2013: In Review

December 31, 2013

For those of you that have been following my blog (Hi mom!) I started this journey back in 2012. This March I celebrated a year of following my dream and it has gotten even better since! 2013 was my first full year of business and I am overwhelmed with how amazing it has been! I find it difficult to express how thankful I am for my clients, but here it goes anyway… Because of you, this dream I carried in the back of my mind has become real. You trusted me, you supported me, and you gave Jessica M. Wood Photography a chance. For that I will always be so grateful to you and your beautiful families. The time that I spent getting to know you, whether it was in preparation for a wedding or lifestyle session, has brought me so much joy. I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and to even call some of them friends. So THANK YOU a million times over!!!

(check back later for more behind the scenes photos!)

In the past year I have photographed 36 Sessions (including maternity, newborns, families, seniors, engagements, and more), 6 Weddings and 3 Styled Shoots (a wedding, elopement, and anniversary). I was also featured on three top wedding blogs (WHAT!) I designed a new website and blog, mentored a couple of aspiring photographers, and also purchased a new beauuuutiful camera and a few more pieces of equipment to keep it company. It was a big year in my personal life too. Although there were many challenges (like being put in a boot TWICE), I am thankful for the good times. Sam and I adopted a second puppy, I graduated from college and then got accepted in to graduate school at USC, and I made some incredible memories. At the end of the day, I am SO ready for 2014 and the exciting adventures it will bring!

Here are just a few of my favorite images from 2013… (It was SO hard to choose- what a wonderful problem to have!)

Happy New Year friends!!!!




I’m your biggest fan (and I still would be even if I wasn’t your mum!!!). Congratulations on an awesome year personally and in business!!

Beautiful photos!!! Such an amazing year! Happy New year!!!

You’ve definitely had an awesome year! Congratulations!

Stunning work! Congratulations on your first full year, so looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings for you – Happy New Year!