| Hello, 2016! |

It's a new year and that means new goals! This past week I sat down to process, evaluate and refine my goals for Mary Kate Steele Photography, personal goals in my life, and goals for my family. One of my goals this year for MKS Photography is to be more diligent about writing blog posts, but even more so, blogs about my personal life, my family and what goes on at our little Steele family homestead.

I am learning that past and future clients like connecting more with the person behind the lens and the person who dreamt up Mary Kate Steele Photography. So, here it goes! :) 

I'd like to introduce you to my mini me, my heartbeat, my little sunshine. Please meet my little one year old, Mark William. Mark is my only child - for now - we'll think about adding another one down the road. He is a pretty chill little guy. He is a very observant, content, sweet social butterfly and when he's not, it's usually because he's impatient for his bottle of milk. ;)

Mark was a complete surprise to me and Nick, since we were not planning on having kids quite yet. I will be honest in saying that I was discouraged that maybe once Mark was born, he would put a major hold on my dream to be a full time photographer and start up my own business. However, I chose to believe that God had a better plan for me, my dream and my family - and He did, because the truth is, He always does. Mark brought wonderful, new inspiration to my creativity and instead of setting me back, my business began to flourish in ways it never had before! It's pretty cool. :) 

I am very excited for where this new year will take us as a family and all that it has in store for Mary Kate Steele Photography. As hard as it is to work for yourself, get your brand and talent out there and feel like you're making steps forward instead of backward, the Lord is teaching me to leave my heart open and trust Him and His timing for everything - and that is much easier said than done. Ha! Some days my heart chooses well and other days, not so much, but that's part of growing. So any of you readers, clients, family, friends, who ever is reading this, I ask that you keep me, my family and my dream in your prayers. That whatever God has planned, my heart will choose to be open. <3

Blessings to you!

^^*Last three images by Janae Rose Photography*

XOXO, 

Mary Kate