What a year it’s been! I’ve got a lot on my heart, so I’m taking a moment to share and update everyone on what’s new. Get ready for some rambling!
As you know, I moved to Orlando in May 2015. It was a big, scary, awesome leap of faith. I left the comfort of my parent’s home to get out on my own. I left a quiet retirement community for a huge, diverse, touristy city. I left my comfort zone completely. Those first few months in Orlando were tough. I lived with two dear friends, but it was still an emotional transition. The hardest part? I left Buddy in Englewood with my parents. Yes, my sweet, faithful Bud. I knew that I couldn’t bring him to Orlando right away, since I was working other jobs that kept me away from home for hours on end. Buddy doesn’t like being alone and gets separation anxiety–he’ll chew himself raw if he’s alone for too long. As hard as it was, I knew it was best for him to be with my family.
God grew me so much that first summer. It was one big lesson in trusting God to provide for me, to comfort me, to lead me, change me. I am so grateful for every difficult moment, because God used it for good. He showed His faithful love and care in ways that I never expected. As rough as it was to be away from my family, I knew that it was the right decision, because the Lord provided every step of the way.
Things really got interesting in September 2015, when I started dating TJ. We had been together very briefly when I lived in Englewood, long-distance, but it wasn’t the right timing. After a summer in Orlando, getting to know one another even better as friends, we were ready for more. TJ was an awesome leader throughout our courtship. Fast forward to December, and he popped the question! Of course, I said yes. Fast forward another four months, and we were married on April 29, 2016. Our engagement simultaneously felt like it dragged on forever and flew by in a blur. We spent an amazing honeymoon in Colorado, which is now my favorite state. Florida’s beaches can’t compete with those incredible San Juan mountains!
As you can tell, a lot has happened in the last year. It has been full of change, trials, and blessings, and I wouldn’t trade one bit of it. There was a lot on my plate, with the wedding and my other work, that my photography spent some time on the back burner. I just couldn’t keep up with everything the way I wanted to, which is why it has been pretty quiet here. Now, things are changing once again.
Emilee Fuss Photography is now Emilee Miller Photography. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to change the business name or leave it alone after the wedding, but I finally decided to go for it. I need a fresh start, a fresh look. My business has sat stagnant for months, and it’s time to revamp some things, time to grow, change, thrive. I couldn’t be happier about what’s coming!
The new logo fits me perfectly. Not only does it represent my new initials, it’s also my nickname. My sweet husband always calls me “Em,” as do many close friends, and it’s grown on me. I’m keeping the color scheme the same, because I love green. It’s such a calming color, and so prevalent in nature.
Pricing is also being tweaked. While I’ve avoided selling digital images for years, I’ve decided to include them with sessions. When I’m looking for a photographer, I want digital images, and I know my ideal client is the same way. I’m still offering the same stellar products, like luxury albums and canvases. Displaying artwork has, and always will be, a priority for both myself and my amazing clients. That will never change!
I think that should bring everything up to date! Whew! If you made it through all of that, thank you for reading. Please continue to check the blog and follow along on Facebook for new posts and news. Who knows what this next year has in store!
It wouldn’t be right to post without some photos, so here are a few favorites from our wedding. The photo with my Buddy is so precious to me. It was a priority to have him in the wedding, and I’m tremendously grateful that he could be there. I was worried that I would be really nervous before the ceremony, but Buddy was with me the whole time and helped keep me calm. He’s the best!
This man. I love him so much! TJ is my dearest friend and biggest supporter. He encourages me in all of my endeavors and loves me when I’m unlovable. God has given me a wonderful gift in my husband, and I couldn’t be happier to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man.
Many thanks to our amazing photographer, Lindsey Cassidy Photography! She’s the best. I knew I could trust her completely to capture our big day, and she did. I’ll treasure these photos forever. You can see more photos from our wedding on Lindsey’s blog.