It’s been a minute since I have had time to sit down & write to you all! Life has been so crazy with the work schedule & the holidays upon us. Some days, I finally make it to bed, only to wonder where the day went & why I couldn’t get more done. Who is with me on that?

The time of year has come for everyone to start thinking about their resolutions, a time to reflect on this year & make our vast claims for the coming one. I try not get too caught up in the wish making & such. Maybe being the realist that I am, has me not wanting to set myself up for failure. I do however, make goals!

One goal on my list this year is to book elopements! I recently had a very intimate wedding that I was able to shoot in stunning Boca Grande & it had me dreaming of the elopement side of wedding photography. There is just something about taking the day at the bride & grooms pace. I fell in love with the relaxed feel to their day & being able to spend so much one on one time with the bride & groom was such a treat!

I will be blogging their wedding in the coming weeks & I am buzzing with excitement to share it with you all! (My favorite wedding to date!) Keep your eyes peeled for that stunning wedding soon!

As far as goals go, I am always thinking of new ones when it comes to KSP, I feel like my list never stops growing. One thing I have learned though, is to choose one and hyper focus on it. That is where elopement photography falls this year, look out 2019, I am coming for all the intimate wedding feels! From the details to first kiss, I want them all!

When it comes down to it, I want to push myself to do more photography that makes me smile. As I go through the images form the wedding in Boca Grande, all I can do is smile. I leave my desk with sore cheeks from all the smiling I do. That is due to loving what I have captured & I want it no other way.

What is your goal for the coming year? Do you have a certain business goal? A personal achievement you want to accomplish? Share it with me in a comment, I would love to hear from you!

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XOXO- Kandice Story

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

In this day & age, it is so easy to just show the world the highlights of your life & forget to make a connection with your viewers. Lately, one of my goals has been to establish real connections with those that follow the KSP brand, so here I am throwing caution to the wind & inviting you in to learn a little more about who I am as person. 

By adding weekly blogs to my website, I hope you can find yourself laughing along at my mishaps, cheering when I get the laundry done & just generally find yourself feeling like part of the family. Welcome home!

Something I have wanted to write on has been a 10 Things post, what I didn't realize was how hard writing this was going to be! I think you'll find that I learned just as much about myself as you're about to. (I mean, I am not even sure how I came up with 10 things at this point!)

1.) I love reading! I mean it. I can get lost to a book in an instant, falling for characters I haven't met & places I have never been. I have been a bookworm ever since I can remember, always quick to pick up a book but slow to finish because I am never quite ready to say goodbye to the storylines I fall into.

2.) My favorite drink is an ice-cold Sarsaparilla! If you haven't heard of this drink, you are missing out! Let's just say its root beer on steroids. No other way to describe it. I actually go to the cutest old fashioned soda shop for them & I am itching to do a session there as well so stay tuned! 

3.) This one is a no brainer but I love watching how the light falls across the ground. I never really paid any attention to this until I became a photographer & noticed just how influential light is composing a beautiful image. During the day you can find me staring at long shadows in the house or finding a corner that the light touches just right, silently making notes of different times of day for certain shots I want. I am that obsessed. 

4.) I am selfless to a fault. Even typing that makes me cringe but I want you to know me, so here I am. I often put others before me (what mom doesn't?) so much so, that I end up losing myself to the needs of others. This isn't always a bad thing, but when I allow myself to get burned out, I am no good to the ones who rely on me. Taking time to refresh myself has been something I am working on. 

5.) I make these grand plans for my days off & never follow through. Who else is with me on this? I go to bed with lists of things I can do on the days the kids are at the grandparents & I end up sleeping in, cleaning or working. I think I have a love affair with productivity. 

6.) I failed my first semester of college. Yup, flunked right out. I was young, barely made it through high school & so in love with this one guy, that I didn't take it seriously & failed out. That one guy became my husband & school has never been my thing so I never went back. That's why you get to read blogs like this & see me doing a job I LOVE! (But stay in school, your mom made me say that.)

7.) I am not good at "being a girl". LOL Never have been good at the hair thing, keeping up with nail appts or wearing the cute dresses. I try, I really do & about once a month I get it together enough to look like I know how to apply that mascara I am wearing. I can remember growing up & asking God if I could just please be one of those girls who pulled off the shorts & a tee shirt look well. I think I knew then that the primping life wasn't for me.

8.) I am my hardest critic when it comes to my photography & business practices. After a session I like to give myself one night of not looking at the session because I am so hard on myself. I find I am much nicer to me when I have slept on the session. Haha!

9.) I DEEP clean when I am mad. I always joke with everyone that Jason knows if he's done something if he walks in & the house is spotless. I think maybe he's wised up & knows how to get a clean house.

10.) I play the guitar & sing. I learned how to play the guitar in high school after my dad bought me a second hand guitar at a local shop. I can still hear him saying, "If I buy this, you have to promise to learn how to use it." I still use that guitar to this day. 

I hope these 10 facts have helped you get to know me a little better! If you related to anything, leave me a comment & lets connect!