Happy Birthday to me.

I don't mind getting older and I'm really comfortable with me. Maybe a little too comfortable...I actually thought I was turning 38 today but through many conversations on Facebook I figured out that I'm 37 today! I'm feel so young! 09_photogirls_2012

I remember my Grandma so well. She was a young spirit. You know the kind of person that had spunk and enjoyed life? Well, I remember asking her how old she was and her answer was always, "39 and holding!" I thought about that this week. My Grandma thought 39 was the perfect age. Not too old and not too young. So, I'm excited for that year. :) For now I'll enjoy 37.

When I think about the year to come these are the words that came to mind:

-rest and seek God

-love your family

-smile...a lot.

-build and rebuild relationships

-sit still and listen


-keep trying new things

-invest in friends

-forgive quickly and let things go

-be thankful

-say no and be okay

-think before you speak

-listen more

-remember that simple pampering goes a long way

-take time to breathe and enjoy!

Cause it's going to be a great year.

42_photogirls_2012 Photos taken by: Shelley Paulson

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.