"You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream."
2022 was quite the year. When I reflect on all that has happened, I see my family's resiliency. While we haven't seen many hardships, there have definitely been a few hefty blows. However, despite life's low points and what's sure to be continued hard times, we have adapted and will continue to cling to each other and walk with integrity. Life is not one constant up or down, so we know that 2023 will bring new opportunities and wonderful days along with hard ones. But how we face each day will determine the type of year we have. Integrity, kindness, patience, endurance, presence...these things will make the difference.
When I reflect on all that has happened in 2022, I also see so much joy and so many memorable moments. From ringing in 2022 at Epcot to ending it surrounded by close friends, our year has been filled with family, friendship, and love. We clung to each other in difficult times and celebrated together in the good times. We got to explore new places and relax in our familiar ones. There were definitely some new experiences for all of us. It was a year of growth and discovery. Our family grew a lot and not just in emotional/mental/physical ways, but also with the addition of new members. A sixth daughter was born to my older brother and his wife and I had the great joy of watching two of my brothers get married in 2022.
2023 has already started with a bang. On January 1st, we rang in the new year with close friends, and then Rich was officially ordained to the ministry. He is now Pastor Richard Davis. The same day, we celebrated Christmas with my extended family. Later this spring, we'll fly down to Arizona to witness Rich's youngest brother get married. I'm excited about what is already panning out to be a wonderful year.
I can't end this newsletter without highlighting what an amazing year it was for the business. Cyn Davis Photography had its biggest year yet with 24 weddings photographed, all of which were so unique and memorable. I'm so honored to have been able to work with so many wonderful people, from couples to families and other photographers. Last year was truly amazing. This year is lining up to be awesome as well. With 9 weddings already on my calendar and September fully booked, I can't wait to see where this year takes Cyn Davis Photography.
With all that said, let's take a look back at 2022.
2022 Client Spotlight
The first session of the year was of this family for the little one's birthday.
Latrell & Katie Maternity
It was a beautiful snowy day for Latrell and Katie's maternity session in New Castle, PA.
Lana's Passion Project
I helped my oldest present her passion for reading for a school project.
Clancy & Shannon Engagement
The golden light was perfect for Clancy and Shannon's cold engagement session at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA.
Garret & Lauren
My first wedding of the year was an intimate event at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA. Shot for Bellagala.
Alex & Nicole Engagement
Always love a good dip kiss. This engagement session was shot at Oglebay in Wheeling, WV.
2022 Senior Derrick
Got to photograph a spring senior session for Derrick before he left for the Navy.
Jeremy & Hannah Engagement
Despite the cold, Jeremy and Hannah did wonderfully in their engagement session at Monroeville Community Park in Monroeville, PA.
Ian & Kali Engagement
When it rained on the day of their engagement session Ian & Kali switched plans and moved their session indoors at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH.
Brian & Renee´ Engagement
Got in the water at Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle at Mill Run, PA during Brian and Renee´'s engagement session.
Miller Family Reunion
Had the chance to return to the Miller Family property for a big reunion.
Chris & Melissa
Did a maternity session for Chris and Melissa at Oglebay in Wheeling, WV just in time for Mother's Day.
Dress for Success
I got out to do headshots for a women's business function at the beginning of May.
Larry & Rachel Engagement
Loved this downtown Steubenville, OH engagement session.
Nick & Angelica
My brother, Nick, married Angelica in May at our church, Open Door Baptist Church in Colliers, WV. Their reception was held at the Saint Francis Center in Follansbee, WV.
Mark & Megan
Shot for Bellagala. This classic wedding was so much fun. Their ceremony was at Saint Philip Catholic Church and their reception was at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.
Clancy & Shannon
If I could rate and review my clients, this couple would get all the stars. 10/10 would shoot their wedding again. Their spring wedding was at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, PA.
Nick & Morgan
Shot for Bellagala. The fun vibes didn't stop at this Lake Arthur Golf Club wedding in Butler, PA.
Charlie & Carissa
Adored the rustic meets Cinderella vibe of this June wedding at Valley View Overlook in Dillonvale, OH.
Tyler & Ashley
I cried so much at Tyler and Ashley's wedding at Misty Mountain in Fisher, WV.
Mike & Emmy
I got to go out to Gordon Green in Cleveland, OH to work with K+M Photo & Films for Mike and Emmy's gorgeous wedding.
Jeremy & Dixie
Loved going down to the WV Botanic Garden in Morgantown, WV for Jeremy and Dixie's engagement session. Their Valley Falls wedding later this year will be amazing!
Joe & Krystina
Shot for Nadine Photography. This high-energy wedding was at White Barn in Prospect, PA.
Dom & Bree
Shot for Kara Gwynn Photography. Dom and Bree were a joy to work with. Their ceremony was at Saint Vincent Basilica Catholic Church in Latrobe, PA and their reception at Antonelli Event Center in Irwin, PA.
Nate & Hannah
Also shot for Kara Gwynn Photography. Beautiful August wedding shot at Shady Elms Farm in Hickory, PA.
Xavier & Bobbi
Shot for Bri Santoro Photography. This wedding at White Barn in Prospect, PA was amazing.
Curt & Anne
I had the honor of documenting the wedding of Curt and Anne at Shakespeare's Restaurant & Pub at Olde Stonewall Golf Club in Ellwood City, PA.
Rest in peace, Curt.
Holden Family Reunion
I'm the second oldest of 8 kids. So when we were all able to get together again in September for the first time in 3 years, we had to document it.
Zack & Lily
The week I returned home from Disney World, I had the pleasure of photographing the backyard wedding of Zack & Lily in Pittsburgh, PA. Shot for Bellagala.
Brian & Renee´
It rained on October 1st for the beautiful wedding of Brian and Renee´. I photographed this wedding at Black Dog Wine Company in Oakdale, PA.
Jeremy & Hannah
On October 1st, Rich covered the artsy wedding of Jeremy and Hannah at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA.
Larry & Rachel
This was such an emotional wedding for us. Larry and Rachel got married at Shepherd Farm Barn and Event Center in Bethseda, OH.
2023 Senior Luccas
Got to explore the Brooke County soccer fields with Luccas for his senior session.
Joseph & Rachael
Shot for Bellagala. A gorgeous October wedding at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA.
Alex & Nicole
Loved the fall wedding of Alex in Nicole at Bethany College in Bethany, WV.
Joey & Lainey
Another wedding shot for Kara Gwynn Photography. These two had a beautiful riverside backyard wedding in Franklin, PA.
Braydon & Macey
Beautiful engagement session with Braydon and Macey at Oglebay in Wheeling, WV. Can't wait for their wedding this year!
Ian & Kali
Ian and Kali got married in November at a highland cow farm called Rivercrest Farm in Dover, OH.
Family Christmas session at Oglebay in Wheeling, WV.
Jerod & Gabby
My brother married his wife on a chilly December day at White Point Garden in Charleston, SC.
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