Spring 2017 | Washington, DC Lifestyle Photographer

*waves* Heyyy guys!

I have been majorly MIA on the blog these past couple of months! But for good reason, I'm trying to get my life together lol. And also (mostly) because this spring has been the busiest one EVER, and that is no exaggeration- this season has been full of travel, mentoring, family, maternity, and business/branding sessions!

I've been posting here and there on Instagram and Facebook when I have both the time and energy, but some of these photos haven't been shared yet. So, since I have no idea when I will be able to catch up on blogging all of these sessions, I figured a recap would be more efficient :)


Spring officially began on March 20, and almost immediately my schedule kicked into high gear! Unfortunately the weather wasn't quite ready to BE Spring-like, but we made the best of it despite the rain and cool temps. The start of Spring was filled with maternity, business/branding, and mentoring sessions!



April began and ended with mentoring sessions! The pop-up headshot special at The Spice Suite was held this month as well, and it turned out beautifully! I also headed to Dallas mid month for the first group mentoring session of the year.



If April seemed busy, nope. May felt like the longest month ever! The month started with a quick trip back to Dallas for my gallery opening, and from then on... nonstop. Branding sessions, Spring minis... families, maternity, engagements... Then, more travel. This time to Atlanta for mentoring and mini sessions. Came back home, and I was honored to photograph my good friend's proposal! Then rounded out the month with a couple more business sessions and a maternity session.



Ya'll. When I tell you I was tired? I was tired. Thanks to Jehovah, I was able to power through and knock out the next stop- Brooklyn! I had a wonderful one-on-one business session and did a few mini sessions. Back home, the following weekend was another business mentoring session, and finally the end of my busy spring season came with two mini family sessions.

Whew! Just doing this recap was even exhausting lol. I learned several things from this season. The main takeaway being that I need to do a better job at being reasonable with myself. Managing my bipolar depression is tricky because I can feel okay one day (or even great sometimes!) and I'm able to be massively productive, yet on another, find it very hard to even get out of bed. I was very ambitious with my scheduling thinking that I would be able to handle everything, and in the end I did because I had to, but I would like to not feel like I've run myself ragged in the process. 

Either way, I'm super thankful for my beautiful clients and very happy that I'm still able to do what I love even while trying to manage my mental illness. I can't say enough how much I appreciate you all 💛

This blog turned out to be wayyy longer than intended :/ So if you've made it to the end, thank you for catching up with me! I hope not to have such a long break in between the next one :)