2021 Year In Review

December 27, 2021

I think that it is safe to say that 2021 and this decade will be one for the history books. It’s a strange sensation to be living in a time earmarked for history as it’s happening.

But what I do know is that love finds a way. And 2021 was all about reminding each other about what is truly important.

Year In Review

First off, I don’t know where I would be without the incredible couples who trusted me with their stories and chose to share parts of themselves with me. It is a monumental and humbling experience to be invited into people’s most vulnerable spaces to showcase the parts of themselves they want to remember forever.

I couldn’t have done any of it without these amazing couples. I am bursting with gratitude to each and every one of them for making 2021 my best year ever.

2020 At A Glance

  • 42 Lovely couples photographed
  • 22 Intimate weddings and adventurous elopements captured
  • 9 Guest spots second shooting for other amazing photographers
  • 13 Weddings successfully rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid-19
  • 11 Engagement sessions photographed
  • 2 Adventure sessions explored together
  • October was the busiest month with 11 sessions and 5 weddings
  • 16,961 KM driven
  • 7,792 KM flown
  • Edited 17,472 epic photos of couples
  • Successfully rebranded to specialize in elopements and intimate weddings, and migrated my website to WordPress and launched a brand new site.

Some Big Goals Were Achieved in 2021

  • Best year in business so far
  • Permanent second photographer added to the team
  • New bucket list country visited
  • Added analog film cameras and movie cameras to my collection and photography services
  • Inherited my parents’ AND my in-laws record collection
  • Implemented Leave No Trace principles into my business for any and all outdoor weddings and elopements
  • Set better boundaries for myself for work/life balance.
  • Learned that you cannot live on coffee alone
  • 10% of net income donated to Ecotrust Canada, Food Banks Canada, and Run for Rocky charities.

And Now For the Best Part…

Here are a few of my fav images from from some of my 2021 session!


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