2016 was a wonderful year for Tara Katherine Photography. As I sit here and “catch up” on the business in my off season, I have time to reflect on how wonderful this past year has been. Being a photographer is one of the most exciting and rewarding jobs out there (in my humble opinion of course!). At the start of every new year I look forward to all of the couples who I will get to share their special wedding day with. I look forward to all the new people I will meet through my family shoots, maternity shoots and senior portraits. I look forward to all of the magnificent horses and riders I will get to capture in the various equestrian shoots and events I will go to. I look forward to expanding my network of industry professionals and meeting other talented photographers and artists at the various conventions, trade shows and classes I will attend. As you can see there are many things you get to look forward to at the beginning of a new year being a photographer. However, the one thing I look forward to the most, is the way I feel after showing someone a sneak peek of their photos for the first time, or having a mother of the bride call me in tears to tell me how happy they are with the photos. To me, the very best part about being a photographer is being able to bring joy to others through your photos. The way you can make others feel through your art is something so special and magical, I hope I never take it for granted. I still get butterflies before every shoot and that’s what makes it so magical. I hope that photography never becomes “routine” and I can continue making people happy through my lens. Doing the job that I love the most. Thank you for another great year. Here’s to the adventures 2017 will bring!!