Apt. B Photography | Year One

The number of times I've written the first sentence of this blog post and then deleted it is bordering on ridiculous. But what-oh-what do I even say about something as epic as reaching the anniversary of my first year of Apt. B Photography?? What words could do justice to this past year? It feels like yesterday that I decided to rebrand my business. To reinvigorate it. To put myself out there in the biggest way possible and actually make my dream job happen. It was just a year ago that I was carrying around a notebook filled with names for my business that just weren't quite right. I can still remember so clearly the punch-in-the-gut, goosebumps-all-over, that's-the-ONE feeling I got when "Apt. B Photography" finally came to me. I can still taste the excitement on the day I sent my inspiration board to my designer, so ready to see my business' brand come to life. I swear I was just yesterday sitting in my apartment struggling with my website, unsure if it would ever be ready to launch, and scared that even when it did launch, no one would contact me.

And now, I am here. Exactly one year into Apt. B. It's happening. Like, really happening. And I have already gotten to be a part of more love stories than I ever imagined, in places I had only dreamed about...

This adventure has taken me from familiar faces in Gainesville...

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Johnson-24

...to a windy lakeside in Costa Rica...

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JimenaWEB-76

...to a Lowcountry trail...

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KatieBenPRINT-19

...to a dance party in a brewery....

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AptBPhotography_CarlosEmily10.11.14-953

...to ceremony outside a fort in St. Augustine on New Year's Eve...

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AptBPhotography_MarkAmanda-407

...to the magical trees of Wormsloe...

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AptBPhotography_KirstieCarlos-22

...to the lovely squares of downtown Savannah...

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AptBPhotography_BurtonFamily-103

...to an Italian villa hidden in downtown Orlando...

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AptBPhotography_ValerieKenny-33

...to a magical sunrise on Tybee...

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AptBPhotography_StaceyTJ-57

...to laughter under giant trees...

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AptBPhotography_JessicaMike_4.11.15-140

..to the cobblestones on River Street...

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AptBPhotography_AlexRicky-129

...to an airplane hangar...

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AptBPhotography_Ivory+Beau_70sHangar-62

...to a pretty poolside...

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AptBPhotography_IvoryBeau-97

...to a rain shower under an old oak tree...

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AptBPhotography_MistyShayneWedding-519

...and to SO many more places. It's been the best kind of adventure--the kind that's really exciting, a little bit scary, difficult at times, often exhausting, incredibly exhilarating, and totally fun. If this was just Year One, then I can't wait to see what Year Two has in store. <3