Every December I set a plan for the year that awaits . A plan that is written out, sometimes scattered in my desk on a bunch of different papers, or sometimes I leave bits of it just in my head, words I often rehash out with my husband over and over but never the less… a plan. For me, its better to talk to hell out of something than have the ideas left lonely in a drawer of my desk. It holds me accountable in a way. Some plans get accomplished while some remain as merely dreams that I have for this little photo business of mine. But just as plans are important, so are dreams.

2014 has been a year filled with some of the sweetest moments professionally and personally for me.

Professionally I have shared in some of the most beautiful moments in some incredible people’s lives. Weddings still remain as the biggest privilege to me. That day is the start of a beautiful journey into marriage and I hold strong traditional values when it comes to marriage. I could not be more blessed to share in those special days and moments with my couples. If you know me, theres little I love more then a good wedding. But among the many weddings I was present for this year, I also had the privilege in documenting the innocence of newborns, the excitement of new engagements, the laughter and love shared between a family, business head shots, and my very first surprise proposal. All of these hours spent behind my camera have left me bursting with appreciation to be granted the blessing of being your photographer. The moments I have spent laughing with you and listening to your stories whether they be about love, adjustment to parenthood, business plans or the future wedding that you have been dreaming about for years, have without hesitation been truly cherished.

JLP also under went a huge change! We worked with a talented designer to revamp our logo, website, and brand identity and I could not be more thrilled with the outcome. My new logo is timeless and fun and here to stay!

On a personal note and our absolute biggest highlight of 2014, was the announcement me and my husband made of our joyful pregnancy. Our first born child, whom we have found out is a sweet little boy is expected this coming March and to say we are excited is an understatement. Pregnancy has been quite the journey, but an absolute wonderful one at that. We had been wishing and dreaming for this moment for awhile. And aside from my vows to my husband, I think this tops the list on serious commitments in my life. I can’t wait to share a little peek at my son’s life and the new experience of being a first time mom.

So needless to say, I have had another year full of rich blessings. I continue to be granted the honour in documenting your sweetest moments and lives and I too get to experience what true love really feels like. – True love in all its forms.

Although I don’t like to wish time away, I anticipate all that awaits me in 2015 and I sincerely thank all who have chose JLP to be apart of their new year as well!

 

Thank you always, for the sweet memories. You and your photographic stories are forever cherished in my heart.

Your photographer and friend,

Jessica

xo