambitious goal. In hindsight, I struggled pretty hard to make sure I was making my clients satisfied, but depression will do that to ya. I took the opportunity to strengthen my systems, so I could have an ambitious 35 weddings goal this year. With 20 portrait sessions! As of right now, I have 19 on the books. I am visualizing this success, these goals. I want it.
Kristen and Niki helped me close out 2017 with a bang and a balloon drop. Jason joined me on the coldest day of the year, showing up in time to watch me dance and guzzle soy hot coco. The wedding day was….MISERABLE, weather wise. Like holy crap, is this North Dakota or Austin freakin Texas?! My second shooter got this awesome shot of Jason and I giggling together. Isn’t he dreamy?
It was a great day regardless. One of the shining moments was the constant ear-to-ear beaming Niki had. That girl can grin! She was so freezing, just like anyone else, but couldn’t stop grinning. I joked we needed an album of just her smiles. They were infectious. It was definitely a day I adored/hated being a photographer. Hand-warmers saved my life and job. Kristen, in her gorgeous dress, barely complained as we took photos in and out of the cold. I actually had never photographed in such freezing temps!
Yet the day was a success! All of the vendors adjusted and pulled together to make this day unforgettable. The only real downside was that Niki woke up on the morning of the wedding with a fever. Kristen was reportedly like, “suck it up buttercup!” But also…I got SO sick. I’m only now better hahaha it was the flu/strep that actually turned into a chest infection. 2018 had a rough start haha but hey, I am better now and ready to tackle the freakin world!
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