2017 Goals + Dreams

Happy New Year!

If you are reading this, I hope your first day has been filled with optimism and love. I am back from Florida, which means it is time to get back to work…in the cold. While visiting family, with a few raps of my pen and a handful of twizzlers from my mom’s unsupervised stash, I pondered What do I want to see in 2017.

I mean, I want this year to count. I don’t want to throw away my shot because due to lack of preparation.

The bulk of 2016 was centered on finding my voice and who I wanted to be. 2016 was the year of the foundation. 2017 is here, and I am ready to build, committing to three actions: create, meditate, and educate.

CREATE: This is a big one that encompasses many facets of my goals. I want to create and foster meaningful relationships with my clients that shine through in photographs. I want to create lasting heirlooms and memories that will be treasured for years to come. I want to create art the resonates with me.

MEDITATE: I am looking to create a space for me to slow down and just be. Too often, being still for a moment is a low priority, leading to more stress. Consistent me time will key to navigating 2017.

EDUCATE: Educating is in my blood, and it would be a disservice if I didn’t use my resources to educate my clients, especially my brides. In everything that I do, I want to make sure that I am instilling necessary knowledge to enhance not only their experience, but long-term livelihood. After all, I want my clients to not only have a beautiful wedding but a beautiful marriage as well.

Without further ado, here is part of my gameplan for 2017.


Blog weekly
Get featured in a publication


Teach dance again
Complete a personal film/documentary project


Meditate daily for at least 15 minutes


Take my mom on her dream vacation
Shoot a destination wedding

As I write this, I am looking at my handwritten goal sheet, riddled with completion dates, action steps, my fears, and method of celebration, excited and optimistic. As the year progresses, I will keep you updated on this plan, and relay the good, bad, and the ugly.

So, there you have it. My goals for 2017.

What is your personal vision for this new year? What are you looking to accomplish?

While you think, here are a few songs that have helped me usher in the new year. The rest of the playlist can be found HERE.

​”Greater” – Marvin Sapp
“Try” — Sounds of Blackness
“Almost There” — Tiffany Jones
“2nd Win” — Kierra Sheard