Hello Ladies and Gents!
This year for Sound Snap/ Pink Photography and myself personally has been a huge time for growth and learning.
Pink Photography is now owned by Sound Snap Photography LLC, which has been my freelance company for over six years, has now made the leap in to a LLC, along with that opening the studio, and going from just freelancing to running a studio has been a learning curve to say the least. But with the support of fellow colleagues, family and friends we have made the most of it.
So many changes and boosts to my career, starting off my first full year sub-contracting with another photography company, taking over the Pink studio in March, working for iHeart Radio with XL 102, collaborating with other photographers, making new connections,it has been year of challenges and change. Which I am continuously living in gratitude for. I never been pushed so hard to better myself then I have this year, and though things never work out completely perfect I see that everything happens in it own time. Right now I really want to thank the people who have made this possible for all this goodness in my life right now.
Thank you to Josh Jackson, Jennie Wood, Kevin “Elvis” Hulse, with out the meeting and team work with you guys Pink transition wouldn’t have been possible.
Thank you to Robert Fluty for trusting in believing in my talents to further my career and help me network in Vegas and Los Angeles.
My new friend and colleague Justin Sellers of iCosplay Magazine/JusCos Photography, for reaching out to me and wanting to work together and the support you’ve given me!
To Scarlet Starlet, Sarah Nielson, The Perfect Sin, Lily Liqueur, Brynna Raine, Empress De Naste, Bell German, Lilly Von Grimm, and the other awesome models that have helped me with making beautiful art this year.
To my badass Assistant Phen Bowman for working with my scatterbrained self to keep this office running in the right direction, and having patience with me!
Ashlie, thank you for your words of encouragement, the supportiveness and eagerness to learn I can’t wait for your internship to start next year!
Abby, thank you for being an awesome friend and helping with the boudoir parties and other assorted needs of the studio!
Aimee thank you for being the coolest studio neighbor and playing awesome music for me and the clients to jam to!
Bryan, I’ve always looked up to not only as a friend but as a brother and you’ve always been supportive of whatever I set out to do. You have been one of the most influential people in my life and I can’t say enough how thankful I am to have you in my life, from spending countless hours helping me with shoots, organizing, and building sets for the studio, to just being there for me when I needed a vent. Thanks brother.
Barbara, you are my awesome PIC and I am happy to call you my studio buddy. We have know each other a couple years now and our friendship keeps budding, thanks for always having my back love you woman.
Lauren Elle, even though you are miles away you have no idea how much your opinion and growing support for my talent has meant. I always have looked up to and the countless nights we’ve stayed up face-timing and editing have been some of the best. Were so in sync mentally and its great that even when the world doesn’t get us we do. I can’t wait for us to grow old together!
Ken Penn- I am so glad we met at the show this year and that we have a budding friendship, you are so cool and I can’t wait to see what we can work on together in 2016!!!!
Leo- My trusted pup and best friend, I would have forgotten to love if it weren’t for you being by my side, love you my furry companion.
My significant other, even though were only a few months in I am so thankful to have you, I didn’t think my heart could skip a beat again till I met you, thank you for helping to always want to be a better version of myself!
Steffanie, so excited to see what our partnership brings for us in 2016 Pretty In Ink Productions and Sound Snap TEAM UP!
Burlesque Community- though I did not perform this year, I have still been a steady companion in the scene from shooting shows and hanging out, I am so glad to be friends with all you beautiful people!
Sticky Rice- been a pleasure working with you guys and your Sushi is Awesome!
The National- Paul you are always sweet to me and I thank you for being so awesome, Zach thanks for always taking care of me! And the rest of the crew there I always love working with you guys!
XL 102 Crew Nikki, Fletcher, Steffanie, Tamo, Brett, Adam, Rebecca, and everyone else, it has been such a pleasure getting in to radio again, how I missed the MUSIC and PEOPLE! Thank you for believing in me and giving me so many amazing opportunities to meet such talented people and sharing my gift with the world, can’t wait to see what we do with 2016!!!
Eagles of Death Metal, Jesse, Matt, Jeff, Davey Jo, Julian, Josh,Shawn, and rest of the crew, getting to follow ya’ll around the country, dance, drink, and take pictures has been a blast! I am so glad we have these friendships now and that we see more of each other next year, I know it’s been a rough end for you guys with the Bataclan and everything, but you have my love and full support <3
QOTSA Family, the fan group I’ve been apart of for almost 4 years now, last year was a blast when we all met up but man this year has been amazing, from us working together to support each other through our rough patches and enjoying the music, to finding our lost brothers and sisters after the shooting at the Bataclan, to raising money for the victims, making the video for the band to show our love! Personally all of you trying to help raise money for me to go after my dream of photographing our Favorite band, which even though it didn’t happen we donated that money to the SWEET STUFF Foundation. I love you all the time 🙂
To my fellow Photographers, Robert Escue, Artist PalinOptika, Gabe Vazquez, Justin Townsend, Nikki Byrum, Chrystal Olivero, Sean Dewitt, Paul Murphy, Anjie Kay, Bailey Glasscock, Richard Bailey, TD Wehle, Warren Halstead, and all the other awesome photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with this past year, I hope to work with you all more in the coming year to make some more MAGIC!
Richmond Weddings, for writing that awesome piece on us!
To my friends, family, colleagues, fans, clients, roommates, and anyone else. THANK YOU! With out all of you I wouldn’t be here! This has been a long journey for me and if it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t have made it as far as I have so thank you! I didn’t think I could find as much love as I have with all of you, with your outpouring support, your all beautiful and I can’t wait to work with ya’ll next year!
2016 is going to be another Badass year and even more successful then the last so much change and progression, I’m ready for it!!! Let’s make this the best year it can be!
The next few days Phen and I will be working together to come with a game plan of how to take on the new year! We will also be starting a lot of new projects and if any one has questions or Ideas on how we can make Pink and Sound Snap better shoot us an email we’d love to hear what you think!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
So with this all being said you I wish you all a safe and happy New Year! We will see you all next year!
Tonight I will be at the National with XL 102 and GWAR so I am prepared to bring in the NEW YEAR RIGHT! Love to you all!
and The Team at Pink 🙂