Today I was looking through my 2009 blog posts and found this post.

There were my New Year resolutions and I wanted to see which ones I was able to keep..Lol :)))

Become a better photographer every single day. I’m sure my families and couples are better judges of that. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did my very best trying to produce the most wonderful images for them to cherish and I’m hoping I succeeded a bit. :))

– Learn something new about lighting, posing, composition ..FUN stuff every day! – hell yeah it was fun!!! I couldn’t wish for a better year! I have attended a very awesome seminar hosted by an award winning top 10 wedding photographer Chris Becker – a mind blowing event that really got me thinking. There’s a couple of photography forums that I highly recommend: the [b] school, POTN, Photography Schoolhouse, DPS – Digital Photography School. There are some fantastic resources for photographers t gain knowledge and network.

– Less PC, more books. I actually made an effort to borrow books from the library this year after realizing membership lapsed like over 1,5 years ago. Oops. After reading a few Russian novels I entered the world of….TWILIGHT series by Stephanie Meyer. I read all 4 books in just a few weeks and wish she had written more Twilight sequels! My friends are making fun of my new passion – the Edward/Bella story but I don’t care..:)))) All I can say – great books, awesome first two movies (I can’t wait for the Eclipse to come out this June) and a beautiful love story.

– Blog at least several times a week. – DONE! :)) I have done 3 blog posts a week on average (if my mad math skills don’t fail me lol :)) and really enjoyed it! Blogging is fun!!

– Spend more time with my family. I’m almost there but not quite yet. My mom has come to visit us from Russia and we’ve done a whole bunch of fun things together – like I signed her up for membership at Goodlife Fitness and we jam together! ๐Ÿ™‚ We go to the movies and shopping, she’s truly one of my best friends! Tim has started kindergarten last September and I love doing little school projects with him.

– Travel to  a place I’ve never been before. YEAH!!! My family and I went to Vancouver, BC for the first time. It was amazing!!! You can read the whole story here and here.

– Be happy with what a new day brings. With my busy schedule I am really learning to appreciate the little things in life (like a cup of hot coffee in the morning when we have no heat in the apartment, haha :)), or getting the fireplace going and just sitting in front of it with my family talking about everything. Love those moments.

Start gym again. SCORE! I`ve been going to my favourite gym Goodlife Fitness faithfully with my mom and we are enjoying it a lot! We have some amazing instructors – Elaine, Erin, Mel, Denisa, Emmy, Ali, you guys rock!!

Get a new body (I`m talking about a camera body, what were you thinking? :)). I got a Canon 7D about a month ago and I just love this camera!! It`s truly great, and it has expanded my photo possibilities.

 Now I have to start thinking about my goals and resolutions for this year. :))

And since every blog post is better with a photo – here`s a picture of Tim and my mom taken a couple of days ago when we were on the way to Kananaskis:

Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova,Family,Calgary,Kananaskis

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!

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  1. Danna reply

    wow, I am so impressed that you kept all those resolutions…I don't know if I kept any, come to think of it I don't think I made any last year…lol. May 2010 bring you lots of success ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Olga S reply

    WOW Svet, I'm impressed! You are such a consistent person, and make the best of every day! So happy for you and all your progress!!! Happy New Year to you and your wonderfull family and wish it's even more succesfull than the previous one!

  3. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Thanks so much guys!! Happy New Year to you and your families!!:))

  4. April reply

    AWESOME, Lana – love your resolutions from last year & I'm SO impressed!!!!!! Now you're right…time to make a new list for 2010 – still thinking (heehee)!! GOOD LUCK & may this year bring you MUCH Happiness & Success like last year :)))) xoxo

  5. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Hey girl, thanks sooo much!!! I cherish your support and wish you all the best in 2010! Have tons of fun with family and really enjoy the moments when baby Garrett is still a baby. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love lots!

  6. Edmonton Wedding Pho reply

    Wishing you the very best for 2010! I know it'll be a kickasss year for you. I admire your hard work and commitment to learn and improve; it will take you far. We should get together sometime. Contact me if you ever come by Edmonton and we'll get some coffee. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.Happy New Year!Lloyd

  7. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Oh Lloyd, thank you so much!!!! I wish all the best to you and your wife – may 2010 be a wonderful year for you! You guys are beyond amazing and I admire you a lot! We did plan to come to Edmonton a couple of weeks ago but Tim had tonsillitis (yikes), we might plan another trip for Easter time now. I can't wait to meet you in person! Cheers!

  8. Lloyd reply

    Yes, definitely let me know if you'll be around. I'd love to hear from you! =)

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