Hello 2018.

Well, I’m over one month into 2018 and we are off to a beautiful start! Which is saying something, because 2017 took a nasty emotional dive right towards the end there, and I was a little nervous about what would come next.

Let me tell ya, I had only ONE goal for 2017. Survive.  I know this because I literally posted it on Facebook and then it reminded me one year later (good ‘ol Facebook)!

How did I do on the whole survival thing? Well, I tried new things, met new people, and laughed quite a bit more than I cried (good gracious that was cheesy, am I a motivational poster??) I got a new day job and found a new career path that has me surprisingly passionate and excited. So on a personal note... I totally nailed it!

Business wise, I place Silver Feather Studios firmly into an undefined, ongoing period of transition. I have spent the past year observing, listening, and figuring out where my heart wants to go. Can I let you guys in on a secret? Several times in the past year.... I actually considered giving up my photography business. Want to know what changed my mind? The same thing the always changes my mind and makes me LOVE my job.... amazing clients!! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a look back on the shoots that reminded me again and again why i picked up a camera in the first place.

Now the big question. What’s next? What’s the big plan for 2018??? Well I’m taking on only five more weddings for this year (so pop on over here so we can meet darling!) I’ll also be available for branding and headshot photography and consulting if you’ve got a business that needs a little sprucing up, or are still using your high school graduation picture as your LinkedIn profile pic (you know who you are).

My one business goal for this year? Bring the ME back to my social media. I admit, I’ve been less than personal on Instagram for over a year now (for reasons explained in this post) and every attempt I’ve made to get back has been harder than I expected.  But it’s never too late to try and I look forward to sharing with you guys again!

In the meantime, enjoy a recap of this past year and I’ll catch you on the flippety flop!

winter wedding at childress vineyards | greensboro wedding photography by silver feather studios

United Way lifestyle brand photography session

the ladies of alamance county united way | north carolina branding photography by silver feather studios
Coker Arboretum Engagement session | NC Wedding Photography by Silver Feather Studios

Alex Reagon's head shot and brand lifestyle session

graham nc head shot photography of alex reagon at sustain social | silver feather studios
Product Photography for Hair Stylists and Hair Salons | Greensboro NC
Wedding Photography at Elon University by Burlington Wedding Photographer
Durham Wedding Photography at the Cotton Room by Ariana Watts
Pavilions at Angus Barn bridal session by Raleigh wedding photographer, Ariana Watts

Head shot photography for the Director of Co|Operative, Jensen Roll

graham head shot photography of director at CoOperative Coworking 
graham head shot photography by silver feather studios

Gorgeous spring Wedding at the Pavilions at Angus Barn

Pavilion at Angus Barn wedding by Raleigh Wedding Photogr

head shot photography with Director of Community Development at Co|Operative 

head shot photography for small businesses in Graham, nc
head shot photography for small businesses in Graham, nc

Product photography for Press Coffee & Crepes, a creperie in downtown Graham

Product photography at Press Coffee & Crepes by Ariana Watts

Head Shot session with Pam Jordan of Pivot Business Group

head shot photography session in burlington of Pam Jordan, blogger and writer with Celiac disease. www.imaceliac.com/
head shot photography session in burlington of Pam Jordan, owner and fractional CFO of Pivot Business Group. http://pivotbusinessgroup.com/

DJ Monte's branding shoot in downtown Durham

DJ Monte's head shot session in downtown Durham. Photography by Ariana Watts.

styled product photography for Eric's Cheesecake

product photography for eric's cheesecake | silver feather studios | burlington brand photography

Kim & Wally's home lifestyle session in Holly Springs

Lifestyle home maternity session in Holly Springs | Lifestyle photographer, Ariana Watts

Styled product photography for Fitz & Faulkner, a southern cocktail haunt

Styled product photography by Silver Feather Studios in Graham, NC
Styled product photography by Silver Feather Studios in Graham, NC
Fall wedding at the Cotton Room by Durham wedding photographer, Ariana Watts

Alex & Mark's backyard engagement session in Apex

Alex & Mark's backyard engagement session in Apex | Apex wedding photograher

Leah & Jerome's chic and romantic wedding at High Point Country Club

High Point Country Club wedding photography by Silver Feather Studios
Jessica & Corey's enchanted engagement session in Durham, NC | Durham engagement photographer

Savannah & Dylan's Winter wedding at the W on Elm

Winter Wedding at The W on Elm by Greensboro wedding photographer, Silver Feather Studios

Kathryn and Matt's beautiful winter wedding at Merrimon Wynne

Winter wedding at Merrimon Wynne by Raleigh wedding photograher

Here's hoping 2018 is just as great as 2017 was, if not better!!