Wow! Where do I even begin to explain how amazing 2016 was! In 2015, I packed up my whole life I had created in California, drove across the country to get married in Virginia, and then jumped on a plane to move to Japan just two days after saying our "I do's." It was a flurry of life changing events in less than a month. As excited as I was, I was also terrified about what I was going to do with my life and if I would be forced to give up my passion of photography. In Los Angeles, I had an incredible job with a world-renowned photographer and his wife in the Hollywood Hills (who I consider to be family) and had my own business photographing families, real estate and still-life. I could only hope that I would have the opportunity to pursue my passion and career all the way across the Pacific Ocean in Japan. I thought I would get lucky and have a handful of photo sessions during my year living in Atsugi, but boy, oh boy 2016 proved me wrong in so many (good) ways! I can't believe how blessed I have been to be a part of so many different people's lives and memories this year. To be able to continue with my photography is more than I could ever ask for (extra thanks to my wonderful husband for his never-ending support). Most of all, thank you so much to all my new friends. I am so grateful for all of you, and will always cherish the amazing photo memories we have created together. It hurts my heart to be leaving Japan, but I'm looking forward to our next adventure and the opportunity to photograph many more beautiful moments in sunny Key West!