2018 Year in Review-Colorado Kate Photography

I absolutely love January 1st. It’s actually probably my favorite time of the year. I look back on the last year and see all the amazing things I’ve achieved, reflect on the things I could have done better and remember the lessons that I learned. To me all of it is good, even the low, because without the lows, you can’t appreciate the highs.

However, January 1st isn’t just about reflecting, it’s about looking ahead. It’s about starting a blank new chapter and it’s always so exciting. I think of all of the hope and possibility and I’m just buzzing with positive energy. I love to write, and my favorite thing is receiving a blank journal and think about all the words I can pour in it. So January 1st is like buying a new blank journal, it’s my favorite time of the year!

This isn’t a a resolution blog, this isn’t a goals blog, this is a 2018 Year in Review blog, so here I go.

I made a goal of how many wedding I wanted to shoot and exceeded it. Each of my couples were so amazing and so kind and every single wedding I left drunk on love. There is something so special about capturing two people in love!

My family traveled around to Cancun, Chicago, Madison and the famous Lake Geneva and saw the Maroon Bells in the Fall. We had some amazing mountain getaways. It wasn’t so long ago, even going to the mountains wasn’t something we could afford so I have so much gratitude that we were able to do any of these trips.

So enjoy my year in review, some professional photos, some just personal photos, but a little glimpse into my life. Cheers to 2019!

Annual greet the first sun of the year with my dog Lucy because no one else in my family loves to get up early and be freezing.

Annual greet the first sun of the year with my dog Lucy because no one else in my family loves to get up early and be freezing.

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Sienna Ice Castles

Sienna Ice Castles

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My heart shattered in a million pieces as I had to say goodbye to my first baby Charlie Girl. I was lucky to have her for 14 beautiful years. It was a much harder loss than I could have imagined. Xander took this photo and it’s probably my favorite of the year.

My heart shattered in a million pieces as I had to say goodbye to my first baby Charlie Girl. I was lucky to have her for 14 beautiful years. It was a much harder loss than I could have imagined. Xander took this photo and it’s probably my favorite of the year.

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Just combing the beach in Mexico with the tractor. Getting up at 5am was oddly my favorite part of the trip.

Just combing the beach in Mexico with the tractor. Getting up at 5am was oddly my favorite part of the trip.

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Sienna and Garden of the Gods

Sienna and Garden of the Gods

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Xander playing around with the kind Love Tale’s props.

Xander playing around with the kind Love Tale’s props.

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Jace is a master at fixing things. Trucks, total remodels, this man is mechanical genius.

Jace is a master at fixing things. Trucks, total remodels, this man is mechanical genius.

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Making my husband who is afraid of heights take picture on the top of Mount Evans.

Making my husband who is afraid of heights take picture on the top of Mount Evans.

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That time we took Mavis to Black Canyon and she was not happy about the $20 entrance fee.  (Not pictured, Mavis)  These girls make me a better person.

That time we took Mavis to Black Canyon and she was not happy about the $20 entrance fee. (Not pictured, Mavis) These girls make me a better person.

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That time we killed Sienna touring Chicago. But there was just so much to see.

That time we killed Sienna touring Chicago. But there was just so much to see.

Xander at the Chicago Art Institute

Xander at the Chicago Art Institute

This scene will always bring a smile to my heart. This is the first time my kids saw fireflies and they were just as excited as I was the first time I saw them!

This scene will always bring a smile to my heart. This is the first time my kids saw fireflies and they were just as excited as I was the first time I saw them!

Paddling on the water with cousins. Sienna giving me that, I wish my mom wasn’t a photographer smile.

Paddling on the water with cousins. Sienna giving me that, I wish my mom wasn’t a photographer smile.

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Summer was spent in the water.

Summer was spent in the water.

Friendship of over 30 years with these ladies. Celebrating Heather’s 40th.

Friendship of over 30 years with these ladies. Celebrating Heather’s 40th.

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My girl learned to spread her wings.

My girl learned to spread her wings.

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Annual Steamboat Springs trip with Aunt Mary Jo & Uncle Gene

Annual Steamboat Springs trip with Aunt Mary Jo & Uncle Gene

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Turned 40 without much ado, and it was perfect. Just a hike, my family and some of my hubs ribeyes.

Turned 40 without much ado, and it was perfect. Just a hike, my family and some of my hubs ribeyes.

Don’t let this fool you, she complained the entire way up. But was excited we were almost to the top and ending the hike.

Don’t let this fool you, she complained the entire way up. But was excited we were almost to the top and ending the hike.

Obviously I’m super proud of this.

Obviously I’m super proud of this.

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My amazing wing girl and second shooter THE Heather Cline. (Crowd goes wild!)

My amazing wing girl and second shooter THE Heather Cline. (Crowd goes wild!)

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The view most people see of me.

The view most people see of me.

The side only my family sees, but what goes on behind the magic of your photos.

The side only my family sees, but what goes on behind the magic of your photos.

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Heather and I made a thing of taking a photo of ourselves through a reflection at each wedding.

Heather and I made a thing of taking a photo of ourselves through a reflection at each wedding.

Thanks for following along on my journey. I’m excited for 2019 and all it holds. Here’s to health, happiness, adventure and photography.