It’s officially that time of year… 

The holidays are over and plans for the New Year have started.  Although I’m excited to start 2016 and finalize so many new things I have planned, I can’t possibly move forward without reflecting on the past, sharing the moments that had such a huge impact on me, and my photography business.

 

As I count my blessings, I have to stop and thank all of those that supported me, and my small business, Kat Oswald Photography, in 2015.  It has definitely been an amazing year!  I started out with some very small goals and expectations.  I ended up being blessed enough to second-shoot nearly a dozen weddings with the amazing local photographer Emma of Emma Marie Photography; photograph 3 preschools and 1 high school; photograph graduating seniors; photograph several events for nonprofits such as The Ronald McDonald House, Care Net's Walk For Life event and the Out of the Darkness Walk for AFSP.  I joined some great professional organizations, and I found a new passion – newborn photography.  It’s been a phenomenal year and I am truly blessed beyond measure to have received so much love and support from you.

 

The love, support and prayers that I’ve received from not only my friends and family members, but also from clients, their friends and family, social media followers, and other photographers has truly touched my heart this year.  Thank you to those that have “liked” my work on social media, left me comments, shared my page and/or posts, followed my work, encouraged me, trusted me to photograph your family, and referred me to your friends and family members – I cannot begin to thank you enough.  You are truly amazing.  It has been a privilege and a blessing to capture so many moments for so many families – I’m honored.

 

My husband has been my rock and incredibly supportive.  He spent numerous nights and weekends with the kids so I could go out and photograph weddings, families and seniors.  He made scouting trips “family time” by packing up the kids (and the dog) to tag along with me.  Thank you My Love, for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself, for being patient & loving during this business launch, and for supporting me in so many ways.

 

Albuquerque is such a gorgeous city and I have had a blast photographing at local parks, around Elena Gallegos and in the foothills, at Bachechi, Alameda Open Space, up at the Sandia crest, in the Corrales Bosque, around Old Town & downtown, in private homes, in hotels – you name it…  Having these stunning backdrops

 

With all the sessions I had this year, and all the beautiful outdoor locations, I couldn’t pick favorites…  So I left that to my clients.  If you have a moment, I’d love for you to check them out.  Better yet, visit this link on my business facebook page to vote for your favorite photo (or photos) and help clients win credits and a prize. 

 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO(S) & HELP A FEW CLIENTS WIN A GREAT PRIZES!!!

 I'll leave this blog telling you that there are great things coming to Kat Oswald Photography in 2016.  A referral program… different photography session packages…  more mini sessions…  giveaways via the Facebook page… more posts on Instagram… some out of state sessions, collaborations with local businesses & other photographers, and a discount to all repeat clients. 

 

Again, I thank you for support me as your family photographer, your engagement photographer, your child's photographer, your maternity photographer, your newborn photographer, your wedding photographer, your friend, as a person, a business owner, a mom, a wife, an artist, and an entrepreneur.  I'm humbled, honored and thrilled knowing you guys have my back!!!  2015 was a great year and I'm ready for 2016 - BRING IT ON!!!

 

Big Hug & Many Blessings to You & Yours!  May God Shine His Light On You Throughout The New Year.
Your humbled photographer & friend,
~Kat Oswald  

 

Of course, you know I can't blog without leaving some photos….  ;-)  Enjoy!

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