So excited to get my best of 2018 up! Absolutely none of this blog post would be possible with out the many people that trusted KiKi Creates to photograph such amazing days in their life. From their friends and family at their weddings, to their pups at their engagement shoots, to all the amazing families I met. I could not put together such an amazing year without every single one of them. So if you’re reading, thank you. Thank you for continuing to enrich my life and my love for photography. I don’t know where I would be without it.
I believe in life, although an unfortunate truth, the negative moments can be easy to fixate on. Whether it be personal or professional, we all of our ups and downs varying in emotion and degree. The beauty in photography, is that most of us choose to capture and document the happy and exciting moments. And I have always believed living your life through photos can give you a more realistic approach to what your day to day, small moments add up to. It can sometimes shed much needed light on how happy your life actually is. The past two days of culling through over 50,000 images and over 100 shoots has done just that for me.
2018 held my first full year of managing two different locations and three different businesses. I spent this year focusing more on the quality of my work on the coasts of Florida and the many valley’s and mountain ranges in Colorado. I met not only one, but two little girls I get to call my niece. I got to know my home state and my current state I call home much better and more beautifully. I had the chance to photograph under waterfalls, through tropical storms on the beach, in negative weather where the snow was falling and the fall colors of colorado that have me so entranced every year. I met as many animals as I did people and was introduced to new customs and traditions. Every year with new businesses, clients and now locations I gain more respect for the job and responsibilities I have. I become more indebted to the people that allow me to photograph moments that are so important to them and in turn shape importance for me. Thank you for an amazing 2018!
So without further ado.. let me allow my spirit bride (Katie) to get us started with my most memorable moments of 2018…
We traveled to some pretty scenic places last year.
And in so many different weather conditions..
We also photographed more than just humans..
But when we do.. I am usually making them giggle..
We traveled in style and in so many different ways..
Also, we may have kicked back a few adult beverages..
And created some new poses..
And danced…A LOT..
The amount of color 2018 held was pretty magical..
All of the families and different people we met made it pretty colorful too 🙂
Thank you for sharing your sweetest memories, traditions and moments with me..
And going along with some of my crazy aerial ideas 🙂
And giving me serious squad goal envy..
And showing me what it means to be an independent, strong woman..
But mostly for reminding me what an amazing year and amazing life I have. A life filled with capturing people at their happiest times. And having some that start as strangers, become close friends. Happy New Year 🙂 -KiKi
Now I am going to take a nap because this is the longest blog post ever!