I cannot believe that this 2017 is nearly over. It feels like yesterday that I was just moving back to Colorado. Well, it has been over a year since I moved back and things have been interesting.
Moving a business is hard, especially when you have short notice, and this is the third time in 7 years that I have moved. 2017 rolled in like a migraine; my personal life was so tumultuous that I fell behind in shooting, blogging, and any sort of advertising. The wedding side of New Hope Photography suffered, but my commercial side has taken off. Over the past year, I have worked with Open Table, Bon Appetite, Aveda, and over 60 other business along the Colorado Front Range.
While I had the opportunity to shoot for Bed & Breakfasts, Salons, and other business, I have always loved shooting food. Many of the business that I provided branding services for were restaurants. Here are several of my favorites.
Weddings and Couples Portraits
It was a strange year for me; I think due to finishing my Master's degree last year, I only had one wedding in the books. My friend Julia from school got hitched in Dallas and also gave me another state for my 50 states goal. But outside of this single wedding, I shot quite a few couples sessions that stoked my creative fire.
Vendor's for the styled shoot
I also had the opportunity to do some studio work this year for the Aveda Institute in Denver. While I have dabbled it studio photos, I have never really had the opportunity to flex my muscles and shoot it. But these portraits are some of my favorite that I have ever taken.
In 2017 one of my goals was to build my Instagram. In the past I have had no strategy, rather I just posted images and hoped for the best. Follow me here!
While the move back to Colorado has been rough. It is good to be back in my native state. If you know anyone that is getting married I am offering a $100 referral bonus. Your friend books a wedding, you get $100. Super dope.