2020 may be the hardest Year In Review I have ever written. Not only because the world is going through a global pandemic, but overall this year has been difficult for everyone. Nashville as a city has experienced a Tornado ripping through our city, while at the same time a surge of COVID cases has taken over. We marched for change to try to bring education with the Black Lives Matter movement & ended the year with a devastating bombing on Christmas Day. To say the least, 2020 has not been kind to our city & the world.
On a lighter note, family has been the center for us this year. Spending a lot of time at home & with the ones closest to us. We may have finished Netflix & all shows including the beloved Tiger King, Ted Lasso, & Yellowstone. I can’t forget that I finally got around to watching every episode of Lost. (something Chris has been trying to get me to do since we met). I know we aren’t the only ones who bought every puzzle & game at Target, finally downloaded Tiktok, or trying every new outdoor activity this summer. As little travel as we did this year, we sure did do a lot of things we never would have. As a result of being forced to slow down.
One of my favorite parts of this year was exploring the side of Photography that I don’t get to do as much anymore. But I love. Fun fact: I studied Commercial Photography at Appalachian State University & have a full portfolio of images that are all Product & editorial. When I was in college we has a class called Shot Of The Day. Everyday we had an assignment of something to photograph.
Cue being quarantined. I wanted to challenge myself & started asking everyone on Instagram for things to shoot. Everyday I would photograph something different & show how I did it. It was so challenging & fun to share. You can check some of them out on my Instagram or Tiktok! Also, click any of the images below to see how they were made.
a few of my favorites from the series
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A lot of this year I wasn’t shooting, we REBRANDED and went from Alli McConnell Photography (YAYYY Finally!) to Alli Campbell Photography. We launched a new website! Thank goodness. The old one needed some serious work. Also, huge thank you to Elizabeth McCravey for all of her incredible design skills. Also, we launch the new blog & now have an awesome Style Guide to help you prepare for you session. Most importantly I gained three new coworkers with the full family being home everyday. Sage & Palmer love having us around.
Grateful. Grateful is the word I would use to describe 2020. Starting March 13th my vision for what 2020 would look like for Alli Campbell Photography flipped upside down. Yet you all still showed up. We reschedule over 17 weddings & downsized all of the rest. But we still did it!
The love that was present at all of the small intimate weddings I got to be apart of, was SO OVERWHELMING. I know that it wasn’t easy to change plans, or have a wedding that looked a little different. But dang, it was the most beautiful year & I am so grateful I got to be apart of this season of life with all of you. Couples, families, new babies, graduating seniors, new moms, all of you. I am so Grateful for you. I hope these memories we made this year show that although 2020 was really tough, that all of these memories were so beautiful & that we have so much to be Grateful for.
a few of my favorites from this year
and we couldn’t leave out some of my favorite personal memories this year….
Thank you again to everyone that has supported my business this year. Not only those I have had the honor to photograph. But those who has referred me, written kind reviews, bought prints & reached out in any way, I am so thankful for you all. That being said, that brings my 2020 Year in Review to an end. Lastly, let’s bring on 2021, I am so excited for all of you I get to photograph this year!