A New Year

2015 was a wonderful, awesome, and scary year. It wasn’t super eventful but it went way faster than I wanted, and somehow we are already in 2016! A new year always makes me nostalgic. I love the idea of a fresh start, and a chance to reflect on things that the previous year held. I’m a creature of habit, and don’t do well with change, but I have never been more excited for 2016.

My business was blessed more than I could have ever imagined, and I had the opportunity to freeze memories for the best clients in the world. I saw lots of births and lots of babies. Lots of laughter and lots of tears. And just a whole lot of happy. I can’t believe *this* is my job.

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Brandon and I celebrated our fourth year of marriage, and kept the trend of being a family of two going for at least one more year. 🙂 We traveled to a few places, learned new things about being married, and praised God for another incredible year. I am so thankful that he’s my person, and that I get to do life with him.

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We left the baby-making to our golden retriever, Sadie. 😉 She had 8 sweet pups, and one of them, Annie, is a part of our family. We’re crazy, apparently, and felt like our 2-bedroom house wasn’t cramped enough as it is. But we kind of like her a lot, so it’s ok.

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In the summer we found out that my mom’s cancer had returned, which wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for. She endured two different forms of treatment, one that the cancer didn’t respond to, and one that really proved what a rock she is. Wednesday she has an appointment with her oncologist to see how she responded to the chemo she just finished.

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I always make a list of goals and things that I would like to see happen in the new year. I have a list of things that I hope to accomplish for Brandon and me, physically, spiritually, and in our businesses, but at the top of my list right now is a good report for my mom this week. Obviously that isn’t something that we have much control over, and isn’t exactly a “goal,” but every ounce of my being so desperately yearns for good news. That a no-brainer, of course, but I say all of that to ask each of you to pray for just that on our behalf. Above all we want for Jesus to be glorified, and for this journey she’s been on to be evidence of His perfect grace.

Thank you all, so much, for such a great year. I’m so thankful for this small community of people that I’ve met through this business. I truly could never put into words how full my heart is.

Happy 2016!

17 comments so far...

  1. Kelsi Wilson Morris
    Kelsi Wilson Morris

    We’re so blessed to have such an incredible woman of God photographing our special moments!

    January 5, 2016 at 12:49 am   |   Reply
  2. Meagan Bailey
    Meagan Bailey

    Love this. Such an awesome person you are,Rach! Happy new year to you and Brandon! ?

    January 5, 2016 at 1:08 am   |   Reply
  3. Sherry Anderson Collins
    Sherry Anderson Collins

    Love you so much. ?

    January 5, 2016 at 1:15 am   |   Reply
  4. Matthew Martin
    Matthew Martin

    God I love you.

    January 5, 2016 at 2:00 am   |   Reply
  5. Lisa Rowell
    Lisa Rowell

    You are such a beautiful person inside and out. I just enjoyed reading this. I have been praying for your mama btw. So glad to call you friend.

    January 5, 2016 at 2:46 am   |   Reply
    • Rachel Leigh Photography
      Rachel Leigh Photography

      Aw thank you, Lisa. I’m so glad to have met you this year. We sure enjoy cutting up and laughing our heads off with you. ?

      January 5, 2016 at 3:21 am   |  
  6. Mary Anderson
    Mary Anderson

    Rachel, that was so precious. Brought tears to my eyes . Love you so very much, and I hope 2016 is everything you hope it to be.

    January 5, 2016 at 3:32 am   |   Reply
  7. Tracy Wayne Maricle
    Tracy Wayne Maricle

    So grateful that we had the opportunity to cross paths with you in life. You have such a special gift that is so much more than being a great photographer. The way that you can brighten anyone’s day by just being yourself is amazing. You have been such a huge blessing to us, and very glad to call you our friend.

    January 5, 2016 at 3:35 am   |   Reply
  8. Marie Alliceson Carver
    Marie Alliceson Carver

    Just beautiful❤️

    January 5, 2016 at 11:47 pm   |   Reply
  9. Larissa Moore Humphries
    Larissa Moore Humphries

    You’re truly amazing sweet friend ?

    January 6, 2016 at 12:52 am   |   Reply
  10. Naroby Bush
    Naroby Bush


    January 6, 2016 at 2:51 am   |   Reply
  11. Marty Brian

    Awesome blog! You are a beautiful person.

    January 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm   |   Reply
  12. Samantha

    You are such an incredible person to know and be around! I am truly thankful for your friendship and business relationship. I look forward to many more years of you capturing our family so perfectly and being a part of our lives!! Happy 2016 to you and Brandon!!

    January 11, 2016 at 4:16 am   |   Reply

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