Here’s to one AMAZING year!! | Wichita Documentary Photography

2017 has passed and I have just finished my final family projects for the year. I set out to make a video with both photos and video and then realized that there were just so many I couldn’t possibly narrow it down to make just one, so two it is!

I have always been passionate about capturing memories through photos, but I was never good at doing anything with them! With this being my first year in business I decided that was the first thing that I would change. I have printed many of my favorite photos and will continue to do so, but I also wanted to document our life each year in a big family album. I am planning on printing our first family album with these memories but now they will be stored forever in video and as well as print!

I have to tell you that going through ALL of my photos of this past year was really eye opening. This year was definitely a year of growth, artistically speaking, and I can look through these images and see it so vividly. But going through these also made me realize that a photo does not have to be technically perfect to be great and a lot of these are photos that I took with my phone, something that I have not done much of since becoming a professional photographer. This was a good lesson for me, sometimes a moment deserves to be captured and it is ok if it is not perfect!

So with all of that being said, I have some new goals this year:

  1. Capture more, more of the everyday things that I will long for one day!
  2. Turn my phone horizontal while taking video! HAHA! Goodness, the perfectionist in me was REALLY struggling with this while making the second video!
  3. Take more video, it is really a shame that it took becoming a professional photographer to really understand the value in this and I am going to be more mindful of it moving forward!
  4. Reach more people that need their everyday lives documented so that I can give the gift of memories that will live forever through my art.

There it is, 2017 was a BIG year for us and one that I am certain we will remember forever, but I have no doubt that 2018 will be the best one yet! I hope you enjoy our 2017 Kantukule Family Stories!


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