Looking back on 2013

December 30, 2013  •  3 Comments

WOW!!!  2013 was simply amazing!!!  

I thought I'd use our very first blog post to reflect on 2013.  It has been an amazing year of firsts and tremendous company growth.  December 2012, I was a new mommy of a baby girl and found myself suddenly in an emergency situation, and in the hospital.  At the time, it was just Mel, Jordyn and me.  Jordyn was working very part time, doing emails and scheduling.  Jordyn picked up the reigns and took over so quickly, without any hesitation.  She picked up my camera and started her journey as a professional photographer and did it with true professionalism!  Jordyn spent the next few months shooting, editing and trying to balance college and an overwhelming amount of emails.  We decided at that time to promote Jordyn to our post production manager and began to hire to fill all of the needs of our clients!  We quickly went from a staff of three to a staff of ten and more then quadrupled our revenue from 2012.  With such extreme growth, we experienced some ups and downs, some communication issues, a little social media drama, and even some staff changes.  We have learned so much and come so far!  About mid-year, we hired Jamie as our full time office manager and marketing director.  A lot of things have changed since then, and we are forging forward with a new database system and new scheduling software.  

2013 even blessed us with several awards!!!  We were voted one of the top three in York, one of Central Penn Parent's Family Favs and one of the Best of the Knot (wedding vendors)!  

We are looking forward to more growth and hiring more photographers this year!  It's been an amazing year, and I can't thank my staff and clients enough!  I hope that the New Year is a happy and prosperous one for all of you!!!  Keep an eye out for tons of announcements and new offerings!  Now I thought I'd take a walk back through some of the memories we have captured!!!  

 

2013 started off with a TON of newborn girls!  Natalie, Briella and Molly were our first three newborns of the year!

Miss MollyBeautiful newborn baby girl Molly sleeping soundly! Baby BriellaNewborn Baby girl Briella Baby NatalieNewborn baby girl Natalie sleeping soundly in her tea cup!

We even had a few last minute weddings book in January that began our year of amazing weddings!  

Ben and Megan were our first wedded couple of the new year!  

Ben and Megan Ben and Megan Ben and Megan

We were even blessed with experiencing a wedding from a different culture.  We experienced an Egyptian wedding, which is totally different then our standard Americanized wedding!  It was a beautiful and amazing ceremony and reception filled with family and friends who celebrated this unique union.

One of the weddings that stands out most in my mind was Kara and Sebastian's wedding.  This amazing couple married while Sebastian was on leave in January!  We got to know this family very well throughout this year... from their wedding, to capturing the birth of their daughter while Sebastian was on a sub, serving our country, to their first official family pictures, we have shared many tears with them and can't wait to watch their family grow! 

Throughout the year, we have captured so many unique events and precious memories, it's so hard to narrow them down for blogging.  Another memorable wedding was for one of our very own!  Jamie was married on a beach in Delaware.  We did everything from the centerpieces, table cloths, and little details to the hair, make-up, and flowers!  It was a gorgeous day on the beach and Jamie was a stunning bride!  

 

During our peak of wedding season, our amazing staff captured over 40 weddings in one quarter!  It's been a remarkable wedding season!! The families that I have met, and gotten to know, have left permanent impressions on my heart and mind!!  I can't believe how lucky I am to have met them and cannot wait to capture more memories for them in the future! In addition to the weddings, we managed to balance senior shoots, newborns, children, families, and cake smashes!!  Such a fantastic year... I just do not have words!  

We rounded out our year with more newborns and another gorgeous wedding!  

Our last wedding of 2013 was at Ski Roundtop!  The Miley's were so much fun and so easy going!  Jamie Miller and I shot this wedding together and this was more like hanging with friends then working!

Our year ended the same way it started, with newborns!!!  Our last two shoots were newborn babies! One boy, one girl!  They both rocked out their sessions and made my job super easy!!! 

It truly  has been a year filled with emotions, growth, firsts, and a lot of learning!  The staff at Loving Memories is excited to see what 2014 has in store!  We can't wait to capture the new memories that are ahead for all of us!  We hope to keep up this blogging stuff too (even though I'm not sure I'm so good at it)!  Happy New Year to all of you and your families!!! Remember today's little moments are tomorrow's Loving Memories!  

 


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Wendi Reid(non-registered)
LOVE!!!
Nicole Bender(non-registered)
Amazing job Krista! Just like everything you do ♥
Tina Eyster(non-registered)
This is great Krista!
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