If this post reads like a very belated "happy new year; here are my goals and whatnot" that's because it is. It's been one month since the sudden death of my sister and I've been (very) slowly getting back to work. I want to acknowledge and thank my incredible end-of-year clients who gave me the time and space to mourn and patiently waited for me to finish and deliver their galleries and albums. In addition to them, everyone who sent their thoughts, sent flowers, donated to a worthy cause to honor Alma's memory, brought a meal, or otherwise checked in with me- your thoughtfulness means the world to me.

Now some business updates:

As many of you know, in the past couple of years I've added a few associate photographers to my roster. Out of all the peeps I've worked with, I've chosen Nohemi Moran and Maggie Wright to continue to work with me as associate photographers at weddings in the Chicagoland area. Nohemi and Magggie's talent and work ethic align perfectly with the brand I've built and protected for so many years. I know they will take great care of my clients, whether they're assisting me as second shooters, or capturing weddings on their own.

Eric will continue to be my right hand at select destination weddings. This arrangement suits us perfectly, since he does have a full time job and can only take on limited commissions (plus, let's face it, it's great to be able to bring my partner along when I'm on the road).

As far as pricing goes, I've been able to cut down on production costs, which allows me to redesign my photography coverage options in order to keep prices affordable to all the amazing couples out there who don't want to take on a second mortgage in order to get gorgeous wedding pictures. We will now offer coverage starting at $1,200 for micro weddings, and at $2,500 for eight hours+.

I'm determined to do a better job at social media, so look for a lot more frequent posts on my Instagram account, personal and behind the scenes InstaStories, and a fantastically refreshed Facebook page soon. On top of that, I'll be re-launching my weekly newsletter with loads of wedding inspiration, vendor partnerships, and planning tips to help my clients have the wedding of their dreams, because fabulous weddings = fabulous wedding pics (win-win!!).

All that to say, happy (belated) new year!!