Thankful ~Decatur, Il Photographer~

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I just wanted to drop a quick note thanking all of my supporters, friends, family, and clients.  Periodically, I post on Facebook about my appreciation for all of you, but there really aren’t eloquent enough words to describe how truly thankful I am.  When I began pursuing Hidden Gem on a more full time basis, I never imaged my success would have evolved so quickly.  Earlier this year, I kept saying I’m “this close” to being where I want to be with the business.  In just a few short months, I’m there, WOW!

Hidden Gem has become my child (well, a little less high maintenance than my ACTUAL child).  I live and breathe this business.  I love seeing throwbacks from previous years and seeing how far I’ve come.  I imagine where I’ll be in another year, and I’m SO excited.

To summarize 2014 I had 110+ sessions, photographed four gorgeous weddings, a bunch of newborns, dozens of birthday/milestone sessions, and a ton of families, and enjoyed seeing all of them grace my hard drive with their images.  I’ve upgraded lenses, a wood backdrop, a camera body, lighting equipment, props, props, and more props, and a new computer for editing.

With 2015 quickly approaching, I can only imagine the possibilities for Hidden Gem.    My imagination runs wild with ideas of the direction I hope to go.  But when I look at the reality in front of me, I know that there’s absolutely no way I will succeed without the continued love and support from all of you.  With that said, I hope and pray for all of you to have an amazing and blessed 2015.  I wish there were enough words to say how thankful I am for all of you.  I’m so blessed to know each and every one of you, and to have been allowed into your lives for a brief moment to freeze time and grace your walls with pictures of your loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year!

Love, Jen