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Thank you! Thank you  so so much! Yes, I’m thanking YOU…. the blog reader. Whoever is reading this, you have been such an integral part of this business. I couldn’t do this without you. Just recently I met with my CPA and we were going over expenses and mileage and all of that stuff that I HATE dealing with…. and after we got to the end of the spreadsheet she said…”Oh, you know what I didn’t see… I didn’t see your expenses for Advertising”.  I responded proudly and said “I don’t pay for advertising!”. Just like that! I probably would have shouted it if it wasn’t my first time meeting her.

You see, because of people like you… my business has grown 100% organically. I shoot weddings, I make new friends, I create great product and then people talk about me (hopefully positively!). Once the wedding is done and has been blogged, people like YOU share it and get excited about my work and YOU grow my business. I can’t take the credit for this at all. Every time I view my blog stats I am so overwhelmed and thankful.  There are some of you out there that have single handedly changed my business for the better. I’m talking about those blog readers that sit in class and show my recent wedding to everyone that is sitting around them… and my sweet brides that check the blog everyday because it makes them THAT much more excited about THEIR big day, and those you have followed my blog and my work for 2 and a half years and have believed in me from the very beginning. I can’t express how thankful I am for you. To anyone who has shared, re-posted, commented, “liked” and promoted my blog in ANY way… THANK YOU. Thank you for allowing me to follow my dreams. Thank you for believing in my work and my business….. YOU are the reason I can do this full time and I’m so SO grateful.

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Above is a graph that shows how the blog has grown since I started it way back in Dec of 2008 (obviously March has just started so it’s a little behind:). Recently I have been astounded at the amount of monthly blog hits and  so I just had to write a little post to say THANK YOU…. to every single one of you. Thank you for believing in me, my business and my work!  Lord willing, I will continue to design, create and blog for many years to come!! I couldn’t be more excited about the future and all that the Lord has in store for this crazy business! Thanks again to all of you wonderful, wonderful blog readers! I love you all!!! Happy Monday!

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ps.  Whenever I need a good humbling….I just take a look at this first blog that I thought was WONDERFUL at the time. Thank goodness things have changed…..especially the haircut. OMG.

21 Comments Personal
  1. Allie reply

    I’m not a photographer and I can’t honestly say how I found your blog (a year or so ago) but I have to say I LOVE it and read it all the time. You are such a talented photographer!

  2. stephanie b reply

    yayay! proud of everything you’ve accomplished!

  3. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Thank you Katelyn! Thank you for giving me something to look forward to everyday… that is reading your blog posts! I love them & I love the inspiration you give me daily!! Yay for you!

  4. Lynda reply

    Your work is beautiful! I did notice quite a spike in the number of hits during the time following 10-10-10! Is it any wonder? Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding and your talents with everyone!

  5. Elizabeth & Ryan |Elizabeth Ryan Photography reply

    You are AMAZING! What an incredible graph to look at! ;) LOVE IT!!

  6. I’m Kristen reply

    I say go back to that ol’ do! ;)

    You are a rockstar, Katelyn!

  7. Laura Fiore reply

    I’ve been following you on FB, and never been to your blog. But you can bet I will now…your photography rocks, and I love your kindness that shines through all you do!

  8. ashley barnett reply

    Yay! That graph is awesome! :) You are a fantastic photographer but also a wonderful person, friend, and wife and it shows through in all your posts and everything you do. You deserve it!

  9. Kristin Nicole reply

    Congrats Katelyn! It is so exciting to see the steady increase over the months since you have started your business. Great job on all your hard work.

  10. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Mrs. Alsop – THANK YOU so much for your inspiring photography and exciting posts! I always leave your posts smiling and inspired to go get my own camera out! Your joy and love for everything in your life bubbles over into your posts! Even though I’ve never met you (maybe one day!!!!!) you have inspired me greatly! Thank YOU so much! :)

  11. katie b reply

    yay! i love your blog, i love the pictures and how friendly and encouraging your blog is!! All the best!

  12. Jill Samter Photography reply

    Katelyn I am so excited for you and thankful that we met. I hope to meet in person once we move near you! You are doing amazing things here and it is excited to watch God use you! Hugs!

  13. Elizabeth reply

    Katelyn, thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us!!!!! I am so thankful that you do this, you are such an inspiration to me and you are always such an encouragement to me!!! :)

  14. chesley reply

    you absolutely deserve this!! i LOVE your blog & it’s one of the few that i still read. i am SO excited to meet you iin Charlotte!!!

  15. Alice G Patterson reply

    Wow, 100% growth by word of mouth, that now that is something to talk about! :) Congratulations!

  16. caroline reply

    i am so stinkin proud of you. love you so much…

  17. Kristina N. reply

    Awwww… you’re so welcome! You deserve all the praise and business you get, you’re wonderful!

  18. Lydia reply

    Katelyn, I love coming to your blog and seeing a new post! You inspire me to create, design, and dream big!

  19. Karen Stott reply

    Oh my gosh Katelyn you are adorable! It is you that I thank for sharing your heart and being so uplifting. Hugs dear friend. You deserve all that you are being blessed with!

  20. Niki reply

    No, Thank you. I love your positive upbeat commentary and your beautiful photos. You remind me of a quote by Emile Zola ” If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will tell you, I came to live out loud”

  21. Leslie reply

    oh blog stats…i miss looking at these on fat susan in your room.

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