Rachael Houser Photography » Wedding Photographer based in Western Kentucky

When I made this list, I had every intention of completing it. Of course, a month later I had forgotten about my resolutions because other things became more important….like finishing my last semester of nursing school and growing my photography business. I haven’t even looked back at this list until now. I know, I’m awful. Anyway, here’s an update:

1. Continue to lose weight and make it to 120 pounds. It must have been really important, this time last year, to weight 120 pounds but I’ve yet to make it to less than 124 and I am completely fine with that. This is just an example of things become less important after time.

2. Tone up. Ok, this is definitely still important to me, however, I’ve failed to do it. I will be working on this resolution though…

3. Run a 5K. Nope, didn’t do this one for sure! My momma and I talked about it, even registered for one, but never made it past that step. Honestly, I’m no longer interested in resolution either. Some might call it laziness…

4. Read more. Yay for finally completing one! Since I graduated nursing school in May, where I barely had time to read what was assigned to me, I’ve read 8 books! All for pleasure! And I absolutely loved it!

5. Save up for a down payment for a house. Not only did we save for a down payment, we also bought a house WITH that down payment! So blessed!

Make sure you check back tomorrow for ANOTHER update. Yea, I’m just FULL of them lately ;)

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In 2012, I reached a major milestone in my business: I photographed 8 weddings of my own and was a second shooter in one. In 2011, I only photographed 3 of my own weddings. I more than doubled the previous year’s bookings and for next year, I’ve already booked more than half of that. I’m excited for what 2013 has to bring, but in the mean time, I have plenty of weddings of which to be proud. The following images represent my favorite from each wedding; I chose one from each so you know I love them more than anything!

Thanks to all my wonderful brides and grooms (and their families!) for making 2012 my best year yet!

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In 2011, I shot 23 portrait session, while in 2012, I shot 21. How is this an improvement in my business, you ask? All 21 were paid AND were full sessions, and not minis. Also, in 2011, I didn’t have a full time job other than photography so, yea. Below is just a review of the portrait session I photographed in 2012. Click on the image to view the full sessions.

I want to thank each and every one of my wonderful clients for making this year such a great one! Here’s to 2013!

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I met Morgan and Rob at Morgan’s family’s lake house on Kentucky Lake for their engagement session a couple Saturdays ago. My first impression? This is one heck of a cute (and good looking!) couple, inside and out. As the minutes passed, and I got to know Morgan and Rob individually and as a couple, it became clear: Rob absolutely ADORES Morgan and the way Morgan looks at Rob – it melts my heart! I wish I could have been available to photograph their Chicago wedding this coming spring but I am so honored to have been even just a small part of this most special moment in their lives. God bless you both, Morgan and Rob, and thank you!

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Carrie -

Amazing photos! I love couples who share a beautiful relationship =)

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas!

Have a happy New Year!