Friday, March 27, 2009

Now it's time to say goodbye

I sat in my living room yesterday staring at all the boxes we have packed already. It is a royal mess in our apartment right now. I can't believe that a week from now we'll be gone.

I love that I'm going back to my home state but Utah has definitely grown on me. How could you not love the weather, the mountains, and the fact that Utah has the highest level of well-being in America? So many people I know say bad things about Utah and cannot wait to move out. I can understand their feelings. But I consider myself super duper lucky that I had a chance to live here for awhile...for so many reasons.

I am especially grateful to all of the Utah photographers. I don't think the brides here have a clue how lucky they are to have all of you to choose from. There are so many of you that are amazing. I don't think I'd be where I am today with my business without all the talent that surrounded me for years. It really pushed me to do better. I've had the privilege of meeting some of you and some I haven't met but still hope to someday. You all create beautiful art and so many of you have inspired me. Thank you.

I'd like to thank all my Utah clients(and any clients that had me travel from Utah to their wedding). I've learned so much from all of you and I want to thank you for trusting me to document your wedding. I've met some truly fabulous people and I'm so thrilled that I'm good friends with a lot of you now.

So many Wisconsin photographers have contacted me to welcome me and my business. I find that amazing. Thank you so very much for your kind emails. It's very refreshing to know that there are lots of cool and fabulous photographers in Wisconsin that would love to work with me. I look forward to meeting you all :)

Thank you to all of you who sent me emails, cards, and gifts wishing me well on my move to Wisconsin. You have no idea how much that means to me.

Oh, and one more thing. Any Utah brides that are interested in booking me after I move, please contact me anyway for a killer deal on travel costs. I'd love to come back here whenever I get a chance :)

Well, time to get ready to journey to the land of cheese, football, and brats. I'm excited! Bye bye!


bethany.j said...

Anna, you will be missed!! I am so grateful we were able to meet before you moved! Good luck in Wisconsin, they are so lucky to have you. I can't wait to see all of the amazing images you will produce!

Dari said...

I am so sad that you are leaving and will miss you so much! But I am very glad that you are going home. That will be so nice. We really dropped the ball on doing a farewell dinner for you! I am in Michigan right now so I am closer to your new home, while you are leaving there.

You are so talented and I really am going to miss you not only as a photographer, but mostly as a great friend!

Love you!

Casey said...

Safe travels!

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Jan said...

Awwww, that's so bitter sweet, Anna! It was so great to be able to meet you and your fun husband in person the other day!! I will always be grateful to you guys for letting me tag along and ask you questions! I learned so much!

I hope that you feel like you have 2 homes now and will come back and visit Utah often :) Like I said, if you'd ever like to stay in one of our two empty rooms, feel free :)

Angie & Keith Andrews said...

we'll miss you!! best of luck.. you are an amazing photographer

nicole green said...

all the best on your new journey! i cannot wait to see what photos you produce in this new location! :)

Opie said...

Anna, thank you so much for being my mentor and inspiration. It means so much to me that you answered all my silly questions and brought me along for a photo shoot. You'll be missed.