success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.- george sheehan

as photographers, we are artists. our photographs are the art, which we create. but when is a photographer successful? is it when one makes enough money? whatever enough might be. or when one books enough clients? when one sells enough fine art prints? or maybe success is when one gets published or has a gallery display? that is what a friend and i were talking about the other day.

for me, when it really comes down to it...success is knowing i've done things like this for families.

or getting told by a client,

we're so sad that you're moving...we want you to be our family historian.

that is success! that is what doing this is all about. sure...the money, lots of clients, getting published, having a gallery showing...that's all nice. but there is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you've done your job and your photographs have touched your clients' hearts.

and therefore, i can honestly say... i am a successful photographer.

thank you to all my clients who, over the past 2 1/2 years, have trusted me to capture their children and families. it truly has been my pleasure. i am a better person because of the job i do and the people i have met along this journey. and i can't wait to see what the future holds.