2017 in Review | Professional & Personal

I'll be one of many to say WHOA - can you believe it's already a new year?! 2017 was a year of personal growth for me. I faced a lot of challenges but made incredible new friends, traveled a ton, and learned so much about photography and video. I'm so so thankful for everyone that trusted me last year to tell their story. I have many goals for this website and my work and I'm excited to look back on 2017 with you in this post!

JUNE

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This space didn't really take off until May/June, when I went to Boone, NC to take engagement pictures of one of my lifelong friends, Abby. I'm grateful that Abby and Caleb let me to capture this exciting new chapter, and I'm even MORE pumped to shoot their wedding THIS YEAR!

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JULY

In an effort to get some footage for my sorority's recruitment video, I took a quick trip with my friend Carrie to South Carolina where we chased sunset and took pictures in a sunflower field. Life goal = complete.

AUGUST

I started my grad shoots with Brooke, a member of my sorority. Cue the confetti! I also released the 2017 recruitment video for my sorority. It was such a cool experience to exemplify the values of our Zeta Tau Alpha chapter through video and welcome potential new members to the sorority recruitment process.

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SEPTEMBER

Hands down the coolest thing I've ever done: this milk bath shoot. 

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OCTOBER

I'm a loser and I can't get through talking about this couple without getting teary eyed. I can't put into words how much Tess and Tanner mean to me. Being the maid of honor in their wedding, then taking pictures of them in the mountains, then finding out that they're HAVING A BABY....2017 was such a good freakin' year for these two. Tess is my best friend so I'm really freakin' excited to watch her and her family grow this year.

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NOVEMBER

Confession: I'm obsessed with Christmas tree farms. Sooo when my best friend Gab wanted to take pictures in the mountains AT A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM, I couldn't say no.

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I also had the opportunity to collaborate with a boutique in Charlotte, Clair de Lune, and take photos of their clothes!

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DECEMBER

December was a whirlwind! Two graduation shoots and a holiday shoot and lots of back and forth for my winter break. (Click the photos to move through the shoots from this month.)

BEHIND THE CAMERA

ROW 1 | Sunset at home, my best friend's wedding, spring break in Naples FL, parent's weekend for my sorority
ROW 2 | Summer in Texas, my "little sister" in my sorority, running my first 5k with my internship, annual camping trip in Grayson Highlands
ROW 3 | My sweet new kitten Scout, taking engagement pics in Boone, sorority recruitment with my "little", welcoming home the new members of our sorority
ROW 4 | Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, GA where I saw Bruno Mars and cried, escorting my sister at her homecoming, another pic from my best friend's wedding with all of my high school girls, chasing sunset to bring in the new year with a sweet sweet boy

Cheers to the new year! I can't wait to take on 2018. 

photoSavannah WardComment