new year

new year

I wish I had a crystal ball to see all that is to come in 2017.

I have been waiting to share these images for a while now. We shot these on a chilly below freezing day in November and I remember standing on this rock in this dreamy velvet gown thinking, just wow. How did I get here? How am I actually doing what I want to do? I actually said, “wow” out loud multiple times.

To be honest, I haven’t ever felt more focused or more clear about my direction and my goals than I do this year. I have heard a lot of no’s, criticism, judgement, but even more yes, love and support. I try to drown out anything else and just keep charging ahead. A new year and a new beginning.

A lot of people have said that two thousand sixteen was a terrible year, but I feel otherwise. Overall, I walk away from this year with a grateful heart. I wish I had a crazy wonderful New Years resolution or a fabulous top 10 list to read off but I don’t. I love a good list but this year I just want to let what is seeking me find its way to me. I am opening up my arms to receive it and I cannot wait to see what all lies in store.

My personal verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I hope it can be your verse too.

Enjoy this post these images are so special to me. I am beyond thankful to local dress designer Caroline Hayden for the gown – Available on her website or at The White Room and Sam Edelman for the gorgeous heels. Also a massive shout out to my friend and fabulous photographer Russell Heeter for capturing this moment. You are solid gold friend.

Happy New Year.

By | 2017-04-04T06:21:10+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Lifestyle|5 Comments


  1. Michelle January 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Loving this…LOVING it! I hope 2017 is everything your open arms and heart hope it to be! Sending you much joy and love- Michelle

  2. Sharon January 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful gown and beautiful verse! I hope 2017 graces you with many blessings!

    • Tamara January 6, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Sharon and thank you so much! Wishing you the same. Happy New Year!

  3. Kelli Testa January 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Tamara you are gorgeous and look stunning in these photos! I just found your blog and can’t wait to follow along! Happy New Year girlfriend!

    Kelli xx

    Lovely in Gold

    • Tamara January 14, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Kelli! Thank you for stopping by! I am so happy to have you along. Happy New Year- Tamara

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