I wasn't sure when I was going to do this post, but Thanksgiving seemed like the best time. I just finished up a full day of client meetings and each and every one of them made me love my job a just a little bit more. It really is just so much fun to sit with a couple and listen to them talk about the planning, the details, the outfits and of course the engagement! Now I don't really have any specific date for when I decided to start my business, but it was right about now. There were many nights of asking myself if I was really going to do it and then a lot of mornings when I rolled over and asked Matt the same question. But at some point we both said "Hell-ya!" and so was born, Aubrey B. Greene Photography.
I started with the simple and focused direction that I was going to be a pet photographer because there wasn't much I enjoyed more than spending time with my little pooch so why not do it ALL the time. But as this year progressed and I was asked to shoot a few weddings, I fell in love. I fell in love with the couples and the smile on my face as I captured them falling in love all over again. I am getting tingles just writing about it! So, a few days ago I sat in front of a delicious Thanksgiving feast and reflected on all the things that have happened in the past year and all the people that have helped me to get where I am today. I am so thankful to my husband for his love, encouragement and gentle pushes that kept me going every day. I am so thankful to my family & friends for being my first "fans" on Facebook ;) I am so thankful to my pups, Stella & Rupert, for keeping my feet warm while I'm editing. And I am of course thankful to all my clients who took the risk of being my first. You all ROCK and I can't thank you enough! The upcoming year is full weddings that I am just tickled pink to be shooting. I am also currently going through a branding face-lift and can't wait to reveal all the changes over the next few months. I promise it will be nothing short of amazing!
And in honor of all the risk-takers, I stepped out of my "baking box" and made my very first pumpkin pie! The recipe came out of my family cookbook, rightly named, The Serulla Family Cookbook. My mother kept an extra copy of it hidden since before I was born and gave it to me at my bridal shower a few years ago. It was complete with stars, X's and secret ingredients. Let me tell you...I have never liked pumpkin pie, but this one was pretty awesome ;) I also made my famous pumpkin bread and it was better than ever!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you all for a fantastic first year in business!