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March 21, 2017

Hello 2017…I’m coming for you!

Welcome to 2017 y’all. This year is going to be amazing, I just can feel it! I wanted to kick off the year to introduce myself to some of my new followers & update my sweet family and friends! I’m Michelle, the face behind the camera of Michelle Porter Photography. Saved by Grace, wife, mama, photographer. Most of you know about 8 months ago my husbands job transferred us back to the place I have always called home. North Carolina. We uprooted our life that we knew for the past six years. Our home we built, the friendships we made, and the place we brought home our baby girl. Goodbye Sunshine State, hello Sweet Caroline. Things were going to be different, but in an amazing way. We moved back to North Carolina. A place of familiarity, a place that has that feeling of home no matter where you are. Well 8 months later and we are “home.” We are located in the Charlotte region and couldn’t be more happy. Our home is everything I could want because its filled with more love than I could have ever imagined. 2016 proved to be amazing when we were granted such an opportunity, so I am just giddy at what this year will hold.

I wanted to share with you some of my goals and aspirations for the year to come. We are now 13 days into 2017 and I am feeling so refreshed and ready to take the year on. I have been doing some deep digging and I have discovered the one word that will be my 2017 word of the year. BALANCE.

There’s something so incredibly powerful about taking your goals and writing them down for the world to see. So here I go! By setting goals for yourself, you determine where you set the bar and balance life to make your goals into a reality. The past 2 years of owning my own small business has been one big dream come true, yet a time to learn and grow. Now its time to challenge my self and show the world what I am made of.

So here goes that word of the year, BALANCE. This year I can’t wait to grow, stretch my limits and see where my gift that our precious Jesus blessed me with. This year I plan to continue to strive for excellence and spread my creativity to endless limits. With this said, the key to my success will be BALANCE. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, it is my honor and duty to maintain balance in my life. I will continue to work hard, yet be sure that “the hustle” of life doesn’t take over. Life is extremely precious and even more so it is flying by. Not did until I became a mom myself did I truly understand that. I have been blessed by God more than I could ever dream  of, and never would want to take that for granted. So as much as I will strive to be excellent at my job, I will strive even harder to be amazing at the roles I have in life that make me who I am. I want to be present, and not miss one second of what life has to offer. From popcorn and late night movies with the husband to the moments when my little girl asks me to just stay a little longer and cuddle, this is what life is all about. I will never ever take it for granted. I will never ever say no to those moments. I look forward to balancing both my personal life and professional life. Less distractions and more interactions. Being present in every moment. You will never get these moments again, so we better buckle up and enjoy the ride now while were here!

I can’t thank my clients enough for always working so well with me and respecting me as both a person and professional. I am ever so grateful for YOU. My friends, family, clients, future clients. Thank YOU. Thank you for allowing me to go on this life journey with YOU. Thank you for choosing ME. I am beyond grateful and look forward to capturing more memories together. Without your love and support, I couldn’t have taken this little passion and turned it into such a dream.

I sincerely hope for each of you, a happy, healthy and successful 2017 with plenty of time left for the good stuff.

Thanks for following along friends 🙂 Cheers to 2017!


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