2016 was a doozy...can anyone else attest to that? It was comprised of incredible highs and incredible lows, great success, and great failure. But most of all, it was comprised of great love, joy, and personal and professional growth. This post is more of an introspection for myself to reflect on this past year and see how far I have come as Gabrielle Hail Photography. I'm not trying to sell you on my services or convince you to book me...that just seems too self serving and yucky. No, this is going to get personal. For I believe honesty is always the best policy.
I need to say my thanks. I could not be where I am without the support and love of two very special people in my life.
First, my husband. He has always always believed in my work and pushes me on the daily to put myself out there. He's always there to proof read my blog posts and view my collections before publication and says he's proud of me for picking up my camera again. Brock, you are my rock.
And second, my Holiday. This daughter of mine has honestly saved my life. As soon as she came into our world, my eyes were opened. I knew I could not continue to shuffle along in life working a 9-5 desk job, struggling to get out of bed everyday because the thought of wasting away in cubicle was too much to bear. She inspired me to get my cameras out of the closet, dust them off and start shooting again. She brought life into my work and everything I do is to make her proud to say that I'm her mama.
And of course, I would not have the career I am so lucky to call my own without my lovely lovely clients and friends. Each and every one of you inspires me to continue growing, evolving and being true to my craft.
The photos I am about to share are my MOST BELOVED of the year. Some you may have seen before and some have never been published. They are simply my fave and are a testament to my growth in 2016.
I hope you enjoy!
2016 has truly been extraordinary and I couldn't have done it without you.
Bring it on, 2017. I'm ready for you.