I'm a traveling wedding and elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. I capture real moments with bright, bold, natural images. My goal is to make your wedding day the best it can be and ensure that you have a meaningful, memorable, FUN wedding day that is the start of a lifelong adventure.
I’ve been writing “Year in Review” blog posts since 2018, making this my 6th annual review. 2022 was a doozy of a year for me, so I’m happy to report that 2023 was overall much calmer!
Here are a few highlights and stats from 2023:
Every year I look back at some of my favorite images and think of the people I got to work with, and I’m always so thankful. This year was no different. I’m so incredibly grateful for the experiences I’ve had, the places I’ve gone, and more importantly the people I’ve had the honor to meet.
In 2023, I know I became so much more confident and comfortable working in the mountains. I’ve gotten to know my favorite locations so much better. I can tell you how the sun moves differently in different seasons, what the trail conditions are likely to be at any time of year, and how to prepare for weather conditions. I’ve honed in on both my camera gear and my general outdoor gear.
A highlight of 2023 was spending 2 weeks in Thailand!
Here’s a look back at the goals I set for 2023 and how I did in working towards them.
Last year I was really personal with my year-end recap. This year not so much. But I do want to tell you a bit of what 2023 was really like for me, outside of just photography. The first half of the year was amazing and so much fun. Then in the fall, several things happened at once that made the rest of the year feel pretty hard. Over the course of about 3 months, I lost one of the most significant relationships in my life, I got COVID, I turned 30, some of my camera gear broke suddenly, and then I got in an accident that resulted in my car being totaled.
I’ve been living in Colorado for 2 years now, and I really do love it. But there are still times when it feels hard to be here. If you’ve moved somewhere far away and sometimes it still feels hard even after 2 years, you’re not alone. If you want more of my story regarding moving to Colorado, you can read last year’s recap.
Anyway, that’s where I’ll leave it for now.
Here are some of my favorite images from 2023.
Cheers to 2024!
I'm Abby Shepard, a traveling wedding and elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado USA. I document real moments with bright, bold, natural images and help you have a meaningful & fun wedding day.
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